Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Training & Certification

Training and Certification

Developing training and educational programs for firefighters and officers of Ontario's fire departments, first responders and others is an important part of our mandate. In Ontario, the Office of the Fire Marshal is the provincial certifying body for firefighters and other fire department personnel.

We offer live fire training, diploma programs for officers, annual professional development seminars on several fire service roles and specialized courses. Some specialized courses are offered in partnership with other organizations and academic institutions.

Our fire college, the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst, delivers most of our programs in classroom and fireground settings either on campus or in various locations throughout the province.

Did You Know?

In 2012-13, more than 5,000 students attended courses at the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst, and more than 6,600 attended courses off campus.