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Certification - Getting Started

Obtaining a Certificate of Qualification from Technical Safety BC provides assurance that you have the knowledge and ability to do regulated work in the province. The Safety Standards Act defines the scope of regulated work within the specific certificate. Select the type of work below to get information on obtaining or renewing your certification in BC.

Looking for Technical Safety BC's ongoing learning resources such as TechTalks, webinars and videos? Visit the Learning section.


Licences vs. Certificates

Contractors and contracting companies require licences to install, operate, and maintain regulated equipment.

A certificate of qualification is issued to an individual who has the knowledge to work on regulated equipment under the Safety Standards Act in BC.

Obtain A licence 


New to BC?

Certification transfer from outside BC/Canada

If you are a skilled tradesperson moving from another province to BC, or from another country, you may be eligible for equivalent trades qualification in certain industries.

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