Upcoming Canadian Electrical Code—Notice to Training Providers
A new edition of the Canadian Electrical Code has now been published. Electrical Group A SCOs and Master Electricians will be required to take code update training to maintain their certification and designation.
Training providers who wish to have their code update training evaluated to be deemed acceptable for this upcoming code update training requirement are asked to contact email@example.com for further details on this process.
Current Code Update Training
Below is a list of current code update requirements. If you have completed your code update course, ensure that you have uploaded proof of completion to your Council Connect account. These courses are offered by outside institutions, and proof of completion is not sent to the Council automatically.
Master Electricians and Electrical Group A SCOs - Canadian Electrical Code (2021)
Code update training on the Canadian Electrical Code 2021 is required for Electrical Group A SCOs and Master Electricians and must be completed by March 31, 2022. Approved code update courses are available from the following organizations. Please contact them directly to register.
- CSA Group: 2021 Canadian Electrical Code Overview of Changes (self-directed)
- CSA Group: 2021 Canadian Electrical Code Overview of Changes (instructor-led)
- ECAA and Marex Canada: 2021 Canadian Electrical Code Seminar (registration form)
- SAIT: Code 103 – What’s New in Code?
Please note: Due to privacy reasons, institutions that provide code update training will not send certificates of completion to the Safety Codes Council. You must upload the file on your Council Connect account under the upcoming renewal process or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gas Group A - Gas Code Update, B 149.1:20 and B 149.2:20
The new Gas Code (B 149.1:20 and B 149.2:20) will come into force in Alberta on February 1, 2021. All Safety Codes Officers certified in Gas Group A are required to complete the Code Update Training before June 1, 2021 and submit a certificate of completion to the Council.
This Code Update Training can be taken with the CSA Group for $99. For SCOs who have yet to purchase the 2020 code books, CSA is offering bundles on their online storefront that include the online code update course when customers purchase the codes:
Once purchased, you will need to successfully complete the course and print your certificate of completion within 90 days. After 90 days, you will lose access to the courses and the ability to print your certificate.
The online course contains two quizzes covering code changes in the new Gas Codes. The pass mark for each quiz is 70%. Once you have successfully passed both quizzes, you will be able to print out a certificate of completion. The certificate can be uploaded on your Council Connect account under the Renewal process as a scan, photograph, or Word document. The course will also count for five continuing education credits.
Master Electricians and Electrical Group A SCOs Canadian Electrical Code 2018 Code Update Training
The CE Code 2018 is still in force in Alberta. Approved courses are available from the following organizations. Please contact them directly to register for a code update course.
NAIT ELTR705 – Electrical Code Update
ECAA/Marex – The 24th Edition of the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code
CSA – Detailed Overview of Changes 2018 Canadian Electrical Code
Alberta Electrical Alliance – Electrical Code Training