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Individual Applying for a Certificate

Our current processing time for certificate applications is 8 to 12 weeks.

Training that took place more than ten years prior to the date of application is not accepted for NFPA certification. Candidates must apply for NFPA certification within two years of the final course.


Step 1     Confirm that you meet the requirements for certification:

  • Have you successfully completed the Alberta NFPA exam and practical skills for the level?
  • Have you met all the NFPA Certification Prerequisites?
  • Did you complete your training less than ten years ago?
  • Do you have the required medical qualifications?

NOTE: NFPA certification does not allow equivalencies, even through an approved training provider.

Step 2     Collect all your required documentation (e.g., official transcript from Lakeland College, clear copies of out-of-province IFSAC and Pro Board certificates, first aid wallet cards).

Certificates of completion or attendance will not be accepted as proof of completion. All documentation submitted will not be returned.


Step 3 Complete an Application for Certification and submit it by email with your documentation.

  • Do not send a link to a file share site. Documents must be attached to an email.
  • Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • If an application for certification is found to have been completed fraudulently, the candidate may be refused any future certification.

Step 4       If your application is approved, an email with a link to a secure payment site will be sent. Once payment has been received, your certificate(s) will be sent within approximately three weeks. If your application is declined, you will be sent an email indicating that it has been declined and the reason why.

Training Host Applying for Certificates

Training hosts submit applications as per the above process. All certificates will be mailed to the training host along with an invoice to be paid within 30 days.

Applying for a Replacement Certificate

If you have been issued IFSAC and/or Pro Board certificates by the Alberta OFC and have lost or misplaced them, you can request a replacement certificate by completing and submitting the Application for Certification. The fee for a certificate reissue is $130.00 each. Application submission and payment is as per the process above.

  • Date modified: 2018-07-18