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 5 lessons and 5 assignments our BC Low Energy Code course offers you access to tutorial help. You’ll learn about the fundamentals of the rules and regulations governing Low Energy electrical work and installation. This course is administered through Community Education. You’ll use the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (24th edition) to gain valuable knowledge and training in:
BC Authorization Procedures For Electrical Contractors
BC Bulletins, Amendments, 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. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the rules and regulations governing the installation of electrical work.
The course work is challenging, however most students that are able to devote a few hours per week to the assigned work can complete this course within four months. Students who already have some familiarity with the Code will likely be able to finish the course in less time. If students require more time, they have the option to purchase a one-month extension. The student will be allowed a maximum of two extensions.
Technical Safety BC 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 Technical Safety BC exam. This course qualifies as ‘recognized’ by Technical Safety BC (formerly known as BC Safety Authority).
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Course of Studies
- This certificate enables you to act as a Field Safety Representative and install circuits that have a power supply limited in accordance with requirements to Class 2 circuits, maximum 100 volt amperes; with exception of a dedicated branch circuit from an existing panel board or extension of an existing branch circuit wiring, rated at 15 ampere, 120 volt, to an outlet installed specifically for a Class 2 power supply. This recognized course prepares students to write the Class Low Energy Systems (LO) certification exam from Technical Safety BC (formerly known as the BC Safety Authority).
This course consists of: