The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) sets standards and administers the policies, procedures and processes for certification of occupations regulated under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and Ontario Regulation 222/01: Boilers and Pressure Vessels..
Up-to-date knowledge of these codes and standards and an understanding of how they apply to your organization is essential to the safe and efficient operation of your boilers and pressure vessels.
TSSA recommends that all examination candidates review the Certification Examination Preparation Guide (pdf) before submitting a request for an examination.
To apply for certification, submit the Application for National Board Examination and Certificate of Competency Examination and Certification form (pdf).
Use this link to schedule an exam.
Need help preparing for your exam? View TSSA's Certification Examination Preparation Guide (pdf).
If you have questions, read our frequently asked questions about examination and certification.
To qualify as a BPV inspector, you must:
Applications to write TSSA's Certificate of Competency exam must come from your employer, an insurer or organization authorized to perform inspections on behalf of an insurer. They must certify that you meet all the requirements of Ontario Regulation 222/01: Boilers and Pressure Vessels.
For more information on welder and brazer certification, visit the Welding or Brazing Procedure & Personnel Qualification page.
We offer a variety of training programs to help improve safety proactively in your organization.
We also offer private on-site training which can be tailored to suit your organization's needs, based on our extensive knowledge and experience in:
Our training programs are based on real-life experience and working knowledge of code and regulatory requirements. The result is a practical learning experience, relevant to your organization and employees, motivating and equipping them with the ability to work safely and productively while maintaining compliancy.
Boiler and pressure vessel codes are constantly changing. It is critical to have up-to-date knowledge of these codes and standards. Understanding how they apply to your organization is essential to safe and efficient operation. That is why TSSA has developed seminars that cover the application of the codes related to power piping, process piping, pressure vessels and welding.
This seminar provides an overview of the code, regulatory requirements, and detailed technical code training. Training covers all components of the code, including materials, fabrication, welding, non-destructive testing (NDE), inspection and pressure testing.
This seminar includes an overview of the code, regulatory requirements, and detailed technical code training. Training covers all components of the code including:
General requirements including materials, fabrication, welding, non-destructive testing (NDE), inspection and pressure testing.
Category D service.
Normal fluid service.
Category M service.
This seminar includes an overview of:
Repair and alteration codes for boilers, pressure vessels, piping, and fittings.
Detailed technical training.
Training covers interpretation and application of the codes and standards including material, fabrication, inspection, and test requirements, as well as marking and reports.
This Welding Qualifications seminar includes an overview of the regulatory and code requirements and detailed technical code training. Training covers qualification of welding procedures and welders as well as a practical exercise in the making of a basic weld, procedures and welder qualifications.
In this seminar you will learn how to define, document, and control an effective quality control system that meets the TSSA and code requirements. For companies seeking or currently working to a Certificate of Authorization for Piping Installation and Fabrication, Repair or Alteration and Owner User Programs, this seminar provides an understanding of how to document (write) the Quality Manual, as well as how to control it to maintain the Quality Systems effectiveness.
In this seminar you will learn about the Boilers and Pressure Vessels regulations, codes and standards that govern the Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Pressure Piping industries in Ontario. This includes the responsibilities of owners, users, fabricators, and installers of pressure equipment being installed or operating in Ontario.
Training providers must be accredited by TSSA before they are eligible to provide or offer a training program to the public. Search our Accredited Training Provider Directory.