AS&E Test Registration Process

AS&E Test Registration Process

In order for fire departments to host certification testing and evaluation, the following documents must be completed and submitted electronically to ofmtestingandcertification@ontario.ca.

  1. OFMEM Assessment Checklist
    • The OFMEM Assessment Checklist allows fire departments to demonstrate that course curriculum is based on guidance outlined in the OFMEM Standardized Curriculum Forms. 
    • Submission of an OFMEM Assessment Checklist is required for each level of testing and evaluation when the edition of the NFPA standard changes.
    • Please provide a scanned copy of page 8 of the OFMEM Assessment Checklist with the mandatory Training Officer and/or Fire Chief/designate signature.
  2. Application to Host Testing 
    • Each NFPA level requires an application to host testing and evaluation, and it must be submitted three (3) months in advance of desired date.
    • AS&E provides fire departments with both written testing and practical skills evaluation (Exception for skills include NFPA 1021, NFPA 1031, NFPA 1033, NFPA 1035, NFPA 1041 and NFPA 1521 where an AS&E Lead Evaluator is not assigned – see Certification Prerequisite & Methods of Evaluation Checklist).
    • A minimum of 12 candidates are required to assign a Provincial Proctor (written testing) and/or Provincial Lead Evaluator (practical skills evaluation). If a fire department can provide an in-house Provincial Proctor, accommodations can be made.
  3. Candidate Eligibility
    • Fire departments are responsible for submitting documentation which confirms a candidate’s eligibility for testing and evaluation using the template provided.
    • Fire departments that coordinate their testing and evaluation sessions with neighbouring municipalities/fire departments are responsible for gathering the candidate approval letter for submission to AS&E in one package.
    • Test materials will not be prepared for individuals whose eligibility has not been confirmed.
  4. Provincial Testing Webpage
  5. Results
    • AS&E aims to provide test results (pass/fail) in writing within 4-8 weeks.