Continuing Education Requirements for FSR Renewal
Originally published: November 29, 2019
Updated: December 5, 2019
The Electrical Safety Regulation (section 10.1) requires you to satisfy continuing education requirements before renewing your field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification. You can take different options to complete your continuing education depending on your certificate class.
FSR classes A, B or C
To renew your class A, B, or C FSR certificate of qualification, you must:
- complete eight hours of continuing education with a recognized training provider; or
- self-study and pass a challenge exam with Technical Safety BC.
Review the list of recognized training providers if you choose to complete eight hours of continuing education. For continuing education training with Technical Safety BC, sign up for the 2018 Electrical Code Change Training.
If you choose to self-study and take a challenge exam with Technical Safety BC, you can prepare with the Continuing Education: Electrical Field Safety Representative Class A, B, C syllabus. The challenge exam with Technical Safety BC will be available on May 1, 2020.
Important: If you fail the challenge exam, you must complete the required eight-hour training program prior to renewing. You can only take the challenge exam once.
FSR classes other than A, B or C
You must complete four hours of continuing education to renew your class FE, IN, LE, LI, LO, RE, SA, UR, or WW FSR certificate of qualification. Technical Safety BC will communicate more details of your continuing education options by the end of January 2020.
For any FSR certificate class, you should renew your certification on or before the expiry date listed on your wallet card. For example, if your certificate expires on March 1, 2021, you should renew on or before March 1, 2021. Learn how to renew your FSR certificate.