Directive: Approved certification marks for gas appliances



Reference number
D-G5 051201 2
Revision Number
Revision 08

This Directive is being issued by a provincial safety manager pursuant to section 30 of the Safety Standards Act.

General details

Under section 31 (1) of the Gas Safety Regulation, gas appliances must not be installed in BC unless they bear either a certification mark of an approved certification agency or an approval mark issued by Technical Safety BC under section 10 of the Safety Standards Act. This Directive specifies the certification/approval marks that are acceptable in BC.

Specific details

Certification Bodies - Certification Marks for gas equipment where a nationally recognized standard (NRS) exists can be applied by an accredited Standards Council of Canada (SCC) certification body (CB).

For contact information and scope of CB accreditation see SCC directory detailing Product Certification Schemes  

The following certification/approval marks are recognized for gas appliances in BC:

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada

Gas Certification Mark 1

Canadian Standards Association o/a CSA Group

Gas Certification Marek 2


Intertek Testing Services NA Inc.

Gas Certification Mark 3


OMNI – Test Laboratories, Inc

Gas Certification Mark 4



Gas Certification Mark 5


LabTest Certification Inc

Gas Certification Mark 6

Note: Limited Gas product testing

PFS Corporation

Gas Certification Mark 7


Note: Applicable to central heating equipment, ranges/oven and gas heaters.


ICC Evaluation Service, LLC

Gas Certification Mark 8


QAI Laboratories

Gas Certification Mark 9


Inspection Bodies

Approval Label and marking can be applied by an SCC accredited inspection body (IB) for gas fired appliances and equipment where a NRS does not exists.

Note: A field approval is void if the appliance is altered or relocated.

For contact information and scope of IB accreditation see SCC directory of accredited Inspection Bodies

ENEFEN Energy Efficiency Engineering Ltd.

Gas Certification Mark 10


IRED Thermal Group Ltd

Gas Certification Mark 11 


Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd.

Gas Certification Mark 12


Underwriters Laboratories of Canada

Gas Certification Mark 13

 QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

QPS certification mark

Province of BC Certification Marks

Technical Safety BC - Limited Product Gas Approvals

Gas Certification Mark 14



Technical Safety BC - Product Field Approvals

Gas Certification Mark 15
Gas Certification Mark 16



Brad Wyatt
Provincial Safety Manager, Gas



Safety Standards Act
Gas Safety Regulation
CSA B149.1 Natural gas and propane installation code 
CSA B149.2 Propane storage and handling code

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