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Electrical Code & Low Energy Code

Electrical & Telecommunications

The Electrical Code and Low-Energy Code certificates are recognized by the BC Safety Authority and taught entirely through distance education and on-line learning, giving students the flexibility to work at their own pace and get the results needed for career advancement.

The courses are designed to help students navigate through the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code book, in order to gain a fundamental understanding of the rules and regulations governing the installation of electrical work, including knowledge of the calculations that are a large part of the code regulations. Topics covered are:

  • 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

These specialized home-study programs are offered at Selkirk College, from their Nelson campus.

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Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    The BC Electrical Code program must be completed in 8 months, while the BC Low Energy Code program should take only 4 months, and can be extended by the student if more time is required.


    The BC Electrical Code program is beneficial for Apprentice and Journeyperson Electricians, as they can be recognized by the BC Safety Authority (BCSA) for application of a Class A, B, or C Field Safety Representative (FSR) examination.  To do so, the student must be a Qualified Red-Seal Electrician.


    Regarding the BC Low Energy Code program, in order to be recognized by the BCSA for application of a "Class LO Energy FSR," the student should have one year of relevant experience.


    The Industry Training Authority link on this page has been re-directed to the BC Electrical Code program page at Selkirk College. Details for the BC Low Energy Code program are also available from this page.

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