CFAA Continuing Education… in class or online

We offer continuing education for Canadian Fire Alarm Association Registered Technicians, which gives you credits toward your annual quotas for registration renewal. You need 8 credits a year, of which 2 must be “Category One”. If, like most technicians, you renew annually, credits must be taken within the 12 months preceding your renewal. If you renew every two years, the credits must be taken within the preceding 24 months. More info at  If you are unemployed or if your employer will pay for this training, you may be eligible for government help with the cost. Contact us if you would like to explore this.

Online Video Training —  24 hours a day:

Watch a one-hour video and pass a test for each Category One credit. If you pass you will receive your certificate right away by email. (If not you will receive a half Category Two credit). Cost $25 per unit. Self serve, any time. Just set up an account and study. A total of 24 credits are now available. 
Last year’s “Critical Fire Alarm Updates 2020” is online with 8 units. This series gives you 3 chances to pass for each Category One credit. If you get a question wrong, it tells you where in the video to find the right answer for next time. 

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Live Instructor-Led Zoom Sessions:

We offer 8 “Category One” credits over two 4-hour online sessions. Class size is limited to 35 people, so you receive personal attention for the questions that matter to you. You will receive a 112-page pdf with notes. For full credit you must pass a knowledge test at the end. These credits can fill all of your requirements for one year, or (if you renew every two years) may be used in combination with other credits to fill your quota.

Place Date Time Topic To Register

Online  (Two 4-hour sessions)

Tue. Apr. 13 & Wed. Apr. 14

8:30 A.M. to  12:30 P.M. 

Critical Fire Alarm Updates

instructor Rick Murray, C.E.T., L.E.L., Eng.L. B.C., CFI-1, GIFireE

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Cost $225.00

Coming Soon

late April


Smoke Control, Sequence of Operations and Risk Analysis: a new 8 hour course for 2021

instructor Rick Murray, C.E.T., L.E.L., Eng.L. B.C., CFI-1, GIFireE

 coming soon

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Current Classroom Continuing Ed Topics (offered in public sessions but also available in private sessions at your premises.):

  • Critical Fire Alarm Updates  (8 hours).  Consists of:
    • Building Code Changes (3 hours): Discusses changes in effect Jan. 1 2020 in Ontario, including changes to CAN/ULC standards S524 and S537.
    • Electromagnetic Locking Devices (Maglocks) (1.5 hours): The new rules and practical advice.
    • CAN/ULC-S1001, Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems (1.5 hours): Practical implications of the new standard.
    • Fire Safety Plans (1 hour): What you need to know.
    • Knowledge Test
  • The Real Effects of Fire: Emerging Trends (8 hours).  Consists of:
    • Fire Code Retrofit (3 hours): Discusses the history leading to new regulations, in place in Ontario and Quebec and in discussion in Alberta and BC, on Fire Code Retrofit of Vulnerable Occupancies. Discusses those regulations.
    • Life Cycle of a Fire Alarm (1.5 hours): Highlights events in the life cycle of a system that require decisions, maintenance, inspections or upgrades.
    • Logbook (1.5 hours): Examines in detail the correct use of logbooks for systems.
    • Knowledge Test
  • Intricacies of Verification and Inspection (8 hours): Highlights tricky areas of ULC S537-04 and ULC S536-04, and how to navigate them.
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