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Permitted Reference Materials

Permitted Reference Materials

Writing an online or in-person exam? See below for a list of materials you are permitted to reference during your exam, what will be provided, and what you should bring.

Electrical exams

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Provided by Technical Safety BC via online links during the exam*

Examinee to bring, if using

  • Safety Standards Act
  • Safety Standards General Regulation
  • Electrical Safety Regulation
  • Safety orders, directives and information bulletins 
  • Code books (must not have any extra sheets of paper.)
*While this reference material is provided online, you may also choose to bring your own hardcopy to reference.


Acceptable markings in the code books include:

  • Clarifications or notes to define or clarify a legal or technical term.
  • References or tables – to mark sections for easy reference. Self-created references or tables are not allowed.
  • Highlighting or marking important sections; underlining or any other marking is not permitted.
  • Page references to sections to locate the relevant appendices and tables or charts.

Power Engineer, Refrigeration Operator, Ice Operator exams

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Provided by Technical Safety BC via online links during the exam*

Examinee to bring, if using

  • Safety Standards Act
  • Safety Standards General Regulation
  • Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation
  • Safety orders, directives, and information bulletins
  • Extract of CSA standards containing subset of materials from:
    - B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code
    - B52 Mechanical Refrigeration Code 
  • ASME Extract containing a subset of materials from sections I, II, IV and VIII of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • ASME Extract Supplement containing subset of materials from sections IID, IX, B31.1 and B31.3 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Academic supplement containing Handbook of Formulae and Physical Constants, Steam Tables and Refrigeration Tables
*While this reference material is provided online, you may also choose to bring your own hardcopy to reference.
 

Boiler Safety Awareness, Refrigeration Safety Awareness exams

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Provided by Technical Safety BC via online links during the exam*

Examinee to bring, if using

  • Safety Standards Act
  • Safety Standards General Regulation
  • Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation
  • Safety orders, directives, and information bulletins
  • Extract of CSA standards containing subset of materials from:
    - B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code
    - B52 Mechanical Refrigeration Code 
  • ASME Extract containing a subset of materials from sections I, II, IV and VIII of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • ASME Extract Supplement containing subset of materials from sections IID, IX, B31.1 and B31.3 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Academic supplement containing Handbook of Formulae and Physical Constants, Steam Tables and Refrigeration Tables
*While this reference material is provided online, you may also choose to bring your own hardcopy to reference.


Approved course materials for reference with the following in mind:

  • Information can be highlighted and indexed; underlining or any other marking is not permitted.
  • References or tables – marking sections, and indexing for easy reference is permitted. Self-created references or tables are not allowed.
  • Page reference to sections for locating relevant appendices and tables or charts.
  • Any inserted pages, notations, exam answers, sticky notes, and crib sheets are not acceptable.

Gas  exams

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Provided by Technical Safety BC via online links during the exam*

Examinee to bring, if using

  • Safety Standards Act
  • Safety Standards General Regulation
  • Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation
  • Safety orders, directives, and information bulletins
  • Code books (must have any extra sheets of paper, notations, formulae, or tables)
*While this reference material is provided online, you may also choose to bring your own hardcopy to reference.


Acceptable markings in the code book include:

  • Highlighting or marking important sections; underlining or any other marking is not permitted.
  • References or tables – to mark sections for easy reference. Self-created references or tables are not allowed.
  • Page references to sections to locate relevant appendices and tables or charts.

Class A Gas Fitter certificate of qualification exam

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Examinee to bring, if using
  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code
  • CSA B149.3 Code for the field approval of fuel-related components on appliances and equipment
  • C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code Part I

 

Class B Gas Fitter certificate of qualification exam

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Examinee to bring, if using
  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code
  • CSA B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code
  • C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code Part I

 

Gas Appliance Service certificate of qualification exam

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Examinee to bring, if using
  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code

 

Recreation Vehicle Installation and Service certificate of qualification exam

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Examinee to bring, if using
  • CSA Z240.4.2 Installation requirements for propane appliances and equipment in recreational vehicles
  • CSA-B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles

 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Vehicle Conversion certificate of qualification exam

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Examinee to bring, if using
  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles

 

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion certificate of qualification exam

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Examinee to bring, if using
  •  CSA B109 Part I Natural gas for vehicles installation code

 

Elevating Devices exams

The following materials are permitted for referencing during your exam.

Provided by Technical Safety BC via online links during the exam*

Examinee to bring, if using

  • Safety Standards Act
  • Safety Standards General Regulation
  • Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation
  • Safety orders, directives, and information bulletins
  • Code books (must have any extra sheets of paper, notations, formulae, or tables)
*While this reference material is provided online, you may also choose to bring your own hardcopy to reference.


Acceptable markings in the code book include:

  • Clarifications or notes to define or clarify a legal or technical term.
  • Highlighting or marking important sections; underlining or any other marking is not permitted.
  • References or tables – to mark sections for easy reference. Self-created references or tables are not allowed.
  • Page references to sections to locate relevant appendices and tables or charts.