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.

To Book an Exam

  1. Complete the following application form online.
  2. Upload:
    -  appropriate documentation when prompted.
    -  scanned original copies of prerequisite documentation (see below for Prerequisites information). 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 exam takes 3.5 hours. It is open book with multiple choice questions. Applicants must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to qualify. Please review our Terms and Conditions before submitting your application.

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Certification Renewal

All electrical FSR certificates must be renewed every three years. Learn more about renewing your FSR certificate.


You should hold one of the following qualifications:

  • 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
(You should bring these materials to the open book examination)

  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
(You should bring these materials to the open book examination)

Exam Rules

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Exam Locations
By special arrangement, contact Prince George office