View the most up-to-date examination schedule (pdf).
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) issues Certificates of Qualification for individuals to legally work in TSSA’s regulated industries.
In most instances, the completion of at least one certification examination is one of the pre-requisites for certification.
Learn more about how to register for an exam.
Important note: If you are registering for a Fuels Safety exam and have completed an Accredited Training Program, please review Registering/Booking a TSSA Fuels Safety Examination (pdf). TSSA cannot schedule your exam until we have received a Application for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification (pdf) completed by your Accredited Training Provider.
Read our examination procedures to learn more.
Applications payments can be made via our Prepayment Portal. Please submit your application & payment by following the steps below:
From the Register for an Exam page, download the application for your regulated industry.
Complete the application in full and save it. (You will have to upload it)
Go to the Prepayment Portal and pay for your examination by credit card. (You can also find a link to the portal on page 3 of the application.)
Once in the portal:
Select “new” or “existing” customer. If you are an existing customer, you will need your account number and postal code to access your account.
Select your program area (AD, BPV, ED, FS, OE or SKI) and click “Continue.”
Enter your application form number (found in the bottom left corner of the application form) and click “Continue.”
Complete the primary contact information section.
Complete the fee section.
Upload your completed application.
Upload supporting documents (if required) and click “Continue.”
Once you have completed all steps, you will receive a payment receipt via email.
If you still need help walking through the portal payment, please call the TSSA Customer Service Centre at 1-877-682-8772.
To request a receipt for an Operating Engineers/Operators or BPV Certificate of Competency exam, please call TSSA Customer Service Centre at 1-877-682-8772.
To request a receipt for a Fuels Safety or Elevating, Amusement Devices or Ski Lifts exam, please email email@example.com with your Work Order Number, full name, and exam date.
You will receive a response within approximately 10 business days.
Read our examination procedures to learn more.
Technical Standards and Safety Authority (“TSSA”) and Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (“MLITSD”) examinations are held in various locations.
View our examination locations to learn about address details, examination times, and other information you need to know about a particular location.
Exams are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and we cannot guarantee the availability of the requested dates.
If you do not have a preferred date or your preferred dates are full, you may indicate on your application that you agree to be scheduled for the next available date.
No, all available dates are listed in the current version of the examination schedule. If new dates are added in the future, the schedule will be updated.
You can expect to receive a multiple-choice exam result within 15 business days. Please contact the TSSA Customer Service Centre at 1-877-682-8772, as the customer service team has access to the up-to-date exam results database.
Note: Due to the volume of requests, the examinations team will not respond to email requests for exam results.
Candidates who have unsuccessfully completed a multiple-choice examination will receive an individual mastery report providing a breakdown of the examination module(s).
TSSA will send the mastery report to you by email within 8 to 10 weeks of the examination date. Due to the volume of requests, the examinations team will not respond to email requests for mastery reports.
Note: please check your junk/spam folder, as emails from TSSA are occasionally filtered by email services (i.e., Gmail, Outlook, etc.).
For a list of materials you are permitted to bring to an exam, please review Section 6 of the TSSA Certification Examination Preparation Guide (pdf).
No, TSSA does not provide these materials.
No, exam candidates are required to confirm exam arrangements with their employer or accredited training provider.
Yes, you need formal approval from TSSA before you can book one of these exams. If you are approved, you will receive a letter from TSSA stating so.
The approval to write an exam is valid for 12 months from the date on the approval letter. If your approval expires, you will be required to submit a new application and all pre-requisite information to TSSA.
Labour mobility allows an individual certified for a specific occupation in one province or territory to be recognized for the same or matched certification in another province or territory without additional material training, experience, examinations, or assessments.
If you are certified in a matched jurisdiction and would like to apply for labour mobility, complete these steps:
Provide TSSA with proof of valid and current standardized certification issued by a matched jurisdiction or regulatory authority. A colour copy of your standardized certificate must be submitted with the application.
Pay the application fee as per the Fee Schedule (assessment fee, examination fee, certification application fee)
You can expect a response from TSSA within 15 business days.
Please submit all documentation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by courier to:
Certification and Examinations Department
345 Carlingview Drive
Please note: For additional Fuels-specific details on labour mobility, see “How do I apply for labour mobility as a Fuels-related Technician?” lower on this page.
To apply for an EDM-T certification:
Attend and complete a Safety Training Workshop conducted by an Accredited Elevating Device Safety Training Provider.
Submit a completed Application for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification as an Elevating Devices Mechanic (pdf) to TSSA with the appropriate prepayment and a copy of your safety training certificate of completion.
Elevating device mechanics-in-training or mechanics who are seeking a higher certification classification (e.g., EDM-A, EDM-F, etc.) are required to submit an application for assessment. Please refer to Challenge Certificate Assessment for Elevating Devices Mechanics (pdf) for more information.
In order to obtain a certificate of qualification (a “certificate”) from the TSSA as an Elevating Device Mechanic, you must have the mandatory certificate requirements listed in the table below:
One year of practical/demonstrated skills is equivalent to 2000 hours.
*FV: Full Version of Provincial Knowledge Examination
**CV: Class Specific Version of Provincial Knowledge Examination
For more information, please refer to Elevating Device Mechanic Policies and Procedures (pdf).
Generally speaking, candidates for higher-level certificates must have a combination of required training and experience and a valid certificate of qualification.
For more detailed information on the prerequisites for specific certificates, see Section 6 of the Gas and Oil Burner Technician Policies and Procedures (pdf).
Before the expiry date, please email email@example.com and request a formal extension for your practical assessment. Please reference your service request number and identify the extenuating circumstances for your request. Extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Requests for extension received after the date your practical assessment expires will not be accepted.
Note: TSSA cannot accept your request until we have received both an Application for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification (pdf) completed by your Accredited Training Provider, and your completed Application for Fuels Safety Mechanic Examination (pdf) with the applicable prepayment.
Please contact the Training and Certification Advisor listed on your approval letter to request a formal extension for your practical assessment. Do this before the expiry date.
Please reference your service request number and identify the extenuating circumstances for your request. Extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis.
A candidate for certification can seek exemption from attending some or all training by challenging the examination for a certificate.
Challenge examinations will be based on theoretical and practical knowledge.
Upon successful completion of the challenge exam a challenge candidate must complete a practical skills assessment conducted by a TSSA Training and Certification Advisor.
For more information, review section 7 of the Gas and Oil Burner Technician Policies and Procedures (pdf).
Once you have passed your exam and the results have been processed, TSSA will send you an email that provides information on the practical assessment process. This email will include contact information for a TSSA Training and Certification (T&C) Advisor.
Once you receive this email, please contact the T&C advisor to schedule your practical date and location.
Please refer to Challenge Certificate Assessment for a Higher Category (pdf) for more information.
If you have failed to renew your certificate after it has been expired for twelve months, it will be cancelled. If you wish to become certified again, you may apply for reinstatement to see if you are eligible to forego the theoretical exam and practical assessment. In certain circumstances you may be required to begin the process of certification from the lowest level.
For more detailed information on the reinstatement process, see Section 9 of the Gas and Oil Burner Technician Policies and Procedures (pdf).
Out-of-province applicants who have completed training in their home jurisdiction, or those with existing qualifications in Ontario, may apply for an Out of Province/Certificate Assessment to Obtain a Fuels Industry Certificate (pdf).