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COVID-19 Council Response

Updated: March 20, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 concerns, we are taking the following steps:


Our office will be closed to the public at this time but we will continue to serve our clients. Most of our services like renewals, accreditation, courses, and certification are available through Council Connect. You can also contact us through phone and email. We will notify you of any changes to our operations as they occur.  


We have decided to move any upcoming meetings to teleconferencing. Municipal presentations have been postponed until further notice.  

Master Electrician Exams

We will also be postponing any Master Electrician exam seating until further notice and are working on options to offer the exams digitally or through other means.

Safety Codes Conference

The Safety Codes Council has decided for the safety of our clients and staff to cancel our upcoming annual conference in Banff scheduled for May 27 to 29. We will be refunding all registrations and look forward to seeing you all at our 2021 conference. If you have any questions, please email

In-person Courses

We are working to move all in-person courses online where possible. All SCO exams are currently available through online resources.

In-person Exams

All students scheduled to write their exams in the Council’s office have been given the option to reschedule or write online. 

Paper Exams

Paper exams have been suspended, and students are being provided with online options. 


We will be postponing audits of accredited organizations until further notice.

Permitting and Inspections

Most Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs) are continuing to issue permits at this time. Inspections will be prioritized based on urgency (such as utilities connections or occupancy permits). The Alberta Safety Codes Authority and other AHJs are able to use different technologies to complete inspections as per these guidelines. 

Although we expect the impact to our clients to be minimal, we appreciate your patience. As always, our chief concern is the safety of our fellow Albertans and ensuring we keep our vision of Alberta: a safe place to live, work, and play.