Class A field safety representative

A Class A 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.

To obtain a Class A FSR certificate of qualification, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications required for this certificate class and pass a certification exam.

Book your exam

1. Confirm your eligibility

Before submitting your examination application, you must meet the following requirements:

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).


2. Submit your examination application form and supporting documents 

Submit an FSR examination application form along with proof that you meet the requirements listed above. You must submit clear scans or colour photocopies of original documents. Notarized copies of proof of qualification are also acceptable. Learn more about documenting your electrical work experience. 

Please review our Exam terms, conditions and policies before submitting your examination application.

3. Pay for, and book your exam

Applicants who have submitted complete documentation and are eligible for the exam will receive a call from Technical Safety BC to pay for, and book their exam. This can take up to five business days after receipt of the completed application form. Based on availability, exam dates can be scheduled 15 business days from the time of payment. You will receive your exam confirmation letter by email or mail, depending on your preference indicated.

Applicants found ineligible will receive a letter notifying them of any missing requirements.

About the exam

The Class A FSR certification exam takes 3.5 hours. It is open book with multiple choice questions. Applicants must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to qualify. 

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

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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

Candidates are also encouraged to review reference materials.

Important: You should bring the required and reference materials for use during your open book exam. We do not provide these materials. 

After your exam 

Your exam results will arrive by mail or email depending on your preference indicated.

You will receive a certification letter and wallet card after passing the exam. Congratulations! You are now certified and ready to be named on a permit.

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

Certification renewal

FSR certificates of qualification must be renewed every three years on or before the expiry date listed on your wallet card. Proof of continuing education is required to renew. Learn more about certification renewal and continuing education options


Exam Locations
By special arrangement, contact Prince George office