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.  

Class A

Electrical FSR Certification

Overview

The Class A field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification allows you to submit declarations on behalf of your employer for any type of regulated electrical work. There are no voltage or ampere limitations.

To obtain this certificate, you'll need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass a certification exam.

  • You must hold one of the following:
    • Canadian Interprovincial Qualification (Red Seal) in the Trade of Electrician
    • BC Trade Qualification in Electrical Work (construction or industrial)
    • BC Exemption Permit in the Trade of Electrician (EWX)

Where experience cannot be verified by a current class A FSR, a sworn affidavit or statutory declaration outlining relevant work experience is required. You must provide documents with original signatures.

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-18 Part 1.
  • Valid registration as a professional engineer, and good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (formerly APEG BC – Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia).
  • An Electrical Engineering Technology (power option) qualification.
  • Acceptable proof of relevant work experience utilizing the Canadian Electrical Code – C22.1-18 Part 1.
  • Valid registration as an Applied Science Technologist and good standing with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).

You should also review these reference materials.

The class A FSR exam takes 3.5 hours. It is open book and is made up of 60 multiple choice questions, with a 35% focus on Act, Regulations, and Directive, and a 65% focus on Code. You must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to pass.

For more information on our FSR exams, including how to book one, visit the Exams page.

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