Class SA FSR


A Class SA (Security Alarm) FSR certificate of qualification entitles the holder to act as a Field Safety Representative (FSR), and:

  • design, install, repair, maintain, replace, test, service the operation of all intruder and security alarm systems in accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Justice Security Industry & Licensing, formerly Public Safety and Solicitor General, Policing & Community Safety Branch, Security Programs and Police Technology Division and the Security Services Act.  
  • submit declarations for the work performed under this scope and perform regulated electrical work on electrical equipment for the following:
  • all wiring and equipment installed is restricted to circuits that have the power supply limited in accordance with the requirements for Class 2 circuits, maximum 100 volt amperes.
  • a dedicated branch circuit from an existing panelboard or extension of an existing branch circuit wiring, rated at 15 ampere, 120 volt, to an outlet installed specifically for a Class 2 power supply shall be acceptable 

Scope of work NOT included under this certificate:

  1. electrical work on fire alarm systems.
  2. electrical work in hazardous locations.

Refer to the 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

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


  1. BC Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Security Alarms Installer.
  2. Proof of completion from a recognized instructor of a recognized electrical course in the application of electrical codes and standards completed within three years of application date.

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, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 26, 54, 56, 60
  2. 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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