COVID-19 client service update

While Technical Safety BC offices are temporarily closed, our phone lines are open at 1 866 566 7233. Our contact centre continues to provide services by email at Safety critical assessments and incident investigations are continuing, as per our mandate. More information here.



A licensed contractor is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Safety Standards Act, all relevant regulations, and all applicable safety orders and directives.

Contractors and companies working with regulated systems and equipment must be licensed by Technical Safety BC. Follow the steps in the technology sections below to understand how to obtain your BC contractor licence. 

Obtain a licence

Note: a BC Business Registration number will be required.

Licences vs. Certificates

Contractors and contracting companies require licences to install, operate, and maintain regulated equipment.

A certificate of qualification is issued to an individual who has the knowledge and ability to work on regulated equipment under the Safety Standards Act in British Columbia.

State of Safety 2019

State of Safety report released

We issued 979 licences in 2019, with Amusement Devices seeing the biggest jump of 60% licences issued. View the licensing statistics for each technology we regulate in our State of Safety report.

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