Class A Gas Fitter
SkilledTradesBC and Technical Safety BC both have a role in certifying class A gas fitters. Technical Safety BC issues certification confirming a worker has the knowledge to work safely onsite on regulated equipment, while SkilledTradesBC ensures trades workers working in Skilled Trades Certification trades receive consistent and equitable training, giving them the knowledge and skill set to perform work in these trades.
SkilledTradesBC has informed us that they will recognize certificates of qualification issued by Technical Safety BC for the purposes of compliance with Skilled Trades Certification , as an interim measure. After this interim period ends (at a yet to be determined date), applicants will need to have previously obtained certification through Technical Safety BC or will need to go through a SkilledTradesBC approved certification pathway. Visit SkilledTradesBC for the most up-to-date information on this interim measure and their pathways to certification.
A Technical Safety BC Class A Gas Fitter Certificate of Qualification allows you to perform installations and alterations on any gas system, except vehicle fuel systems, under a permit.
Your Class A Gas Fitter certificate also allows you to perform certain kinds of electrical work. This work is restricted to the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical wiring for solid, liquid, and gaseous fuel-fired heating equipment, for any of the following:
- connecting branch circuit wiring to the heating equipment’s integral connection box, from a junction box or a disconnect, mounted in close proximity to the heating equipment
- Class 2 circuit wiring up to a rated output of 100 Volt amps
- low voltage controls or 24 Volt thermostats
- three-phase motors or controllers integral to the heating equipment
To obtain this certificate, you will need to meet certain eligibility requirements and pass an exam.