Fire Protection Technician Certification

Special Certification (Technical Specialist programs) recognizes individuals who have reached a certain level of expertise within a defined area. Special Certification does not, at this time, grant membership in ASTTBC and is not part of the regular certification program for technologists and technicians. Special Certification has been developed in conjunction with appropriate industry, government, education, and other interested groups.

Special Certification represents an important vehicle whereby ASTTBC can recognize specialty areas, either as a form of ‘endorsement’ to ASTTBC certification as an AScT, CTech, Associate or as a separate, distinct ‘Technical Specialist’.

Fire Protection Technicians offer services in fire protection equipment inspection and testing.  Several municipalities have passed a Bylaw requiring this work to be completed by an ASTTBC registered technician.

Certification ensures that the technicians who inspect, test and maintain fire protection systems have the required knowledge and training to provide accurate inspection and testing as required by code and to protect the public health and safety.

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