Official Program Standards Notifications

Official Program Standards Notifications (OPSNs) are used by SkilledTradesBC to convey information regarding changes in the standards for training programs and information regarding training delivery to SkilledTradesBC training providers. OPSNs should be read in conjunction with the relevant program profile for a complete set of standards for the particular program.  Please consult the list below for details on OPSNs issued to date.

 

2022 OPSN

OPSN 2022 026 Parts and Warehousing 1, Partsperson 2, Partsperson 3 Program Outline and Program Profile Update Issued: November 30, 2022
OPSN 2022 025 Plumber Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam has been reviewed for compliance with the 2020 National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPCC). Issued: October 5, 2022
OPSN 2022 024 Cabinetmaker Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: September 28, 2022
OPSN 2022 023 Gasfitter - Class A Harmonized Program Implementation Issued: September 20, 2022
OPSN 2022 022 Winder Electrician Certificate of Qualification Exam Launch Issued: September 1, 2022
OPSN 2022 021 Hairstylist Harmonized Level 1 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: August 31, 2022
OPSN 2022 020 Bricklayer Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: August 24, 2022
OPSN 2022 019 Automotive Service Technician Single Credential Program & Standardized Level Exams Implementation Issued: August 23, 2022
OPSN 2022 018 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Harmonized Level 2 & Level 3 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: August 19, 2022
OPSN 2022  017 Lather Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: August 15, 2022
OPSN 2022 016 Bricklayer Harmonized Level 1 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: August 15, 2022
OPSN 2022 015 Carpenter Harmonized (2023) Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: August 5, 2022
OPSN 2022 014 Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: July 15, 2022 (Revised Sept 12, 2022)
OPSN 2022 013 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Harmonized Level 3 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: July 8, 2022
OPSN 2022 012 Roofer (Roofer, Damp and Waterproofer) Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: July 4, 2022
OPSN 2022 011 Auto Body and Collision Technician & Automotive Refinishing Technician Harmonized Level 1 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: June 20, 2022
OPSN 2022 010 Steamfitter / Pipefitter Harmonized Level 3 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: May 12, 2022
OPSN 2022 009 Machinist Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: May 12, 2022
OPSN 2022 008 Machinist Harmonized Level 1 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: May 12, 2022
OPSN 2022 007 Mobile Crane Operator Credit for Prior Learning added to the challenge pathway Issed: April 29, 2022
OPSN 2022 006 Landscape Horticulturist Harmonized Foundation Standard Level Exam introduced Issued: March 29, 2022
OPSN 2022 005 Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Deactivation of Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Issued: April 5, 2022
OPSN 2022 003.1 Plumber Amendment to Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam code book requirement announced in OPSN 2022 003 Issued: March 25, 2022
OPSN 2022 004 Motorcycle Technician Harmonized Level 4 Standardized Level Exam removed Issued: February 25, 2022
OPSN 2022 003 Plumber Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: February 11, 2022
OPSN 2022 002 Steamfitter / Pipefitter Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam introduced Issued: February 11, 2022
OPSN 2022 001 Dairy Production Technician 1 Deactivation of apprenticeship and challenge pathway Issued: January 4, 2022

 

2021 OPSN

OPSN 2021 015 Sheet Metal Worker Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam introduced. Issued: December 23, 2021
OPSN 2021 014 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Harmonized Level 1 Standardized Level Exam introduced. Issued: October 6, 2021
OPSN 2021 013 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Minor changes to the Time Allocation Charts Issued: September 29, 2021
OPSN 2021 012 Construction Electrician & Industrial Electrician Harmonized Standardized Level Exams for Level 1 and Level 2 have been reviewed for compliance with the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). Issued: September 13, 2021
OPSN 2021 011 Rig Technician Challenge pathway de-activated. Issued: August 12, 2021
OPSN 2021 010 Bricklayer Harmonized Level 3 Standardized Level Exam Removed. Issued: August 19, 2021
OPSN 2021 009 Glazier Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: September 8, 2021
OPSN 2021 008 Marine Mechanical Technician  Revised Program Profile and Program Outline have been posted to the website. Issused: August 5, 2021
OPSN 2021 007

Mobile Crane Operator

Mobile Crane Operator Hydraulic 80 tonnes and Under

Boom Truck Operator - Folding Boom Unlimited tonnage

Boom Truck Operator - Stiff Boom Unlimited tonnage

Tower Crane Operator

Revised profiles, outlines, and challenge documents clarifying minimum operating requirements for Crane trades have been posted to the website. Issued: June 25, 2021
OPSN 2021 006 Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: June 22, 2021
OPSN 2021 005 Security Systems Technician Effective May 14, 2021 the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) will be provided during the Certificate of Qualification exam. Issued: May 10, 2021
OPSN 2021 004 Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Standardized Level Exams introduced. Exam Weighting Charts have been posted to the website. Issued: April 29, 2021
OPSN 2021 003 Insulator (Heat and Frost) Harmonized Level 1 Standardized Level Exam introduced. An Exam Weighting Chart has been posted to the website. Issued: April 19, 2021
OPSN 2021 002 Bricklayer (Mason) Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the website. Issued: April 12, 2021
OPSN 2021 001 Landscape Horticulturist Harmonized Level 2 Standardized Level Exam introduced. An Exam Weighting Chart has been posted to the website. Issued: March 31, 2021

 

2020 OPSN

OPSN 2020 010 Gasfitter-Class A A revised Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the SkilledTradesBC website.      Issued: November 5, 2020

OPSN  2020 009

Instrumentation and Control Technician A new Harmonized Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the SkilledTradesBC website.      Issued: October 14, 2020
OPSN 2020 008 Hairstylist A new Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the SkilledTradesBC website.         Issued: August 18, 2020
OPSN 2020 007 Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Program will be inactivated effective April 1, 2021. Issued: June 26, 2020
OPSN 2020 006 Automotive Refinishing Technician A new Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the SkilledTradesBC website.           Issued: June 26, 2020
OPSN 2020 005 Automotive Collision Repair Technician A new Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the SkilledTradesBC website. Issued: June 26, 2020
OPSN 2020 004 Winder Electrician A Winder Electrician CofQ program has been launched and the SkilledTradesBC Program Profile is posted. A Transition Plan for current apprentices is posted. Issued: May 1, 2020
OPSN 2020 003 Carpenter Harmonized Level 4 Assessment Guidelines updated. Issued: March 6, 2020
OPSN 2020 002 Automotive Service Technician Harmonized Level 4 Standardized Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: February 21, 2020
OPSN 2020 001 Powerline Technician           A new Program Outline has been posted to the SkilledTradesBC website.             Issued: January 29, 2020

 

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