Electrical FSR: Transfer to BC
Transfer to BC
If you have electrical qualifications and experience from outside BC, you still need to obtain a certificate of qualification in order to work as an electrical field safety representative (FSR) in this province.
To become certified as an FSR, you'll need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam. In lieu of provincial credentials, you must also have one of the following:
- A Canadian Interprovincial Qualification (Red Seal) in the Trade of Electrician
- A certificate of qualification in the electrical trade, obtained in Canada
For more information on the available certificate classes and their eligibility requirements, review our FSR classes. If you are an Alberta Master Electrician, you can obtain your FSR certification via a different process. See below for details.
FSR certification for Alberta Master Electricians
The equivalent certification of an Alberta Master Electrician in BC is a class A field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification. A class A FSR certificate entitles the holder to submit declarations on behalf of their employer for any type of regulated electrical work. There are no voltage or ampere limitations.
If you are an Alberta Master Electrician, you can obtain your class A FSR certification when you:
- Provide proof of your qualifications and
- Pass an exam based on the Acts, Regulations, Directives (ARD) of BC.
You must provide proof that you have both of the following:
- Active Certificate of Qualification for Certified Master Electrician (CME - Wall Certificate)
- Active Wallet card as issued in Alberta by the Safety Codes Council, to verify current registration in Alberta
Exam study materials
About this exam
The class A FSR exam for Alberta Master Electricians takes 2.5 hours. It is open book with multiple choice questions. 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.