What is an Electrical FSR?

An electrical field safety representative (FSR) is a person who is certified to make declarations that the work described in an electrical installation or operating permit complies with the Safety Standards Act and Electrical Safety Regulation. An FSR can make these declarations on behalf of a contractor.

In order to become a certified FSR, individuals must meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam.
 

Certificate classes

All our FSR certificates of qualification are based on the type of electrical work that will be performed. We offer class A, B or C, and restricted class A, B or C FSR certificates of qualification.

Note: The names of some of our class certificates have changed. To make the transition easier, we've indicated name changes where relevant.

See FSR Classes for more details.
 

Transfer to BC

If you have electrical qualifications and experience from outside BC or from a different country, you still need to get certified in order to work in BC as an FSR. See Transfer to BC for more details.
 

Certificate renewal

FSR certificates of qualification must be renewed every three years. Proof of continuing education is required to renew your certificate, to ensure you're up-to-date on the latest safety hazards and changes in codes and regulations. Learn more.
 

BC Master Electricians

If you hold a class A, B or C FSR certificate of qualification, and a qualification as a construction or industrial electrician, you can apply for the designation of BC Master Electrician. Find out how.
 

FSR and Permits

An electrical operating permit can only be obtained by the owner of the equipment.

An electrical installation permit can only be obtained by:

For both installation and operating permits, an FSR must be named on the permit by the applicant.

Licensed contractors need to: