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Class A electrical field safety representative (FSR)

A Class A electrical Field Safety Representative (FSR) certificate of qualification 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 hold a Class A FSR certificate of qualification, and a qualification as a construction or industrial electrician, you can apply for the designation of BC Master Electrician.

Exam prerequisites

Before submitting your application, you must meet the following prerequisites:

Hold one of the following:
  • Canadian Interprovincial Qualification (Red Seal) in the Trade of Electrician; or
  • BC Trade Qualification in Electrical Work (construction or industrial); or
  • BC Exemption Permit in the Trade of Electrician (EWX).

A minimum of two years (3,600 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 instructor and completed within three years of application date.

A minimum of three documented high voltage installations since obtaining the trade certificate.

Where experience cannot be verified by a current Class A FSR, a sworn affidavit or statutory declaration outlining relevant work experience is required. Provide documents with original signatures.

Degree in Electrical Engineering

Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-15 Part 1.

Valid registration as a professional engineer, and member in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (formerly APEG BC – Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia).

Electrical Engineering Technology (power option) qualification.

Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-15 Part 1.

Valid registration as an Applied Science Technologist and a member in good standing with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).


Learn more about documenting your electrical work experience.

About the exam

Exam information

  • Length: 3.5 hours
  • Type: Multiple choice, open book
  • Passing grade: 70%
  • Method: Computer at Technical Safety BC office or paper exam, upon request

Required study materials

  • Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, as adopted in BC by the Electrical Safety Regulations (all sections).
  • Current version of CAN/CSA-C22.3 No. 1-15, Overhead Systems.
  • Current version of the CSA errata.

Reference materials

We suggest bringing the reference materials for use during your open book exam. We do not provide these materials.

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