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Many municipalities require that certified technicians perform inspection and testing on fire systems. Technicians are certified by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) through a process that requires both academic and practice components. BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing is a part-time program that is designed to meet a portion of the academic requirements, helping you on your path to certification.

For more information about certification and registration, see ASTTBC’s Fire Protection Technician Certification Program page.


Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


Note: Some courses in the program require FIRE 1050 – Electrical and Electronics for Fire Protection Inspection or basic knowledge of electricity and electronics as a prerequisite.

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Job opportunities

Job opportunities depend on the student’s chosen electives and previous level of education and applicable work experience.

As a BCIT student and alumni, you have access to BCIT’s Student Employment Services for work search support and resources, and also eJobs, an online job bank created specifically for BCIT graduates.

Many students plan to complete the Fire Protection Technician Certification program offered by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC). Please contact ASTTBC directly for more information about this program and how BCIT’s Fire Protection Inspection and Testing courses can meet some of the academic requirements.

Fire Protection Certification Program – ASTTBC
BCIT Student Employment Services
BCIT eJobs

Faculty, Advisors & Staff


Brent Dunn, MEng, PEng
Associate Dean
Tel: 604-432-8755

Aggie Konings
Program Assistant
Tel: 604-432-8521

Neil Munro, BASc, PEng
Program Coordinator
Tel: 604-453-4014

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