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Course Overview

Welcome to the JIBC Evaluator certification course. The intent of this course is to equip you to serve as an evaluator for the JIBC’s Fire & Safety Division (FSD).

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between accreditation, certification and evaluation of learning;
  2. Adhere to JIBC policy, procedures and FSD Accreditation Operational Guidelines;
  3. Evaluate students’ practical skills;
  4. Administer and proctor written exams; and
  5. Grade and provide feedback on students’ participation, projects and assignments.

Who should take this course?

This open course is designed for current and future JIBC evaluators. If you currently serve as an evaluator on behalf of the FSD, and wish to continue doing so, completing this course and the follow-up written exam will provide you with the needed knowledge and certification. If you have not yet been hired as a JIBC evaluator, completing this course plus a written exam will give you the needed knowledge, skills and certification.

How long is this course?

There is no time limit for completion of this course. You may work at your own pace and any activities you complete are not graded but are designed to reinforce your learning.

How to get started on this course

To get started on this course, read through each page of this website.  There is no time limit for completion of this course. You may work at your own pace and any activities you complete are not graded but are designed to reinforce your learning. At the end of working through all the content, and when you feel comfortable with the material, go to the “Get Certified” link and begin the application process to become a JIBC evaluator.

JIBC Evaluator Prerequisites/Requirements

It is important to note that the content of this course is intentionally broad. Learning the course content, and then achieving JIBC evaluator certification by successfully completing the cognitive and/or practical evaluations, does not equip you to evaluate in every program area or level of NFPA® standard. In addition to achieving JIBC evaluator certification, you must possess appropriate subject matter expertise and credentials specific to the evaluations you wish to conduct, and be approved by the FSD as an instructor or JIBC evaluator.

Additional skills and knowledge will be required to become an evaluator in some technical and specialized areas.

All JIBC certified evaluators must be certified to NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I or possess FSD-recognized equivalent. In addition, at a minimum, you must hold certification at a level above that which you are evaluating or be a subject matter expert as approved by the respective JIBC Program Manager or Coordinator.

In order to serve as a JIBC evaluator, certain experience requirements must also be met:

  • You must be a current or retired member of a fire department; and
  • You must have a minimum of five (5) years of service, including three (3) years as a fire service trainer.

In rare instances, these experience requirements may be waived at JIBC’s discretion. Regardless, it is the potential evaluator’s responsibility to provide appropriate and timely proof of all credentials.

Course Layout

This short course consists of five sections:

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Abbotsford Fire Chief Beer and members of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services for their contributions to this course.