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 C-R: Low Energy

Electrical FSR Certification

Overview

The Class C-R - Low Energy field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification is a restricted class within the Class C category. With this certificate, all wiring and equipment installed must be restricted to limited power supply circuits in accordance with the requirements for Class 2 circuits - a maximum 100 volt amperes. You may also perform work on a dedicated branch circuit from an existing panel board or extension of an existing branch circuit wiring, rated at 15 ampere, 120 volt, to an outlet installed specifically for a Class 2 power supply.

The scope of work not included under this certificate includes electrical work on fire alarm systems, electrical work on security alarm systems, and electrical work in hazardous locations.

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 LO (Low Energy).

You must provide proof that you have:

  • A minimum one year (1,800 hours) acceptable relevant electrical work experience
  • Completed a recognized electrical course in the application of electrical codes and standards, from a recognized training provider or instructor completed within three years of application date

The class C-R - Low Energy FSR exam takes 2.5 hours. It is open book and is made up of 40 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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