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
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.
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
New Red Seal Program
Implementation Date: January 1, 2023
Gasfitters – Class A install, test, maintain and repair propane and/or natural gas lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in residential and commercial premises. They are involved in the installation or alteration of any gas system, except vehicle fuel systems, under an appropriate permit. Class A Gasfitters can work on appliances and equipment that exceed 400,000 Btuh (British Thermal Units per hour) or 120 kW (kilowatts), such as boilers, burners, makeup air units, furnaces, process burners, and various other gas-fired equipment.
Please note: to register for Gasfitter – Class A, a tradesperson must hold Gasfitter – Class B Certification.
Find exam-related information and resources under each menu item below.
To be implemented
April 2023: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2014 Gasfitter - Class A NOA)
Red Seal Exam Breakdown (pdf)
Code Book provided: B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code; B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code; B149.3 Code for the field approval of fuel-burning appliances and equipment
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.
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.
Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
Sign up for the Portal to start your application.
Document of relevant work experience
Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted