There are no Prerequisites for this program.

$ 925.00 plus HST, including certification examination fees, Online coures and Inhouse program

FESTI is a recognized Private College under the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities and is listed under Greater Toronto Airports Authority College (PCC-113530).

FESTI’s on-line/inhouse NFPA 1041 Firefighter Training Platform is one of a kind and offers a new and exciting approach to fire training in Canada, and is recognized by the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC).

Upon successful completion of the theoretical program elements, students qualify to attend FESTI to complete the mandatory, 3 day practical training and testing program. The practical phase of FESTI’s program challenges the individual to demonstrate the knowledge they acquired during the online phase. Through hands on practice and live presentations to other class members, the students will learn all of the skills necessary to challenge the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office (OFM) Provincial written and skill evaluations. FESTI optimizes the learning environment by maintaining a six -to-one student instructor ratio during all practical presentations, and restricts the number of students to a maximum of twelve per session.

Our platform has been developed utilizing a blended learning strategy that incorporates a variety of learning tools and aids to assist students in successfully completing the theoretical portion of the program. Learners will be required to download their choice of two pre-constructed lesson packages containing all materials required to instruct a 30 minute theory and practical lesson. Throughout the program, learners will be required to modify and adjust these lesson plans according to the information acquired during the program. Learning comprehension is evaluated by completing activities, and assignments, and quizzes which are submitted to program instructors for grading and feedback or are automatically graded with feedback. These required elements ensure that the student understands the learning objectives of each module and is further validated by the use of end of module evaluations. Once all of the individual elements have been successfully completed the learner can proceed to the next program module.

This high level of individual attention creates an excellent developmental environment for the motivated firefighter to successfully complete all of the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office (OFM) Provincial Exam requirements and earn not only their IFSAC, NFPA 1041 Level I certification, but the Institution of Fire Engineers Accreditations as well.

Students should schedule 2 months to complete their theory portion of the program, the time required may vary depending on the time a student dedicates to the program.  

Students are required to purchase a copy of the IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor (8th) edition which is the required manual for this program. This textbook will be utilized throughout the program including the practical phase of training, and can be purchased through IFSTA’s website at The cost for the text is the only cost that the student is required to pay above the advertised course fee.

The Staff instructing the FESTI programs are NFPA certified Fire Service Instructors, OFM Trainer Facilitators and/or active Fire Officers who bring their wealth of experience and expertise to field training exercises. The program combines current and comprehensive theoretical firefighting knowledge with considerable practical skills development.

For further information and an overview of the course, please watch this short video presentation.

 What are the additional benefits for of students attending FESTI?
• The flexibility of completing the theory portion of the program at home
• Only 3 days of on-site training required complete all practical elements
• No hidden fees or additional costs

Computer System Requirements for Online Learning:


Students must have access to a computer that has a reliable Internet connection and Web access for the duration of your course. Students can access their account using Wi-Fi , however, high speed is recommended for the ideal learning experience. Most 56k dial-up connections and cable or DLS connections will work, but they may be very slow.


A Macintosh or PC system with these minimum requirements:
PC: Pentium III 600 MHz processor or faster, 256 MB RAM or greater (512 MB or greater recommended), Windows XP/ Vista/ Win7 or newer.
MAC: Intel x86 based processor, 512 MB RAM or greater (1GB recommended), Mac OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Web Browser

A graphical browser such as Internet Explorer (version 9.0 or higher) a recent Mozilla Firefox) of Google Chrome is required. In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Web browser programs.


Students will require an Email account to register for any FESTI program; this will be the Email account used to contact online learners.


Most courses require word processing and presentation software.

Students will require access to a color or black and white printer and scanner to upload completed assignments. Assignments will be graded within 48 hours of receipt.

Dress Code

Students are required to maintain a high level of dress and deportment throughout the program.

Course Hours

The hours for the practical portion of the program will be 8am to 4pm on the scheduled dates.

Instructional Assistance
Instructors are available by phone or e-mail, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays.

Online Help Desk

The Online Help Desk is available by phone, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays. 1-855-881-1777, or

For local accommodation information:

Please contact Alison at Student Homestay Services Inc.
Tel: 416-480-0678 or visit their website


Price: $925.00

Available Classes

Class Scheduled Dates Registration Deadline
NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I (Online/In-house) 05-Mar-2019 - 07-Mar-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
05-Jan-2019 0 Remaining Sold Out
NFPA 1041 FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTOR (Level 1) Online/In-house 19-Nov-2019 - 21-Nov-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
19-Sep-2019 9 Remaining Register Now

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