Oil Well Boiler Operator

Operator Certification

Oil Well Boiler Operator

The Oil Well Boiler Operator certificate allows you to operate an oil well plant that:

  • Operates on a portable oil rig or drilling site
  • Does not exceed 100 m2 of boiler capacity

To obtain this certificate, you will need to meet certain eligibility requirements. You will also need to pass a certification exam and an evaluation.

Note: At this time, we only accept out-of-province granted certificate applications.

In order to apply for your Oil Well Boiler Operator certificate, you must have one of the following:

  • At least six months experience in the operation of an oil well plant
  • Completed an approved course  (qualifying time not required)

Refer to Safety Regulation for more information.

To apply, please complete the plant operating experience form 1026. Once you've filled it in, log in to your Online Services account, start your certificate application and follow the steps to upload the completed form and submit your application. Your proof of experience form will be reviewed by a Provincial Safety Manager. Don't have an account? Sign up now.

If you wish to submit your form by mail, please address it to:
Suite 600 - 2889 East 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 4T5.

To apply, log in to your Online Services account and follow the steps. Don't have an account? Sign up now.

If you wish to apply by mail, please fill out the Contact Us form to request a paper form.

Technical Safety BC will contact you to book your exam once your application has been approved.

This exam is 3.5 hours long, and you must achieve a minimum grade of 65% to pass.


Renew Your Certificate

Your certificate is valid for three years after the date of issue and then can be renewed through your online account.

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