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.

Certification Deadlines

Certification renewal must be completed by the following dates or certificates will expire. Save time and renew today!  

  • Electrical FSRs - deadline July 31, 2019 » Learn more
  • Power Engineers and BPVR certificate holders - deadline December 3, 2019  » Learn more

Computer Based Exams

You spoke, and we listened. To improve your experience and provide faster turnaround times, Technical Safety BC is transitioning to a new examination platform effective January 1, 2019.

As part of this transition, we will be gradually moving from paper to computer based exams. As we make progress, we will continue to share updates with you.

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 


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Certification transfer from outside BC or Canada

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

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