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.  

Exam Information

Gas Certification

Overview

Our gas exams are held across most of our offices in BC.

The following locations offer in-person exams. Note that they may be closed due to recent Public Health Orders:

  • Cranbrook
  • Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Vancouver
  • Langley
  • Kelowna
  • Fort St. John
  • Prince George
  • Victoria
  • Kamloops

1. Confirm your eligibility
Make sure you meet the requirements listed under “Exam eligibility” for the certificate class you’re interested in. You can find all Gas certificates in the “Certificates” dropdown menu in the navigation bar above.

2. Submit your application form and supporting documents
Submit an application form along with proof that you meet the exam eligibility requirements. Proof must be scanned, clear copies of original documentation. Notarized copies are also acceptable.

Once you have submitted a completed application form with all necessary documentation, we will review the application. If you are eligible for an exam, you will receive a call from us to pay for and book your exam. This can take 7-10 business days after we receive the completed application form. Based on availability, exam dates can be scheduled 15 business days from the time of payment. You will receive your exam confirmation letter by email or mail, depending on your preference.

If your application is incomplete or you are ineligible for the exam, you will be contacted and asked to provide any missing requirements.

View fee schedule.

Your exam results will arrive by mail or email depending on your preference. You will receive your certification letter and wallet card upon passing your exam.

The following will be provided to you by Technical Safety BC for use during your exam:

  • An online link to a non-technical English language dictionary
  • An online link to the Safety Standards Act, Safety Standards General Regulation, and any other required Regulations
  • Non-programmable calculator (in-person exams)

  1. Incomplete application(s) will be returned to the applicant. Applications, documentation and payment must be received a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the requested exam date.
  2. Technical Safety BC will not be able to accommodate clients wishing to reschedule exams within 3 days of the scheduled exam date.
  3. There is no charge for the 1st reschedule of an examination date.
  4. 2nd and subsequent re-schedule requests will be charged a re-scheduling fee (plus tax).
  5. Clients that do not show up for an exam sitting will be recorded as a “no show”. Subsequent requests will be charged a fee equal to the exam fee minus the evaluation portion of the fee (plus tax).
  6. Rescheduled exams must be written within 60-days following the original scheduled exam date. Clients unable to write within this time will have to re-apply.
  7. An examinee that arrives late will be penalized for the amount of time they are late.
  8. An examinee not scheduled and approved to write on a particular exam day will not be allowed to write.
  9. If an examination candidate fails to pass an examination on their 1st attempt, the candidate may not take the examination again until 30 days after the previous examination.
  10. When an exam is rebooked, the fee for a rewrite is determined by the latest fee schedule.
  11. The fee for writing an exam of a different class requires the full exam fee from our current fee schedule.
  12. Examinations will start and end on time.
  13. Candidates must provide a government issued picture ID or equivalent to the invigilator prior to writing the examination.
  14. No cellular phones, blackberry(s), cameras or any other type of communication devices are permitted in examination rooms, nor may they be used during the examination period.
  15. The only material allowed in the exam room is appropriate Code Books and reference material as specified in the syllabus, non-programmable calculators, Non-technical and/or language dictionaries, highlighters, pens, pencils, erasers and rulers.
  16. No notes should be made on reference material or pages removed from reference material provided. The questions are not to be recorded and taken out of the examination room.
  17. Examinees are not permitted to leave the examination room once the examination has started, without permission from the invigilator. The examinee should make every effort to remain in the examination room during the examination period. Under no circumstances will more than one examinee be permitted to leave the examination room.
  18. All questions are to be directed to the invigilator. Invigilator will only answer questions on an administrative level and all other questions are to be recorded on the Exam Evaluation Form that is provided in the exam package.
  19. There is no communication between the examinees, at any time, during the examination.
  20. Completed examinations and all papers provided must be returned to the invigilator at the end of the examination.

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