Class A FSR

Scope

A Class A FSR (Field Safety Representative) 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.

To Book an Exam

  1. Complete the following application form online.
  2. Upload:
    -  high voltage experience forms along with the appropriate documentation when prompted.
    -  scanned original copies of prerequisite documentation. Notarized copies will also be accepted.
  3. Make payment when you receive a call from a client service representative.
    Note: Only applicants who have submitted complete documentation and have passed the review are eligible for the exam. Candidates found ineligible will receive a letter notifying them of any missing requirements from Technical Safety BC.
  4. Exam request dates can be made during fee payment. Based on availability, exam dates can be scheduled 15-business days from the time of payment.

Successful candidates will receive exam confirmation letter by mail or email, as per preference. If you have not received your confirmation letter a week prior to your tentatively scheduled date, please contact Technical Safety BC at 1 866 566 7233.

Exam Information

The exam takes 3.5 hours and is open book and multiple choice. Applicants must achieve a grade of at least 70%.

This exam is offered on a personal computer at Technical Safety BC offices. Paper exams may be provided on request. Should you require this service, please contact us at 1 866 566 7233 after submitting your application.

Certification exam fees

 

Certification Renewal

All electrical field safety representative (FSR) certificates must be renewed every three years. 

Learn more about renewing your FSR certificate

Please reviewed and understand our Terms and Conditions before submitting your application.

Prerequisites

Electrician

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).

Required:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Electrical Professional Engineer (P.Eng)

  1. Degree in Electrical Engineering
  2. Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-15 Part 1.
  3. 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 Applied Science Technologist (AScT)

  1. Electrical Engineering Technology (power option) qualification.
  2. Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-15 Part 1.
  3. Valid registration as an Applied Science Technologist and a member in good standing with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).

Documenting Electrical Work Experience

Resources

Required study material
(to be supplied by the applicant at the exam)

  • 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 material 
(to be supplied by the applicant at the exam)

Exam Rules

Recognized courses and course providers

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