Ice Facility Operator

Operator Certification


The Ice Facility Operator certificate allows you to operate an ice facility plant that:

  • Does not exceed a 1,000 kW prime mover nameplate rating
  • Has a Refrigeration Operator or a Fourth Class Power Engineer as the chief engineer of the plant

To obtain this certificate, you will need to meet certain eligibility requirements. You will also need to pass an evaluation and a certification exam.

In order to apply for your Ice Facility Operator certificate, you must have:

You must:

  • Be employed at, and have experience in the operation of, an ice facility plant for a period of no less than 30 days

Refer to the Safety Regulation for more information.

To apply, please complete the plant operating experience form 1026. Once you've filled it in, log in to your Online Services account, start your certificate application and follow the steps to upload the completed form and submit your application. Your proof of experience form will be reviewed by a Provincial Safety Manager. Don't have an account? Sign up now.

If you wish to submit your form by mail, please address it to:
Suite 600 - 2889 East 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 4T5.

To apply, log in to your Online Services account and follow the steps. Don't have an account? Sign up now.

If you wish to apply by mail, please fill out the Contact Us form to request a paper form.

Technical Safety BC will contact you to book your exam once your application has been approved.

Effective March 1, 2023, all refrigeration operator and ice facility operator certificate of qualification examinations will comprise of 100 multiple choice questions. The exam is three hours long, and you must achieve a minimum grade of 65% to pass.


Renew Your Certificate

Your certificate is valid for three years after the date of issue and then can be renewed through your online account.

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