Fire Service Fleet Signing Authority Certification Course

January 7 - December 31, 2024


What is the course?

This program has been designed in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to meet the needs of the Ontario fire service and the MTO Driver Certification Program (DCP). This program builds on NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I course concepts, with a focus on driving.

This program is recognized by the MTO as the educational component to obtaining SA to conduct licensing through the Registered Authority (RA).

This program will also satisfy the requirements of MTO, SA recertification. Evaluations will be conducted throughout the program, in accordance with the MTO Curriculum Standards.

In addition to the above, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) is applying to become a DCP registered authority. This means that D Class Driver’s Licencing can be administered through the OAFC, and this can be achieved through the delivery of a new OAFC – DCP curriculum and testing through certified SA’s that are registered with the MTO through the OAFC.

The SA certification program will also assist Fire Departments with increasing the number of certified SA’s within their department with an approved DCP.


NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor 1, a DZ license (or higher) for a minimum of 5 years, no demerit points, no criminal convictions, and the fire department will be delivering the OAFC DCP program, is a member of the DCP program or intends on becoming one.

Course Outline Materials:

Students are responsible for completing all requirements as noted in the course outline package prior to arrival; this includes bringing any equipment (laptop or tablet), materials, or clothing indicated for the course. Students that arrive unprepared or do not bring the required items will not be eligible to attend.

*Please note the cost for the course will vary by location it is being held.

Registration Fee:

Cost: $525 + HST per person*

Maximum Participants:  18

Registration includes:

  • Lunch on the first two days
  • Break refreshments for all three days


If you have any questions about the Signing Authority Course, or if you need help with registration, please e-mail Laura Aivaliotis