Code Update Training

When new codes come into force, SCOs and Master Electricians may need to take code update training. Individuals must provide proof of completion to the Council.

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)

Questions about the 2021 CE Code update training? Check out our FAQ page.

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.

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.

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.

The code update requirement applies to both active SCOs and inactive SCOs. If your status is inactive but you would like to reinstate, you will be required to complete the code update training prior to reinstating.Note that the Council will not be offering an in-house option for Code Update Training, as CSA training is available earlier and for a more affordable price than the Council would be able to offer.

Plumbing Group B Code Update Training

Training is provided by the following organizations:

Alberta Onsite Waste Water Management Association (AOWMA).
Click here to register. | contact AOWMA at 780-489-7471 for further information.

Canadian Onsite Wastewater Training Institute (COWTI)  |  1-888-729-5139
(Use discount code SCO50 for a 50% discount)