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Important Notice

Starting February 1, 2019, exam reference material WILL NOT BE provided by Technical Safety BC for power engineering, operator or safety awareness certificate exams. Applicants will be allowed to bring in approved reference material for use in the examination room. Refer Use of Code Books For Exams.


The certificate holder can monitor the refrigeration plant named on the certificate of qualification with a total plant capacity of 1,000 kW or less prime mover nameplate rating.

Note: The certificate holder is not permitted to operate or perform any repairs to the refrigeration plant, but is permitted to shut down the plant or initiate safety procedures when specifically trained and assigned to perform such tasks.

Certification Process

To get certified, candidates have to successfully pass required exams and evaluation. Application for evaluation can be made at any stage of certification, provided you meet all the prerequisites.

To Book an Exam

  1. Submit completed application along with clear copies of prerequisites.
  2. Check information on exam schedules in the Resources section, below.
  3. Pay fees on receiving call from Technical Safety BC.
  4. Examination dates are allocated when applications and fees are received and approved. It is subject to availability of seats before registration cut-off date. Read the exam scheduling policy here.
  5. Receive exam confirmation letter by mail or email. If you have not received your confirmation letter a week prior to your tentative schedules date please contact Technical Safety BC at 1 866 566 7233.

To get certified, applicants must pass a 2.5-hour, multiple choice exam with 65%.

To Book an Evaluation

  1. Submit your completed application for evaluation along with clear copies of prerequisites.
  2. Submit a letter signed by the chief engineer/company official stating you have been trained on the safety procedures of the plant.
  3. All forms can be submitted online, or to any Technical Safety BC office.
  4. Pay fees on receiving a call from Technical Safety BC.

Certificate Renewal

Certificates of Qualification must be renewed every three years. To renew your certificate, please login to your online account as a certificate holder.

All certificates issued without an expiry date under the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration Safety Regulation, including power engineer certificates, need to be renewed in order to remain valid.

Learn more about renewing your power engineer or BPVR certificate


Exam Prerequisites

Evaluation Prerequisites

  • Signed letter from the chief engineer stating that the candidate has been instructed in safety procedures of the plant.

Reference documents

Exam Rules

Exam schedules



Exam Locations
By special arrangement, contact Prince George office
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