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Electrical FSR: Class A-R - Power Line Technician

Class A-R - Line Technician field safety representative

The class A-R - Line Technician field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification is a restricted class within the class A category. With this certificate, you may install, construct, alter, repair, maintain, test, service and operate related overhead, underground, marine electrical transmission and distribution systems. This includes all overhead and underground pole line or duct systems up to point of attachment of secondary service conductors.

The scope of work not authorized under this certificate includes installation of low voltage secondary service equipment and wiring. However, it does allow for underground secondary distribution.

To obtain this certificate, you'll need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam.

Note: this certificate class was previously named class LI (Line Technician) FSR.

Exam eligibility

You must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Canadian Interprovincial Standards Examination 'IPSE' Certificate in the trade of Power Line Technician
  • BC Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Power Line Technician (if issued prior to April 1, 2004)
  • BC Exemption Permit in the Trade of Power Line Technician (LIX) (Note: the BC Exemption Certificate is no longer issued)

Study materials

  • Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, as adopted in BC by the Electrical Safety Regulation - sections 0, 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16, 26, 36, 54, 56, 60
  • Current version of CAN/CSA-C22.3 No. 1-15, Overhead Systems
  • Current version of the CSA errata
  • You should also review these reference materials.

About this exam

The class A-R - Line Technician FSR exam takes 3.5 hours. It is open book and is made up of 50 multiple choice questions, with a 35% focus on Act, Regulations, and Directive, and a 65% focus on Code. You must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to pass.

For more information on our FSR exams, including how to book one, visit the Exams page.