Recognized electrical training providers and course instructors

Recognized electrical training providers and course instructors are institutions or individuals that offer training and courses related to the electrical Field Safety Representative (FSR) certificate of qualification program. Contact these recognized training providers and instructors to learn about and register for:

  • continuing education training required to renew your class A, B or C FSR certificate of qualification, and
  • courses on the application of electrical codes and standards that will help you meet the certification and examination requirements for a class A, B, C, SA (security alarm), or LO (low energy) FSR certificate of qualification.
    A, B or C FSR

Recognized training providers for class A, B or C FSR continuing education

Ace Trades and Technical Institute
Artisan Electrical Education
Electrical Inspectors Association of BC
Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC)
Okanagan College
Richard Frick
SparkBC Technical Training
Technical Safety BC
Trade View Electrical Education Inc
Thompson Rivers University
University of the Fraser Valley
Valley Educational Services
Western Joint Electrical Training Society

Are you an Alberta Master Electrician? Technical Safety BC accepts continuing education courses approved by the Albert Safety Codes Council. You may qualify to renew your FSR qualification if you have completed a course from their approved list of training providers.

Recognized training providers for FSR certification courses

Note: this list does not include continuing education training. 

Find upcoming code course schedules at Electrical Inspectors Association of BC or for related courses, contact the  trade schools, colleges, universities, or St. John’s Ambulance.

Recognized instructors for FSR certification courses

Note: this list does not include continuing education training.

Burnaby Cam Duncan +1 604 988 8626
Courtenay Gerald Childress +1 250 334 7049
Cranbrook Victor Lightfoot - Light Technologies      +1 250 426 4622
Fort St. John Michal Dwojak - Northern Lights College  
Fraser Valley Roy Swallow +1 604 858 1723
Kamloops    Erich Broz - Direct Education Services +1 250 573 6018
Kamloops    Mark Evans - Thompson Rivers University +1 250 828 5106
Kelowna Claudio DiBiase - Okanagan College +1 250 762 5445
Kelowna Ken Holland - Okanagan College +1 778 479 9600
Kelowna Peter Clarke - Okanagan College +1 877 755 2266
Nanaimo Ivan Pye +1 250 816 1615
Okanagan Richard Frick - Okanagan College +1 250 770 0806
Okanagan Ted Gilbert +1 778 559 1029
Port Coquitlam Florin Arcalean +1 604 365 7722
Prince George Alain Lavoie - College of New Caledonia +1 250 561 5846
Prince George Don Barrie - not practicing +1 250 961 4578
Prince George Jim Mummery +1 250 562 8510
Prince George Lane Logan - College of New Caledonia +1 250 561 5846
Surrey Jagjit Singh - Blue Star Learning Centre +1 604 379 1134
Surrey Mark Stevens - Electrical Code Clinic
Surrey Supneet (Kaur) Chawla - Ace Trades and Technical Institute +1 604 304 4009
Terrace Jim Jensen  + 1 250 641 4433
Victoria Michael Staples - Trade View Electrical Education +1 778 677 0657

For course availability, contact the instructor or institution. SA (security alarm) and LO (low energy) FSR applicants should inform the instructor that they wish to take the low energy systems course, not the one for Class A, B, or C.

Important Information for Training Providers

  • Section 20 of the Electrical Safety Regulation adopts CSA standard C22.1; Canadian Electrical Code, Part I as the BC Electrical Code.
  • The official publication for use in British Columbia is the CSA standard, as amended by regulation.
  • Technical Safety BC assumes all training providers have permission to use CSA Group materials – in whole or in part. This includes use of clauses, figures, tables, and definitions from standards and related documents.
  • Only the CSA C22.1; Canadian Electrical Code, Part I shall be permitted for use during FSR examination.

Become a recognized training provider for FSR continuing education

Electrical Field Safety Representatives (FSRs) must satisfy continuing education requirements before they can renew their certificate of qualification. The next renewal process in 2021 requires class A, B and C FSRs to either:

  • Receive eight hours of continuing education training supplied by a recognized training provider
  • Self-study and pass the challenge exam with Technical Safety BC. FSRs who do not pass the exam must complete the required eight-hour training program prior to renewing in 2021

If you are a training provider and wish to offer a continuing education curriculum for class A, B and C FSRs, you can apply for a course recognition with Technical Safety BC.

How to apply

Step 1: Review our Continuing Education: Electrical Field Safety Representative Class A, B, C syllabus to ensure your curriculum aligns with our training requirements.

Step 2: Complete this application form to submit your general information.

Step 3: Within 5 business days, your application will be assessed and you will receive an email with a secure link. Use this link to upload the following documents:

  1. List of instructors, including their names, years of trade experience, and years of teaching experience
  2. Qualifications of instructors, including copies of trade qualifications and teaching qualifications
  3. Course outline and lesson plan
  4. Course delivery method
  5. Course material, which may include presentations and handouts
  6. Sample record of course completion, which should include:
    • Training provider name
    • Training provider address and phone number
    • Instructor(s) name
    • Individual’s name
    • Course title
    • Date of completion

Step 4: Upon receipt of your documents, your application and attached documents will be evaluated to ensure training requirements are met. Our intent is to support you through this process and provide you with the opportunity to make changes to the curriculum based on our findings. The process usually takes a minimum of 10 business days.

Step 5: Once your curriculum meets our training requirements, you will receive a recognition letter, and the name of your institution will be added to our list of recognized electrical training providers for this particular continuing education requirement.

Questions? Email us.