Class B field safety representative

The class B field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification allows you to submit declarations on behalf of your employer for regulated electrical work only with respect to electrical installations where the voltage of the completed installation is under 750 volts. The certification also covers the Underground Raceway scope, allowing for underground conduit installations at any voltage.

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

Exam eligibility

For Electricians
 

  • Hold one of the following:
    • Canadian Interprovincial Qualification (Red Seal) in the Trade of Electrician
    • BC Trade Qualification in Electrical Work (construction or industrial)
    • BC Exemption Permit in the Trade of Electrician (EWX)
  • A minimum one year (1,800 hours) relevant, acceptable electrical work experience under the Canadian Electrical Code, after receiving a Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Electrician.
  • Proof of completion of a recognized electrical course in the application of electrical codes and standards, from a recognized training provider or instructor completed within three years of application date.
     

For electrical professional engineers (P.Eng)
 

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-18 Part 1.
  • Valid registration as a professional engineer, and good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (formerly APEG BC – Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia).


For electrical applied science technologist (AScT)
 

  • An Electrical Engineering Technology (power option) qualification.
  • Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-18 Part 1.
  • Valid registration as an Applied Science Technologist and good standing with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ATTBC).
     

Study materials

• Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, as adopted in BC by the Electrical Safety Regulation (except section 36)
• Current version of the CSA errata

You should also review these reference materials.
 

About this exam

The class B FSR exam takes 3.5 hours. It is open book and is made up of 60 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.
 

Restricted class B certificates

We also offer class B FSR certificates with a restricted scope of work: