The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) administers the certification of occupations regulated under the Technical Safety and Standards Act, 2000. As a part of that process, TSSA offers a number of certification and training services for fuels safety technicians in Ontario.
Various TSSA Policies and Procedures documents set out the requirements for Fuels Safety Technician certification in Ontario. They include important definitions, certificate requirements, information on curriculums, and certificate holders rights, privileges and obligations. For more information, please review the regulations, policies and procedures outlined below:
If you are submitting a request for certification, reinstatement or an out-of-province assessment, your training provider will be required to submit the following application forms:
If you have questions, read our frequently asked questions about examination and certification.
A candidate for certification may seek exemption from attending programmed modules of training by challenging the examination(s) for a certificate.
If you wish to obtain certification via the challenge process, you may be required to obtain prerequisite certificates in order to proceed, if applicable, to the certificate level being challenged.
More information on prerequisite qualifications can be found in the policies and procedures:
Learn more about the process of challenging a higher category certificate by reading Challenge Certificate Assessment for Fuels/Petroleum Mechanic Certification (pdf).
Fuels safety and petroleum mechanics must apply for reinstatement if they have failed to renew their certificate of qualification within 12 months from the date of expiry.
TSSA assesses all applicants individually. If your certificate has been cancelled, you may need to undergo a written examination, practical evaluation, or both, to qualify for reinstatement.
For more information, read the Fuels Safety/Petroleum Mechanic Reinstatement Certificate Process (pdf).
As outlined in the various Policies and Procedures, field training sign-off documents—also known as Practical Skills Sign-Off Instruments—must be maintained or completed at certain certification levels:
Out-of-province applicants who have completed a training program(s) in their home jurisdiction or those with existing qualifications in Ontario may apply for an Out-of-Province Certificate Assessment. See Non-Matched Out-of-Province Certificate Assessment to Obtain a Fuels Industry Certificate (pdf) for more details.
Out-of-Province applicants who have completed a training program(s) in their home jurisdiction or those with existing qualifications in Ontario may also apply. A certification candidate holding a matched equivalency from a matched jurisdiction is eligible to apply for certification, following our Labour Mobility Certification Process for Fuels Safety/Petroleum Mechanics. See Matched and Non-Matched Equivalency in Other Provinces (pdf).
Request student and instructor manuals by completing the Oil Burner Technician Material Order Form (pdf).
Training providers must be accredited by TSSA before they are eligible to provide or offer a training program to the public. In order for an individual/organization to become accredited, they must submit an Application for Training Provider Accreditation (pdf)to TSSA that meets the accreditation requirements and curriculum requirements that have been established in the relevant policies and procedures.
Note: Training providers must have subject matter and practical experience in the matters on which they will be providing training. Please review these documents before you request to become a training provider: