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In addition to their current services for students, institutions are also developing supports to ensure a smooth and successful transition into the new learning methods for their programs.

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Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Courses in this program may be offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with JIBC about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Maple Ridge


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  • Length
    30 Credits
  • Tuition Estimate
    $12,000 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1600 Total
  • Credential Granted
  • Learning Method Options
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out JIBC's financial aid and awards page.

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Application Fee: $75

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent 

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)
  • equivalent 


Admission Advice

1. Applicants who do not hold a driver’s licence may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

2. Students are responsible for arranging their medical appointment with the JIBC-approved medical examiner: 

Ultima Medical - Occupational Health Services Coordinator 
#390 - 3600 Lysander Lane, Richmond, BC V7B 1C3
604.270.1370 (Toll Free: 1.866.429.1370)

Only this medical examiner is acceptable for consideration into the FFTC program. If you are outside of BC, contact Ultima Medical and they will try to secure an appointment with a qualified doctor in your hometown or nearest to it.

3. Previous volunteer work and/or fluency in an additional language other than English may grant you additional points in the selective entry process.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy JIBC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum score):

  • A "C" grade in English 12 or English Literature 12 or equivalent 
  • A TOEFL iBT = 80 overall, with at least a score of 20 in each of the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing sections
  • An IELTS = 6.5 overall, with no band less than 6.0
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB) = 7 Listening, 7 Speaking, 7 Reading, 7 Writing
  • Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) = 60 overall, with at least 50 on all subtests 
  • Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) = "C" in C1 Advanced 
  • VCC's ELSK 0815 and ELSK 0820 (with a grade of "Satisfactory" on both
  • A grade of 3 or "C" in Advance Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • A grade of 6 or "C" in International Baccalaureate English Level A (higher level)
  • An undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • Other equivalents may be considered by the registrar

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.


There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit, check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit, check here.

Mature Student

Not Applicable


International Student

Admission requirements for international students can be found on this page

For details on JIBC's International Programs, check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

To apply for a JIBC Program check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

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