Other Canadian Armed Forces training establishments

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) prides itself in providing members with the best knowledge and skills necessary to get the job done and to develop professionally.

Continuing education, life-long learning and development, are part of modern CAF life. Constantly improving occupational knowledge and skills builds a professional military.

At the centre of advanced and specialized training is the system of Canadian Armed Forces training establishments. These institutions have a long history, some going back 100 years, of training young soldiers, sailors, air men and women.

Here is a list of the most significant CAF training establishments:

Canadian Forces Fire and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Academy

Located in Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario. The Canadian Forces Fire and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Academy is the national Centre of Excellence and the primary source for joint advanced individual training in the areas of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence, Nuclear Emergency Response, Radiation Safety and Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear Counter Terrorism response and provides the training to the Fire Service for the Department of National Defence.

The Fire Service Curriculum provides a very diverse selection of career path and specialized training in the areas of Fire Prevention, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting, Structural Fire Fighting, Fire Investigation, Rescue and Respiratory Protection Programme Administration.

School’s reputation for being subject matter experts in the fields of Fire Fighting and Hazardous Materials Incident training has allowed it to market its training to some 20 agencies throughout the world.

The Armour School

The Armour School conducts basic and advanced qualifications courses, as well as advanced leadership qualifications and basic armour officer requirements and specialized qualifications.

The Artillery School

The Artillery School conducts artillery advanced qualifications, advanced artillery leadership qualifications, as well as basic artillery officer requirements and specialized qualifications.

The Infantry School

The Infantry School’s mission is to conduct the Infantry Corps advanced infantry qualifications, advanced Senior NCM leadership qualifications, basic infantry officer training and pertinent specialized all-arms qualifications for the Canadian Armed Forces.

The Tactics School

The Tactics School develops, teaches, and monitors combined arms operations, focussing on tactics, techniques, and procedures at the combat team level within a battle group. The school's mission is to educate and train junior Army officers in the integration of combat functions at the combat team level on the tactical battlefield.

Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE)

The Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics, Kingston, ON, has remained at the leading edge of communications and electronics training since 1937, first in the Canadian Army and now in the Canadian Armed Forces. The CFSCE provides basic, intermediate and advanced training to military personnel in communications and electronics.

Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA)

The Canadian Forces Military Police Academy, Borden, ON, provides career and specialist training to Regular and Reserve Force members of the Military Police Branch and security-related training to non-Branch personnel. The CFMPA also provides training to personnel from other government and law enforcement agencies and to foreign nationals under the Military Training Assistance Program.

Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME)

The Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering, CFB Gagetown, NB, is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) centre of excellence in engineer training and home of the engineers. It conducts 85 different courses that span all ranks and occupations within the field, construction and airfield engineer organizations.

Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre (CFLAWC)

Trenton, Ontario. Formerly the Canadian Parachute Centre, the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre has evolved into a centre of excellence for winter, desert and jungle warfare, as well as amphibious warfare. It remains the Canadian Armed Forces' centre of excellence for parachuting and the Army's centre of excellence for aerial delivery, helicopter and mountain operations.

Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CFSEME)

Borden, ON. The Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering conducts individual and specialized training for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering officers, as well as vehicle, weapons, fire control systems and material technicians. The CFSEME conducts training for both the Regular and Reserve forces. The school offers 54 different technical courses and trains approximately 900 students a year.

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