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Fees

Fees at Technical Safety BC

New fees effective January 1, 2022

Technical Safety BC’s fees have increased by 3%, effective January 1, 2022.

Fees at Technical Safety BC

As a self-funded, not-for-profit safety regulator, Technical Safety BC does not receive government funding. Our fees are set to recover costs related to safety oversight in British Columbia, whether it is through assessing equipment and systems, new equipment designs, educational programs, public awareness campaigns, or any other activity to help duty holders achieve Safe technical systems. Everywhere.

What we do with the revenue collected from fees

We work with industry stakeholders to administer safety legislation and regulation and oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in British Columbia.

Here are some improvements we’ve made to make processes more efficient for our clients and stakeholders: 

  • Launching Online Services permit applications: We’ve worked to expedite and improve the permit application process. Now, all you have to do is log in to your Online Services account, select the permit type, submit your application, and make a payment. You’ll receive your invoice, and a permit will be issued within only a couple minutes of completing the application. 
  • Expanding public safety knowledge: We’re bringing greater awareness to British Columbians via targeted safety campaigns about issues like carbon monoxide exposure, the dangers of ammonia, and electrical safety. Learn more.
  • Educating and supporting building owners: We’re helping building owners better understand their responsibilities and bringing more awareness to equipment safety hazards. Learn more.
  • Advancing industry knowledge: We regularly update certification programs to align with the latest industry best practices for safety and offer improved accessibility through online certification. Learn more.

To learn more about how fees are determined at Technical Safety BC, take a look at our fee guide.

2022 Fee Schedules (Effective January 1, 2022)    
Alternative Safety Approaches (ASA) View PDF

This schedule contains fees pertaining to Alternative Safety Approaches, including, but not limited to: application fees, assessments, Equivalent Standard Approaches (ESA) and Safety Management Plans (SMP). For a full list of ASA fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Amusement Devices View PDF

This schedule contains fees for contractor licensing, installation inspections, and operating permits. Amusement Devices include: major rides, kiddie rides, waterslides, inflatables, zip lines, and train rides. For a full list of Amusement Devices fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Refrigeration View PDF

This schedule contains fees for contractor licensing, certifications and examinations, installation and operating permits. For a full list of Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Compliance and Enforcement View PDF

This schedule contains fees for the investigation and inspection of unpermitted or undervalued work. For a full overview of Compliance and Enforcement fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Exam Invigilation View PDF

This fee schedule provides an overview of the off-site exam invigilation services offered by Technical Safety BC, including core invigilation and travel fees. For a full list of fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Electrical View PDF

This schedule contains fees pertaining to electrical contractors, including, but not limited to: installation permits for single-family dwellings, qualification renewals, and operating permits. For a full list of contractor fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Electrical and Gas (for homeowners) View PDF

This schedule contains fees pertaining to homeowners, including but not limited to: permit fees for the modification, addition, alteration and upgrading of electrical work and gas appliances in the home. For a full list of Electrical and Gas fees for homeowners, view the fee schedule.

   
Elevating Devices View PDF

This schedule contains fees including, but not limited to: operating permits, design registration, licensing, certification and examination. For a full list of Amusement Devices fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Gas View PDF

This schedule describes fees pertaining to Gas contractors, including, but not limited to: installation permit fees for residential full detached dwellings, installation permits, and qualification renewals. For a full list of contractor fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Passenger Ropeways View PDF

This schedule contains fees including, but not limited to: operating permits, licence renewals, and qualification renewals. For a full list of Passenger Ropeways fees, view the fee schedule.

   
Railways View PDF

This schedule contains fees including, but not limited to: applications for certification of a new railway, assessment services, and professional services. For a full list of Railway fees, view the fee schedule.

   

 

Payment plans

Clients who have been impacted by COVID-19 are supported through our payment plan options. These options may include partial or deferred payments, depending on your situation. Please contact us with “Payment plans” in the subject line to learn more. 

Questions? 

Please reach out to us via our Contact Us form.