ARD exam syllabus

Gas Certification

Gas Safety Management

Safety Standards Act, Safety Standards General Regulation, Gas Safety Regulation, Directives and Information Bulletins

August, 2018


An applicant for a BC gas Class A or Class B certificate of qualification must:

  • meet the requirements of the Safety Standards Act and applicable regulation;
  • provide proof, acceptable to the provincial safety manager, of the applicant's identity;
  • have a recognized Canadian credential that is in good standing in the jurisdiction where it was issued; and
  • successfully pass the Act, Regulations and Directives (ARD) exam​​​.

A Class A Gas Fitter Certificate of Qualification entitles the holder to perform the installation or alteration of any gas system, except vehicle fuel systems, under an appropriate permit

A Class B Gas Fitter Certificate of Qualification entitles the holder to perform the installation or alteration of the following gas systems under an appropriate permit:

  • an appliance with an input of 120kW or less that displays a label or mark as follows:
  • Piping and vents

The provincial safety manager may attach the following terms and conditions to a certificate of qualification:

  • the individual is entitled to perform work in British Columbia that is equivalent to the work the individual is entitled to perform in the jurisdiction where the individual's Canadian credential was issued
Apply the Safety Standards Act Percentage

(33% on exam)

  1. Application
  2. Administrative Responsibility
  3. Adoption of Standards, Effect of Certification Mark and Regulated Product Approval
  4. Safety Officers and Safety Managers
  5. Registry
  6. Licensed Contractors and Certificates of Qualification
  7. Administration and Enforcement
  8. Safety Standards Appeal Board
  9. Review and Appeal Process
  10. Prohibitions, Offences and Penalties
  11. General
  12. Delegation of Administration
  13. Regulation-Making Authority
  14. Transitional Provisions
  15. Transitional Appropriation
Apply the Safety Standards General Regulation

(35% on exam)

  1. Certificates of Qualification and Contractors' Licences
  2. Permits
  3. Inspections by Safety Officers
  4. Prototypes
  5. Safety Officers
  6. Documents
  7. Incident Reporting
Apply the Gas Safety Regulation

(25% on exam)

  1. Definitions for the Act
  2. Definitions for this regulation
  3. Application of this regulation
  4. General Qualification and Licensing Provisions
  5. Requirements for Permits
  6. Regulated Product Standards and Certification
  7. Inspections
  8. Safety Officers
  9. Technical Requirements
  10. Information Requests for Existing Gas System
  11. Schedule
Describe Directives and Bulletins

(7% on exam)

  1. General
  2. Directives

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