Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

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.

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.

You can apply for an evaluation by following these steps:

  1. Submit a completed application for evaluation, along with clear copies of any prerequisites. You can submit the completed application as a PDF via our contact form.
  2. Pay a fee.

To take this exam, you must:

  1. Complete and submit an application to take the exam.
  2. Pay a fee.

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.

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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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