Job Title Canadian Fire Alarm Association, Fire Alarm Instructor
Department Instructor
Location North Bay, Ontario
Reports to Campus Director
Supervises No supervisory duties

Job Summary

CFAA Instructors are expected to deliver skills education and practice as outlined in the CFAA course Lesson Plans for Fire alarm Technicians.  Theses instructors are expected to promote and pursue high standards of teaching and learning.  They are to plan their lessons, instruct and evaluate students within the guidelines set by CFAA and CTS Canadian Career College Inc., manage their classroom time, effectively communicate with students and be able to teach in a virtual classroom.  They are expected to be aware of and adhere to all applicable standards, regulations, policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Ensure students are being taught in accordance with approved curriculum
  • Foster an environment of co-operation and co-ordination among instructional staff
  • Participate in the student appeal process when required


  • Assist with tracking student hours in accordance with college procedures
  • Attend graduation ceremonies
  • Implement and follow the policies and procedures established by the College
  • Participate in meetings with staff when required
  • Participate in student orientations
  • Maintain proper records of student meetings
  • Submit monthly reports to the program coordinator
  • Provide constructive feedback to the CFAA Program Coordinator on course and program improvements to be later evaluated by the CTS CCC Advisory Committee for possible implementation


  • Teach students using a systematic plan that consists of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, interactive activities, independent and group projects
  • Inform students, beforehand, of the basis upon which their performance will be evaluated;
  • Organize and effectively use classroom time
  • Use instruction techniques/methods that recognize and take into account needs and learning capacities of students
  • Modify techniques during instruction in response to the needs of the students
  • Assist students in developing efficient learning skills and work habits
  • Ensure all course objectives and modules are taught according to the program schedules
  • Implement course outlines and daily breakdowns
  • Modify course outlines in light of the needs of the students
  • Establish an appropriate atmosphere in the classroom which is conducive to learning
  • Maintain fair, firm and consistent discipline with the students
  • Regularly monitor student progress and adjust courses accordingly
  • Prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
  • Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students’ progress
  • Provide individualized tutorial or remedial instruction to students who require it
  • Supervise independent or group projects
  • Base the evaluation of students on the guidelines established by the College
  • Ensure that the evaluation of students is appropriate;
  • Keep accurate and complete records of student performance
  • Ensure all evaluation records are regularly updated on the college’s electronic server;
  • Prepare final examinations in accordance with guidelines established on the course outline
  • Provide timely feedback to students regarding academic progress
  • Identify academic weaknesses in students early in the program
  • Meet with students and develop action plans to correct study activities or clarify topics
  • Complete Action Plans for each student absence and Student Progress Reports for any attendance or academic issues
  • Prepare practice scenarios in accordance with guidelines established in the lesson plans ensuring that course objectives are appropriately covered. Submit test scenarios and final scenarios to Program Coordinator for approval prior to use. Utilize the provided Skills Stations sheets for assessment of Skills Stations test results


  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation in areas of responsibility
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor



Successful candidate must have a CFAA certificate and currently hold a valid CFAA Technician License.


Successful candidate must have 2 years experience working as a CFAA Technician and maintained their Technician license. Candidates with greater experience in the field are preferred.


  1. Familiar with Private Career Colleges
  2. Private Career Colleges Act
  3. Accessibility of Ontarians Disability Act – Customer Service Standard
  4. Building Code
  5. Fire code
  6. Electrical code
  7. ULC Standards for Fire Alarm System inspection, verification, and installations


  1. English communication specific for fire and safety
  2. Fire alarm systems & fire safety
  3. Life safety systems electronics (LSSE)
  4. Life safety systems electricity
  5. Fire alarm applications
  6. Google mail, drive, and Calendar


  1. Work with competing priorities and deadlines
  2. Deliver lectures
  3. Conduct yourself professionally at all times
  4. Communicate with internal staff and external community members

Working Conditions

  1. Position location: North Bay, Ontario
  2. Work environment: Classroom
  3. Hours of work: Typical hours are up to 20 hours
  4. Schedule of work: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


The successful candidate can expect a starting rate of $25.00 – $28.00 per hour.



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CTS Canadian Career College and Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics is an equal opportunity employer.