Class LI FSR


A Class LI (line technician) FSR certificate of qualification entitles the holder to act as a Field Safety Representative (FSR) and install, construct, alter, repair, maintain, test, service, and/or operates related overhead, underground, marine electrical transmission, and distribution systems, and includes all overhead or underground pole line or duct systems up to point of attachment of secondary service conductors.

Scope of work NOT included under this certificate:

  • installation of low voltage secondary service equipment or wiring, but would allow for underground secondary distribution.

Refer Electrical Safety Regulation, for more details.

To Book an Exam

  1. Complete the following application form online.
  2. Upload:
    -  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.
  5. 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 3.5 hour exam is open book with multiple choice questions. Applicants must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to qualify.

See details of certification exam fees, here.  


Certification Renewal

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

Learn more about renewing your FSR certificate




  • Canadian Interprovincial Standards Examination 'IPSE' Certificate in the trade of Power Line Technician; or
  • BC Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Power Line Technician (if issued prior to April 1, 2004); or
  • BC Exemption Permit in the Trade of Power Line Technician (LIX) (Note: the BC Exemption Certificate is no longer issued).

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

  1. Current Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, as adopted in BC by the Electrical Safety Regulations. Sections :  0, 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16, 26, 36, 54, 56, 60.
  2. Current version of CAN/CSA-C22.3 No. 1-15, Overhead Systems.
  3. Current version of the CSA errata

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

Exam Rules

Recognized courses and course providers

Exam Locations
By special arrangement, contact Prince George office
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