Electrical Examination Reference Material List

Electrical FSR exams are based on the current Safety Standards Act Electrical Safety Regulation and pursuant regulations. 

Examinees should have knowledge of the reference material and applicable standards required within the scope of the certificate for which they have applied.

Requests for information about any class of examination can be send to the electrical safety officer.

Exam rules

  • Exams are administered in an open book format.

  • Examinee must provide their own reference materials for writing the examination.

  • Reference materials will be checked before and after the examination.

  • Pages with markings in reference material such as formula and examples or calculations are to be removed before exam date (cross referencing notes and highlighting are acceptable).

  • No other reference materials except those listed below may be used.

  • The Canadian Electrical Code Handbook ("An explanation of the rules”) and The Canadian Electrical Code Pocket Reference are not allowed at the exam.

Reference List

All Electrical FSR exam candidates are required to provide the current edition of the following:

  1. Safety Standards Act [S.B.C., 2003, Ch. 39]

  2. Safety Standards General Regulation, B.C. Reg. 1055/2004

  3. Electrical Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 100/2004

  4. B.C. Electrical Code Regulation

    a. The 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 24th Edition C22.1-18

    b. Latest Errata to CSA Standard 22.1-2018-CEC (not required for FSR A-ARD exam)

  5. Technical Safety BC, Electrical Information Bulletins

  6. Technical Safety BC, Electrical Directives

Class A, LI (Line Technician), and Electrical Safety Officer exam candidates are required to provide the following, complete with updates:

  1. CAN/CSA-C22.3 No. 1-15, Overhead Systems


Refer here for Legislative documents (Acts and Regulations)

Refer here for Electrical Fee Schedule, Bulletins, and Directives. They are not available from Crown Publications.

Canadian Electrical Code is available from Crown Publications Online, Canadian Standards Association, or from various electrical wholesalers.