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FSR Preparation Courses - Application of Electrical Codes and Standards
Thompson Rivers University is an approved training provider of Technical Safety BC’s mandatory FSR Preparation courses. Our FSR course offerings are delivered fully online with continuous enrolment availability, are self-paced, self-directed and include subject matter support by phone and email. Participant registration grants 30 weeks access to the course to successfully prepare for their desired FSR exam. Full detail on all our FSR Preparation offerings is provided below:
Class A/B/C(XELC 0632)
Designed for qualified electricians who may want to write the Technical Safety, BC provincial exam to attain their Field Site Representative status / Contractors License (A, B, C ticket).
A Class A FSR (Field Safety Representative) certificate of qualification entitles the holder to submit declarations on behalf of their employer for any type of regulated electrical work. There are no voltage or ampere limitations.
A Class B FSR (Field Safety Representative) certificate of qualification entitles the holder to submit declarations on behalf of their employer for regulated electrical work only with respect to electrical installations where the voltage of the completed installation is under 750 volts. The certification also covers the Underground Raceway scope, allowing underground conduit installations at any voltage.
A Class C FSR (Field Safety Representative) certificate of qualification entitles the holder to submit declarations on behalf of their employer for regulated electrical work only with respect to electrical installations where the voltage of the installation is under 150 volts to ground; ampacity is restricted to 200 amps or less and, single phase power.
Course Fee: $809
Class A/B/C Continuing Education Requirement for Renewal: New for May 1, 2020
The Electrical Safety Regulation (section 10.1) requires you to satisfy continuing education requirements before renewing your field safety representative (FSR) certificate of qualification every three years. This online delivery qualifies as your eight hours of continuing education reuired by Technical Safety BC.
Course Fee: $209
Class LO - Low Energy (XELC 0720)
A Class LO (low energy) FSR certificate of qualification entitles the holder to act as a Field Safety Representative (FSR), and perform regulated electrical work on electrical equipment that includes all wiring and equipment installed that is restricted to circuits that have the power supply limited in accordance with the requirements for Class 2 circuits, maximum 100 volt amperes.
Course Fee: $609
Class IN - Instrument Mechanic (XELC 0740)
A Class IN (Instrument Mechanic) FSR certificate of qualification entitles the holder to install, repair, maintain, replace, calibrate, and program equipment for process monitoring and/or control instruments including hydraulic, electronic, mechanical, fluidic, nuclear, optical or chemical signal transmission, telemetering, and digital devices, in industrial operations.
NOTE: The scope of work is restricted to regulated work on electrical equipment within the scope of the trade certificate. Class I and Class II circuits.
Course Fee: $609
Class RE - Refrigeration (XELC 0750)
A Class RE (Refrigeration) FSR certificate of qualification entitles the holder to act as a Field Safety Representative (FSR). Individuals will be able to make declarations on behalf of their employer for regulated electrical work only with respect to electrical installations in which the voltage of the completed installation does not exceed 750 volts in regards to the following installations:
- electrical circuits for refrigeration equipment
- air-conditioning units
- heat pumps and chillers
- fabricate, install, alter, repair or service any system used for cooling and /or heating (ie: heat pumps) in closed systems that contain a refrigeration or a brine and thermoelectric cooling
- piping, controls and electrical work usually performed by a journeyperson for branch circuit wiring from existing enclosures containing overcurrent devices
Scope of work does not include:
- electrical work on fire alarm systems
- electrical work in hazardous locations
Course Fee: $609
Class UR - Underground Raceway (XELC 0780)
A Class UR (Underground Raceway) FSR certificate of qualification entitles the holder to assemble, construct, install, maintain or repair and alter underground electrical conduit.
Course Fee: $609
Course Extension - All FSR Preparation Courses
In order to maximize student success, registrants who require additional weeks to complete their course may apply for a 12-week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 250.828.5106.
Extension Fee: $309
Through completing the online delivery of the FSR preparation course, I found the course materials laid out very well and easy to follow. Instructor Mark Evans was a great mentor, who was very approachable and knowledgeable.
2015 Electrical Code Applications and Standards Online
Programmable Logic Controllers Level 1
(XELC 0670) Classroom Delivery (30 hours)
With growing demand in automation processes, the need for knowledgeable and experienced programmable logic controller professionals is more apparent than ever. PLCs are used in many industries to monitor and control production processes and building systems. This 30 hour course introduces electricians, as well as those who are familiar with conventional motor control theory, to the basic operating principles and various field applications of Programmable Logic Controllers. The course will be based on Allen Bradley systems but will also include discussion Siemens systems. PLC software training will include a hands-on project to operate a lumber J-bar sorter. Programming instructions will include timers and counters, as well as several more advanced instructions. Required Materials: 2 GB Flash Drive
Course Fee: $725
Programmable Logic Controllers Level 2
(XELC 0770) Classroom Delivery
Coming Next: Spring 2020
This course is designed to take the student beyond the basic level of PLC programming and installation. It will expand on the PLC architecture, analogue I/O as well as PLC to PLC communication via Ethernet. More advanced instructions are incorporated in laboratory experiments. These include math, program control and data manipulation as well as others. An introduction to Human Machine Interfacing (HMI) to the PLC will be given. The student will be completing a number of labs involving the course theory covered.
Course Fee: $895
Arc Flash Safety Workshop
(XWLD 0540) Classroom Delivery
Arc Flash Training Workshop designed for front line workers responsible for electrical systems in the CSA Z462-12 electrical safety standard. Students will gain a full understanding of hazards encountered while operating or maintaining electrical installations in the low voltage (below 750 volts) class including a full understanding of the arc hazard categorization, appropriate personal protective equipment selection and safe work procedures. This one day workshop is designed to assist organizations to identify shock and arc flash hazards and prevent injuries and incidents associated with those hazards.
Course Fee: $225
Introduction to Electrical Quality Management Systems
(XELC 0050) Classroom Delivery
This two-day training is designed to provide participants with a practical understanding of the general principles and framework of electrical quality management systems, the purpose and requirements of codes and standards, and their application for the delivery of a quality product or service. This course is Gold Seal Accredited.
Course Fee: $349