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In Canada, there are now three professional associations that certify the boots on the ground in our industry, but we are an industry first.  The Fire Technicians Network provides Professional Certification for fire protection equipment service technologists and specialists in Canada and represents the Gold Standard of professional practice in the testing, service, maintenance, and installation of building life safety equipment and systems.

Professional Certification Programme

So what exactly sets us apart?

  • An unparalleled, open and comprehensive online knowledge base that has been providing the tools you need since 2007;
  • An expanded industry leading training programme;
  • Freely accessible, updated Test and Inspection FORMS;
  • Advocacy and mentoring;
  • Proactive oversight of Network Certified Technologists and Specialists;
  • Educational and technical support for any Authority Having Jurisdiction, building owner, and service provider;
  • Active industry participation ensures you’re up-to-date with the latest News, Requirements, & Bulletins;
  • Professional Practice Guidelines (Updated for 2022);
  • Code of Ethics and Conduct


We want you to succeed and flourish in the profession you’ve chosen!  We also want to ensure you have access to the most current information available to take your career to the next level while protecting the people that matter the most.  Read our Certification FAQ for more information on what sets our Programme apart!


We offer a variety of technical training options that includes:

  • an extensive, freely accessible on-line information resource
  • interactive seminars,
  • traditional class based courses,
  • on-site / in-house training
  • webinar based courses
  • webinar based upgrading and ongoing training

For more information on the courses we offer (including pricing and availability) please visit our Training Centre!


Building owners, property managers, designers, installers, electricians, building officials, and the fire prevention community in Canada now have access to an unbiased, real-time information resource that will leverage the knowledge and capabilities of industry certified professionals across Canada for:

  • determining required installation, service, and testing criteria,
  • reviewing inspection, Commissioning and Verification reports,
  • building life safety equipment and systems audits,
  • providing forensic investigation services of building life safety equipment & systems to determine pre-incident operational status and identify issues that may have impacted performance or functionality.

CONTACT US! for more information.


Note:  Some training & services we provide are fee-based.
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