Exam Procedure

For the exam, you are required to bring valid and current government-issued photo identification. Eligible examples include:

  • Provincial Driver’s License (issued by a Canadian province or territory)
  • Provincial Identification Card (for example, BC Identification Card, Alberta Identification Card, etc.)
  • BC Services Card
  • Combination Driver's License and BC Services Card
  • Passport
  • Canadian Certificate of Indian Status
  • Canadian Permanent Residency Card

All the above documents must be original, legible and not torn or altered in any way. Copies or certified copies will not be accepted. Expired identification and identification with no expiry date will not be accepted.

Failure to bring the appropriate identification will prevent you from writing your exam. You will need to reschedule your exam with Technical Safety BC and pay any necessary rescheduling fees.

  • Arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time and check in with a Technical Safety BC official.
  • An invigilator will ensure that you are registered, that rules are followed, and that you have all the materials you need.
  • Late arrivals will not be given extra time to write the exam.

For paper exams, you will be provided with the following:

  • Exam booklet
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • T-square or drawing board
  • Answer sheet
  • Diagram booklet, if required
  • Exam question feedback form

For computer exams, you will be provided with:

  • Scrap paper
  • Online access code

You may not bring any of the following into the exam room:

  • Electronic devices that can store of transmit data including but not limited to: cellular phones, laptops or watches, recording devices, wireless communication devices, personal data assistants, cameras, fitness tracking equipment, etc.
  • Programmable calculator
  • Food
  • Inserted pages, notations, exam answers, sticky notes and/or crib sheets
  • Post-it or sticky notes used as tabs
  • Scrap paper
  • Highlighters

For all exams written at Technical Safety BC offices

Only calculators provided by Technical Safety BC are permitted for use during examinations. Calculators are available for use during the exam at all Technical Safety BC offices.

For special sitting exams ONLY:

Examinees are permitted to bring their own non-programmable calculators.

Before arriving for your scheduled and confirmed examination, review the Technical Safety BC Exam Candidate Rules. You will be required to abide by these rules and to sign a form that indicates you have read and understood these rules before commencing your examination.

When you complete your examination, the invigilator will re-package your exam and all accompanying paperwork with your answer sheet and any other supporting paperwork and materials.

Exam results will be mailed or emailed out within four weeks.

Exam results will not be given over the telephone or over the counter.

 

Use of Code Books For Exams

The use of code books and reference books varies by technology.

Code books and reference material that do not meet expectations will not be permitted in the examination room for use during the exam. They will be kept aside and returned upon completion of the exam.

Please review details on acceptable types of reference materials and types of permitted markings for each technology, in the sections below.

Code books are to be supplied by the exam candidate.

Code books must not have any extra sheets of paper. Acceptable markings in the code book include:

  • Clarifications or notes to define or clarify a legal or technical term
  • References/Tables – to mark sections for easy references
  • Highlighting or marking important sections
  • Page references to sections to locate the relevant appendices and tables/charts

IMPORTANT: Beginning February 1, 2019 exam reference material WILL NOT BE provided by Technical Safety BC for power engineering, operator or safety awareness certificate exams. Applicants will be allowed to bring in the following approved reference material.

  • Safety Standards Act
  • Safety Standards General Regulation
  • Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation
  • 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 VIII-UW, 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
  • A non-technical English language dictionary

Note: For special exam sittings not held at Technical Safety BC offices, you will be required to bring your own supplies.

Applicants are provided with all the items listed for the power engineer, refrigeration operators and ice facility operator exams

Additionally, applicants are allowed to bring and use the approved course reference material in the exam. No other reference material is allowed.

For approved course reference material.

  • 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/charts
  • Any inserted pages, notations, exam answers, sticky notes and/or crib sheets are not acceptable.

Code books are to be supplied by the exam candidate.:

Code books must not contain:

  • any extra sheets of paper

  • any extra notations, formulae or tables

Code book clauses may be marked with the use of a highlighter.

Code books sections may be referenced by the use of page tabs.

The code books acceptable for the examinations are as follows:

Class A Gas Fitter certificate of qualification examination

  • 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 examination

  • 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 examination

  • CSA B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code

Recreation Vehicle Installation and Service certificate of qualification examination

  • 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 examination

  • CSA B149.5 Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion certificate of qualification examination

  • CSA B109 Part I Natural gas for vehicles installation code

Code books are to be supplied by the exam candidate. Code books must not have any extra sheets of paper. Acceptable markings in the code book include:

  • Clarifications or notes to define or clarify a legal or technical terms
  • References/tables to mark sections for easy reference
  • Highlighting/marking sections that are important
  • Page references to sections to locate the relevant appendices and tables/charts

 

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