Gasfitter

Class A

Gasfitters are careful people who enjoy a physical workplace and function well under pressure. They are very precise, as they oversee the gas systems that heat and power our homes and businesses. 

As a Gasfitter - Class A, you’ll enjoy a hands-on, atmosphere where you work to install, service and maintain gas lines, appliances and equipment in a range of settings. Using your knack for precision and math, you’ll know the details around fuel, venting, and air supply systems. It’s a challenging and rewarding role, as your work directly impacts the safe use of gas in home and buildings.

What You'll Learn

  • How to measure and mark reference points for gas installations 
  • How to install, maintain and service fuel systems  
  • How to install, maintain and service venting and air supply systems 
  • How to install and service gas equipment 
  • How to install and service controls and safeguards 

Key Job Skills

  • Monitoring and quality control 
  • Operation of power tools and equipment  
  • Fuel systems and gas equipment 
  • Venting and air supply 
  • Controls and safeguards 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 20 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
3000 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$31.00 — $43.98

Note: SkilledTradesBC is responsible for administering the apprenticeship for Gasfitter – Class A Certificate of Qualification and Red Seal Endorsement. Technical Safety BC is responsible for regulating the Gasfitter – Class A Certificate of Qualification (license). Please refer to the Technical Safety BC web site for information on the Certificate of Qualification examination requirements.

Skilled Trades Certification Updates

As an interim measure, SkilledTradesBC will recognize holders of Gasfitter Class A and Class B Certificate of Qualification issued by Technical Safety BC as being compliant with Skilled Trades Certification beginning December 1, 2023, and there is no further action required at this time.

We also continue to recognize Gasfitter Class A and Class B Certificate of Qualification or Apprenticeship issued by SkilledTradesBC or another Canadian jurisdiction, as well as Interprovincial Red Seal Certification in Gasfitter Class A and Class B. 

If you have any questions about the Skilled Trades Certification requirements, please complete this Contact form and our Advisors will get in touch with you to assist you further.

Program Updates

  • Level 2 Technical Training of the Red Seal Gasfitter - Class A program will be implemented on January 1, 2024.

  • The Red Seal Gasfitter - Class A program will be implemented on January 1, 2023. Please see OPSN 2022 023 for details.

  • November 2020: Gasfitter - Class A will be designated as a Red Seal trade in BC as of April 1, 2021. The new Program Outline and Program Profile for this Red Seal Program are posted below. Please see OPSN 2020 010 for details.

New Red Seal Program 

Information

Implementation Date: January 1, 2023

Exam Information

and Resources

Find exam-related information and resources under each menu item below.

Updates:

  • To be implemented

Updates:

  • April 2023: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2014 Gasfitter - Class A NOA)

Information:

Challenge the 

trade

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.