Our self-directed, fully distance certificate program gives you flexibility to work at your own pace and get the results you want to advance your career.
Divided into 10 working and assignment units, our BC Electrical Code program offers you access to tutorial help. You’ll learn about the fundamentals of the rules and regulations governing Canadian electrical work, installation and the calculations you’ll need to make sense of it all. This course is administered through Community Education. You’ll use the 2009 Canadian Electrical Code (21st edition) to gain valuable knowledge and training in:
BC Authorization Procedures For Electrical Contractors
BC Bulletins, General and Electrical Safety Regulations
Correct Interpretations Of Applicable Code Rules
Proper Use Of The Code Book
The BC Safety Standards Act
The course is designed to help students navigate through the code book much more quickly than ever before. If the electrical code is all new to you, you should gain a fundamental understanding of the rules and regulations governing the installation of electrical work in Canada. You will gain knowledge of the calculations that are a large part of the code regulations. Many examples are included in the coursework.
The course work is challenging, however most students that are able to devote eight to ten hours per week to the assigned work can complete this course within six months. Students who already have some familiarity with the Code will likely be able to finish the course in less time. Maximum time allowed for completion is eight (8) months.
BC Safety Authority Recognized
In British Columbia, if you wish to be named on an Electrical Permit or an Electrical License or if you wish to sign a declaration for a particular project, you must be qualified as a Field Safety Representative (FSR). You will then have responsibility for code compliance of that project. A FSR named on an application for an operating permit or contractor's licence must, in addition to the duties of a FSR, represent the operating permit holder or licensed contractor in code, technical and worker qualification matters that are within the scope of the Field Safety Representative's certificate of qualification.
To become a FSR you are required to show evidence of having successfully completed a course in the application of electrical codes and standards required by the provincial safety manager and to pass a BC Safety Authority exam. This course qualifies as ‘recognized’ by the BC Safety Authority. This course is also excellent for those electricians, technologists or engineers that merely want to refresh their knowledge and update their skills to the latest edition of the code.