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-R: Power Line Technician

Electrical FSR Certification

Overview

The Class A-R: Line Technician Field Safety Representative (FSR) certificate of qualification is a restricted class within the Class A category. With this certificate, you may install, construct, alter, repair, maintain, test, service and operate related overhead, underground, marine electrical transmission and distribution systems. This includes all overhead and underground pole line or duct systems up to point of attachment of secondary service conductors.

The scope of work not authorized under this certificate includes installation of low voltage secondary service equipment and wiring. However, it does allow for underground secondary distribution.

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

Note: this certificate class was previously named class LI (Line Technician) FSR.

You must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Canadian Interprovincial Standards Examination 'IPSE' Certificate in the trade of Power Line Technician
  • BC Certificate of Qualification in the Trade of Power Line Technician (if issued prior to April 1, 2004)
  • BC Exemption Permit in the Trade of Power Line Technician (LIX) (Note: the BC Exemption Certificate is no longer issued)

The class A-R - Line Technician FSR exam takes 3.5 hours. It is open book and is made up of 50 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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