Upcoming Canadian Electrical Code—Notice to Training Providers

A new edition of the Canadian Electrical Code is expected to be published in January 2021. 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 michael.lalonde@safetycodes.ab.ca for further details on this process.

Code Update Training

When new codes come into force, SCOs may need to take code update training. SCOs 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.

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.

Master Electricians - CE Code (2018) update training

Code Update Training is required for Master Electricians to renew in 2020.

 

2018 Canadian Electrical Code Update Training
Approved courses for master electricians are available ​from the following organizations. Please contact them directly to register.

 

NAIT ELTR705 – Electrical Code Update​
CSA – Detailed Overview of Changes 2018 Canadian Electrical Code​
SAIT – What’s New in the Code 24th Edition​
DMG Training Services – Training Solutions for the Electrical Industry
Alberta Electrical Alliance – Electrical Code Training