The Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) offers the Fire Alarm Technician training program. According to the CFAA, the Fire Alarm Technician training program was "created to provide training in the specialized area of fire alarm systems, thereby increasing the knowledge level of persons directly or indirectly involved in the fire alarm industry."
Individuals who complete the five required courses (Fire Alarm System Overview, Verbal and Written Communications, Basic Electricity for the Fire Alarm Technician, Life Safety Systems Electronics, and Fire Alarm System Application) and the work experience requirement and the CFAA registration theory exam and the CFAA registration practical exam are eligible to become Registered Fire Alarm Technicians with the CFAA. The CFAA awards Fire Alarm Technician accreditation. However, George Brown College Continuing Education has been recognized by the CFAA as a provider of courses that are equivalent to the Fire Alarm Technician training program’s academic course requirements.
For more information about the Fire Alarm Technician training program, visit the CFAA Fire Alarm Technician Training Program web page.
You must achieve a grade average of C- (60%) or better in each of these George Brown College courses to be eligible to become a Registered Fire Alarm Technician. You must also register to become a Trainee Technician to have credit for the courses registered in your personal CFAA file.
Core Courses (Seven)
This is equivalent to the CFAA's Fire Alarm System Overview course:
This meets the CFAA's Verbal and Written Communications requirement:
This is equivalent to the CFAA's Basic Electricity for the Fire Alarm Technician course:
These meet the CFAA's Life Safety Systems Electronics requirement (complete both):
Each of these is equivalent to the CFAA's Fire Alarm System Application course (choose one):
This is equivalent to the CFAA's Fire Alarm System Application exam:
Disclaimer: The Registered Fire Alarm Technician accreditation is awarded by the CFAA. The information provided here does not represent the extent of the requirements for the Fire Alarm Technician training program. The requirements are set by the CFAA, not George Brown College, so you must follow the process listed on the CFAA website and meet the requirements applicable to you to achieve the Registered Fire Alarm Technician accreditation. CFAA policies are subject to change without notice, and George Brown College is not responsible for any information errors or inaccuracies that result from a change in CFAA policy.