Client-hosted ETC Training

map showing Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan and NWTHost an ETC course at your department through our client-hosted program.
As a host you are responsible for scheduling the course as well as providing qualified instructors and evaluators/proctors.
We make it easy for you. All the steps and requirements are in our Client-hosted Handbook.(coming soon).
We've also summarized that information on the tiles below.
If you have any questions, please contact us:

Steps to hosting
ETC training

Steps to hosting ETC training

The complete step-by-step how to host training is available in our Client-hosted Handbook.
Here are the steps in brief. See the next tile for the complete handbook.
  1. Select the course. The list is available in another tile as well as in the handbook.
  2. Check the handbook personal protective equipment and facility requirements.
  3. Find out if your students have the necessary prerequistes.
  4. Budget for course fees and other costs.
  5. Complete the Application to Host a Course form (interactive PDF). Note: Make sure you fill out the form completely. If information is missing, the application won't be processed.
  6. Plan course delivery including the instructor, evaluator and proctor. Purchase any required textbooks.
  7. Mail, email or fax the application. The mailing address is on the form. Email, or fax it to 780 853 4348.
Then, the course is delivered at your site. This includes practical evaluation and any exams.


Client-hosted Handbook

Coming soon

Available Courses

Available Courses

Emergency Preparedness
  • Basic Emergency Management #1-BEP
  • Emergency Operations Centre Management #1-EOCM
  • Introduction to Incident Command System 100 #1-ICSEP​
NFPA 472 Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Dangerous Goods – Awareness #FFTS–S900a
  • Dangerous Goods – Operations #FFTS–S1200
NFPA 1001 – Fire Fighter
All of the form​er course ID's are in brackets.
  • Building Construction (FFTS-S200) QETC 101
  • Basic Fireground Operations (FFTS–S300) #QETC 102
  • Fireground Water Supplies (FFTS–S401) #QETC 103
  • On Scence Support Operations (FFTS–S500) #QETC 104
  • Structural Firefighting (FFTS–S700) #QETC 105 – an approved site is required
  • Hazardous Materials Fires (FFTS–S800) #QETC 207 – an approved site is required
  • Fire Safety (FFTS–S900b) #QETC 208
  • Pre and Post-incident Operations (FFTS–S1000a) #QETC 209
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers (FFTS–S1000b) #QETC 106
  • Vehicle Extrication (FFTS–S1100) #QETC 210
NFPA 1002 Fire Department Vehicle Driver/Operator
  • Fire Apparatus – Driving and Maintenance #FFTS–601
  • Fire Apparatus – Pumping Operations #2-PU
  • Aerial Apparatus #3-PU
NFPA 1006 Technical Rescuer
  • Rescue Awareness (NFPA 1006 Ch. 5) #RT-100
  • Rope Rescue Level I and Level II #RT-110/RT-120
  • Confined Space Rescue Level I and Level II #RT-111/RT-121
  • Trench Rescue Operations Level I and Level II #RT-112/RT-122
NFPA 1021 Fire Officer*
All of the form​er course ID's are in brackets.​
  • Fire Officer Communications and Background Knowledge (FOTP-250) #QETC 140 
  • Introduction to Basic Supervisor Functions (FOTP–300) #QETC 141
  • Safety Regulations and Basic Investigation (FOTP–400) #QETC 142
  • Single Incident Management (FOTP–500) #QETC 143
  • Legal Aspects and Evaluating Performance(FOTP–600) #QETC 244
  • Administrative Functions and Fire Investigation (FOTP–700) #QETC 245
  • Multi-Unit Incident Management (FOTP–800) #QETC 246
* Instructors teaching NFPA 1021 courses are responsible to mark and provide feedback on assignments throughout the course.
NFPA 1041 Fire Service
Fire Service Instructor Level I #1041-1
NFPA 1051 Wildland Firefighter
Wildland Firefighter Level I #1051-01
NFPA 1081 Industrial Fire Brigade Member
  • Incipient Level #IND-104
  • Advanced Exterior Level #IND-105
  • Interior Structural Level #IND-106
  • Industrial Fire Brigade Leader #IND-110

Course Fees

Course Fees

Client-hosted course fees are $125/student (minimum 5 students).
Exceptions are:
  • Wildland Firefighting $230/student.
  • Rescue Awareness $230 + $100 per course guide.
  • All other rescue courses are also $230, plus the site must be approved by the Office of the Fire Commissioner.
If a client-hosted course is cancelled by the host department after materials are sent, the host department will be billed a $100 course cancellation fee. 

Approved Site

Approved Site Requirements

Host departments have to ensure that they have an approved site and/or the required equipment to host some courses.
Courses that require an approved site and/or required equipment are:
  • NFPA 1001 - Structural Firefighting (FFTS-S700)
  • NFPA 1001 - Hazardous Materials Fires (FFTS-S800)
  • NFPA 1001 - Firefighter Level I/II
  • NFPA 1002 - Fire Department Vehicle Driver/Operator
  • NFPA 1006 - Rescue Awareness (NFPA 1006 Ch. 5)
  • NFPA 1006 - Rope Rescue Level I/II
  • NFPA 1006 - Confined Space Rescue Level I/II
  • NFPA 1081 - Industrial Fire Brigade Incipient, Advanced Exterior and Interior Structural Levels

Proctors &

Proctors & Evaluators

You may need both an evaluator and a proctor for your client-hosted course.
  • If your course has a practical component, you'll need an evaluator.
  • If your course has a written exam, you'll need a proctor to supervise the exam.
Some proctors and evaluators charge a fee for their service. You should check with them as it's your responsibility to pay their fees.


  • Be approved by ETC.
  • Be someone of good standing in the community-- fire chief, minister, teacher, librarian, professor, commissioner of oaths or similar office holder--and who isn't associated with the training. Instructors can't be either an evaluator or proctor.
  • Isn't involved in training delivery.
  • Has no personal relationships with the training instructor or any of the candidates writing the exam or being evaluated.
  • Signs applicable agreements acknowledging their intention to comply with the testing procedures and regulations.
  • Has passed the training they will be evaluating as well as NFPA 1041 Level II.
  • Not be a member of the host department
Exceptions are NFPA 1001and NFPA 1021 where the instructor may proctor exams and no separate evaluator is required.