Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline


Safety Codes Officers (SCOs) are needed in virtually every industry and public sector workplace. With an in-depth understanding of the provincial Safety Codes Act and other technical knowledge, SCOs in the fire discipline help ensure public safety by monitoring and inspecting a variety of installations and structures. The expertise gained though SCO training, coupled with a background in industry or business, offers an excellent opportunity for career growth in a variety of settings. Individual courses, ranging from quality and risk management to emergency evacuation procedures and building construction, are also worthwhile professional development suited to many diverse occupations.

The 2006 ed. of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code are required for the following courses:

• FS100 Basic Safety Codes Officer
• 1-LFSC Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers
• 1-BCPS Building Construction and Protection Systems
• 1-PMSC Properties of Materials
• 1-ASCSS Alberta Codes and Standards
• 1-IPSC Inspection Procedures
• 1-AINSP Applied Inspection



Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer
ID #FS100

Although Basic Safety Codes Officer is not a prerequisite for Inspector Level I, it is recommended for individuals with limited or no experience in conducting inspections, investigations or public education.

Combined five-day course:
• Safety Codes Act and the Law (ID #1-SCAL)
• Basic Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes (ID #1-BIAFB)
• Introductory Fire Investigation (ID #1-SCOII)
• General Fire Prevention (ID #1-GFP)

$715
ID #FS100

Although Basic Safety Codes Officer is not a prerequisite for Inspector Level I, it is recommended for individuals with limited or no experience in conducting inspections, investigations or public education.

Combined five-day course:
• Safety Codes Act and the Law (ID #1-SCAL)
• Basic Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes (ID #1-BIAFB)
• Introductory Fire Investigation (ID #1-SCOII)
• General Fire Prevention (ID #1-GFP)



Course Cost: $715
Basic SCO (4 courses) Online
ID #1-FS100

The four Basic SCO courses listed above are also available online through the City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.

*February 15 is the deadline to apply for March 1 start and September 15 is the deadline to apply for the October 1 start

If you are interested in taking these courses online, contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8441.


$500 March 1 - April 26 of each year
October 1 - November 26 of each year
ID #1-FS100

The four Basic SCO courses listed above are also available online through the City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.

*February 15 is the deadline to apply for March 1 start and September 15 is the deadline to apply for the October 1 start

If you are interested in taking these courses online, contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8441.




Course Cost: $500
Scheduled: March 1 - April 26 of each year
October 1 - November 26 of each year
Safety Codes Act and the Law
ID #1-SCAL In this 8-hour course learn the basics of the legal requirements, obligations and responsibilities of accredited municipalities and safety codes officers in the fire discipline.

Evaluation: proctored written exam
ID #1-SCAL
In this 8-hour course learn the basics of the legal requirements, obligations and responsibilities of accredited municipalities and safety codes officers in the fire discipline.

Evaluation: proctored written exam


Basic Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes
ID #1-BIAFB This 8-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the elements and requirements of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code, and the interrelationship between the two codes.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.
ID #1-BIAFB
This 8-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the elements and requirements of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code, and the interrelationship between the two codes.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.


Introductory Fire Investigation
ID #1-SCOII This 16-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the duties authorized under the Safety Codes Act using NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations as the reference material. This course is only an introduction and in-depth material should be taken through other ETC courses.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.
ID #1-SCOII
This 16-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the duties authorized under the Safety Codes Act using NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations as the reference material. This course is only an introduction and in-depth material should be taken through other ETC courses.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.


General Fire Prevention
ID #1-GFP In this 8-hour course for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer learn current trends in fire protection and how they relate to the function of a safety codes officer. Topics include the leading causes of fire, fire deaths, fire injuries and property losses, complaint handling, general inspection procedures, and an introduction to general fire safety requirements in the Alberta Fire Code.

Evaluation: assignment (post course assignment)
ID #1-GFP
In this 8-hour course for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer learn current trends in fire protection and how they relate to the function of a safety codes officer. Topics include the leading causes of fire, fire deaths, fire injuries and property losses, complaint handling, general inspection procedures, and an introduction to general fire safety requirements in the Alberta Fire Code.

Evaluation: assignment (post course assignment)


Safety Codes Officer Inspector I & II
For a complete course list and descriptions please see Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1031).
For a complete course list and descriptions please see Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1031).


Safety Codes Officer Investigator I & II
For a complete course list and descriptions please see Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1033).

For a complete course list and descriptions please see Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1033).