FSR renewals: What to expect after July 31, 2019

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FSR’s certified prior to February 8, 2018 were required to renew their certification by July 31, 2019. If you didn’t renew, your certification has expired.

I didn’t renew by July 31, but I have now submitted my application. Can I go back to work?

We will process applications received after July 31 within 24-48 hours. You will be emailed a notice of confirmation once your application has been processed. You are not authorized to perform FSR duties until you receive the confirmation notice. This email will also include further instructions about timelines for payment. Failure to pay will result in your certification becoming invalid.

I didn’t renew by July 31 and I haven’t submitted a renewal application. Can I perform FSR duties?

No, your FSR certificate of qualification is considered expired.

If your FSR certification has expired: 

  • any contractor licence you are named is considered invalid, along with any associated installation or operating permits;
  • you can no longer be named on any new or renewed operating permits, installation permits, temporary construction permits, and contractor licences;
  • you can no longer assess compliance with codes and regulations; and
  • you can no longer submit declarations of compliance.

The FSR named on my permits did not renew by July 31. What happens to my permits?

Contractors or asset owners who do not have an FSR with a valid certificate named on their licence or permit may be impacted until their FSR renews their certification or another certified FSR is named.

Contractors will not be able to continue performing electrical work and will no longer be able to take out installation permits. Asset owners may no longer be able to legally operate electrical equipment.

Contractors can name a new certified FSR using this form.

Still have questions about your FSR renewal? Check out our complete list of FAQs here. If you are having trouble registering for an online account or submitting your FSR renewal application call us at 1 866 566 7233 or email Contact@technicalsafetybc.ca. If you are ready to renew, click here.

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