55. The school may offer basic professional training activities. It may not, however, except with the authorization of and in compliance with the conditions determined by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports or the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, as the case may be, offer a vocational training program leading to a vocational studies diploma, a diploma of college studies or an attestation of college studies, or offer an equivalent program.
The school may also offer, for the benefit of municipal personnel, advanced training activities and conduct training-oriented fire safety research. It may also, with the authorization of and in compliance with the conditions determined by the Minister of Public Security, offer similar activities to any person working in the field of fire safety or in a related field in the public or private sector.
The school may participate in the development of fire safety study programs and training activities offered by educational institutions, fire safety services or other organizations. The school shall recognize the equivalence of diplomas and attestations of studies and approve the basic and advanced professional training activities that are offered by such educational institutions or organizations or by fire safety instructors and that meet its standards. It may also develop internship programs or examinations designed to measure the skills acquired outside the context of the school.
2000, c. 20, s. 55; 2005, c. 28, s. 195; 2013, c. 28, s. 184.