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Gas certification
Gas Certification

Gas Certification: Transfer to BC (out of province)

Transfer to BC - out of province

If you have an active Gas Fitter certificate or equivalent qualification issued by a province or territory outside of BC, you still need to obtain a BC Gas Fitter certificate of qualification in order to perform regulated work in this province.

No other Gas certificates are transferable between provinces.

How to apply for your Gas Fitter certificate

Follow these steps:

  1. Complete an exam application form. In the form, make sure you check off the box marked "ARD." In your submission, include a photocopy of your active Gas Fitter certificate or license that shows the original issue date. 
  2. Pay a fee. The fee covers the processing of your application, as well as your Gas Fitter qualification for three years.
  3. Achieve a minimum of 70% on your ARD exam to pass.

You will receive details on how and where to book your Act, Regulations, and Directives (ARD) exam after your eligibility has been determined.

About this exam

The purpose of the ARD exam is to ensure you are aware of provincial code variations, interpretations, and regulations before you begin working in BC.

The ARD exam is 2 hours long, and consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. It is open book and you will be provided with reference materials during your exam sitting. You must achieve a minimum score of 70% to pass.

View the exam syllabus.

Areas of study that will be tested on the exam:

Recognized Gas Licenses/Certificates

Province Certificate or Licence BC Equivalent
Manitoba

Commercial and Industrial gas fitter's licence
Domestic gas fitter's licence

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B

Alberta

Gas Fitter A Certificate
Gas Fitter B Certificate

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B
New Brunswick

Class G1-L Gas Technician Licence
Class G1-L Gas Technician

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B
North West Territories

Gas Fitter Class 1
Gas Fitter Class 2

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B
Nova Scotia

Gas Fitter 1 Certificate
Gas Fitter 2 Certificate

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B
Ontario

Gas Technician 1 (G1) Certificate
Gas Technician 2 (G2)

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B
Quebec

Class 1 (TAG-1) Certificate
Class  2 (TAG-2) Certificate

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B
Saskatchewan

General Gas-fitter's license
Domestic Gas-fitter's license

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B
Yukon

Gas Fitter Class 1
Gas Fitter Class 2 with LPG addendum

Gas Fitter A
Gas Fitter B