Continuing Education Requirements for FSR Renewal
Originally published: November 29, 2019
Updated: January 31, 2020
The Electrical Safety Regulation (section 10.1) requires you to satisfy continuing education requirements before renewing your field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification every three years. 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 renewal exam to challenge the continuing education requirements.
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 renewal exam to challenge the continuing education requirements, you can prepare with the Continuing Education: Electrical Field Safety Representative Class A, B, C syllabus. The renewal exam with Technical Safety BC will be available on May 1, 2020.
Important: If you fail the renewal exam, you must complete the required eight-hour training program prior to renewing. You can only take the renewal 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, WW, or grand-parented1 FSR certificate of qualification.
To support you in completing your continuing education, four-hour online courses will be offered by Technical Safety BC starting May 1, 2020. Registration will open in mid-April on our Learning Centre.
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.
1 Grand-parented FSR certificates of qualification include:
- EM - Elevator Mechanic
- EW - CQ Electrical
- AC - Alarm & Comm RB203
- CP – Cathodic Protection
- ET – Electronics Tech
- DE – Fuel Dispensing Tech
- HE – Heating Mechanic
- ME – Medical Dental Tech
- MH – Mobile Home Tech
- EW OP Electrical Worker
- EWX OP Electrical Worker
- OU – Overhead & Underground
- TV – Radio & TV Tech
- SI – Sigh & Light Tech
- SP – Swimming Pool Tech
- WP – Water Pump Tech
- WE – Winder Electrician
Please note: These grand-parented FSR certificates of qualification are no longer offered by Technical Safety BC. However, the certification remains valid for those FSRs who already received it.