Fire Service Leadership Education


Courses Starting Soon

Register for our Fall courses beginning on September 9, including:

  • Station Officer: Dealing with People
  • Ethics
  • Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
  • and many more.

    Receive a discount if you register for three courses at the same time. For more information on how to register, visit our Registration Forms page.


    Make a difference in your organization and career

    Today’s fire service needs leaders—professionals equipped to meet challenges and inspire change. Get what you need to step into a more advanced role through Dalhousie’s internationally recognized Fire Service Leadership Program.

    Our courses build on your technical knowledge. You’ll develop administrative, leadership and critical thinking skills that will make an immediate difference to your job and career. You’ll be ready to navigate obstacles and create strategic plans to bring your organization into the future.

    Expertise and support

    Dalhousie University has been a leader in fire service leadership and management development for more than 25 years. Offered 100% online, you’ll have access to leading experts and resources when and where it works best for you. Our program offers:

    •    Access to experienced fire officials and experts
    •    Actionable learning for immediate impact on your job
    •    The knowledge you need to take on more senior roles
    •    The courses required to gain professional certification.

    Certificate programs

    Built for members of modern fire services, our certificates give you the knowledge and skills to get ahead in your profession.

    Fire Service Leadership – Register by August 28, 2020 (exceptions apply)
    Sharpen your management skills to compliment your technical training with this three-course certificate. A prerequisite to the Fire Service Administration certificate. 

    Fire Service Administration – Register by August 28, 2020 (exceptions apply)
    Specialize by choosing from five areas of concentration, including leadership, strategic planning, operation planning, emergency management and human resources.

    Incident Command – Register by August 28, 2020 (exceptions apply)
    A specialized certificate for experienced incident commanders exploring the latest research and techniques.


    Fire Officer III and IV Certification

    Leveraging courses from across our certificates, our certification programs provide all of the courses required to gain certification by both IFSAC and ProBoard – a important step toward professional promotion.



    Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Learn negotiation skills to reduce misunderstandings and effectively manage conflict.

    Theoretical Foundations of Incident Command Thinking
    Delve into the latest incident command research, including recognition-primed decision-making and accident theory.  

    Fire Service Strategic Planning I
    Learn the principles of strategic planning—and demonstrate those skills with confidence.

    How to register

    1. Download the registration form.
    2. Complete the form.
    3. Submit via email or fax (902-494-3662)


    Gwen Doary
    Program Manager