NFPA 1021–Fire Officer Training program

Advance your career to the next level with the NFPA 1021–Fire Officer Training program.

Learn the principles of working in any fire department in a supervisory or management role and build on your already broad firefighter career knowledge by learning fire prevention, safety codes and ordinances applicable to your jurisdiction, how to identify trends and influencing factors affecting the fire service department, and more.


You will learn the basic structure of the fire department and the role of supervising officers within it, principles of leadership and supervisory skills, budget processes, information management and record keeping, and other important elements that make officers a vital part of any effective fire department.

The Fire Officer Training program also offers in-depth coverage of the features of response districts, administrative and operational structure procedures, incident management, how to maintain a professional code of ethics throughout the fire department, and the enforcement of operational policies within the department.

The Fire Rescue and Safety Training programs offered by NorQuest College have been reviewed and at this time all open enrolment offerings in these programs have been suspended. NorQuest College will continue to offer custom training for clients looking to contract training for their fire and rescue operations. If you have any further questions, please contact

Program details

The Fire Officer Training program includes:

  • Fire Officer I–XBUS 8020
  • Fire Officer –XBUS 8022


Online theory: up to 26 weeks to complete; approximately 30 hours of online learning, including assignment-based practical skills


  • IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Company Officer, 5th Edition

Textbook can be purchased through the Alberta Fire Chief’s Association Bookstore prior to program start date.

Prerequisites for certification

  • NFPA 1001–Level I & II
  • NFPA 472–Awareness
  • NFPA 472–Operations
  • NFPA 1041–Level I
  • Exams and Evaluations must be completed in Alberta

Click here for OFC Certification information and prerequisites.

Click here for training requirements.

Click here for non-credit refund policies.

Custom training

We focus on the partnership. We want to support our client's success and prosperity. Whether we use our existing continuing education courses and build on that, or if we start from scratch, we will work with you to deliver results. We customize curriculum based on your business or organizational needs. Talk to us today.

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Save on the cost of training

Whether you are an individual or an organization looking for training for your staff, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help save on the costs. Many of our continuing education and custom training programs qualify for the grant. What does that mean? With the grant, you can save two-thirds of the costs.

For details on which courses and programs qualify, talk to one of our program officers.

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Fire & Safety Contact Information

Contact us for more information on Fire & Safety training.

Main Office:
10230 108 Street NW
Room C100
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1L6

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