To register for a TSSA examination, complete the steps listed below.
(Note: In some cases, an accredited training provider will make exam arrangements for candidates who are enrolled and attending their in-class training program. Please contact your accredited training provider to learn more about this process.)
Review the Certification Examination Preparation Guide (pdf) before you submit your request for an examination.
The Guide includes:
Basic examination details.
Prohibited and non-prohibited materials.
Frequently asked questions.
You may also wish to read our examination procedures.
Select, download and complete the application form related to your program of interest shown below.
Boilers and Pressure Vessels: Application for National Board Examination and Certificate of Competency Examination and Certification (pdf)
Candidates for any of these examinations must have a formal approval issued by TSSA before they are eligible to request an examination date and time.
If you are registering for a Fuels Safety exam and have completed an Accredited Training Program, please review the work instruction (pdf). TSSA cannot schedule your exam until we have received an Application for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification (pdf) completed by your Accredited Training Provider.
A Fuels examination candidate who is challenging a higher-level certification (i.e. G.2, OBT-2, etc.) must have a formal approval issued by TSSA before they are eligible to request an examination date and time.
Also note that if you took a full program recognized by TSSA, you have one year from your practical examination date to undertake all three attempts (if needed for any level of certification).
Review the examination schedule (pdf) to confirm the availability of exam dates and centres before applying. Exams are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the Examination Schedule, an exam sitting is considered closed when the “Available Seats” column is marked with “0”.
Note: The 2024 Examination Schedule will be posted in November 2023.
See all our examination locations.
Ensure all information on your application is accurate (including contact and payment information) before you submit it.
Use the TSSA’s pre-payment portal to submit and pay for your application. (An examination fee is considered an “authorization” fee—choose this option when you pay.)
Applications via mail or courier with valid payment information and/or cheque or money order are also accepted. Instructions can be found on the application form.
Note: You will only be scheduled for the exam date and time you requested when you submit the applicable non-refundable exam fee.
View the most up-to-date examination schedule (pdf).
Read our examination procedures.
See our examination locations.
Read these frequently asked questions about examinations.
The TSSA is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to become certified to work in TSSA-regulated occupations.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the TSSA ensures our certification and examination practices meet the needs of all qualified candidates wishing to take the required examination(s) for the appropriate TSSA-issued certificate of qualification.
For more information, please view our Examination Disability Accommodations page.
To request an accommodation, complete the Examinations Disability Accommodation Application (pdf).
All accommodation requests must be pre-approved by TSSA before the examination candidate schedules an examination. If you are scheduling through your training provider, they will ensure TSSA is aware of your accommodations.
NOTE: You must resend the approval email with each application for an examination that will be scheduled with the approved accommodations.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, TSSA’s examination process has been modified to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Examination candidates must be aware of these changes, as outlined below:
TSSA’s Head Office is closed to the Public.
TSSA/HUBS will not provide reference materials or code books for Operating Engineers/Operator (“OE”) examinations.
Candidates must bring their own reference materials and code books. More information on the permitted materials for OE examinations can be found in the Certification Examination Preparation Guide (pdf).
TSSA/HUBS will not provide any stationery or writing utensils necessary for the examination. Candidates must bring in their own materials, including pencils, pens, erasers, a ruler/protractor, and a non-programmable calculator. Since multiple choice examinations must be completed in pencil, we recommend bringing multiple pencils and erasers to the examination so you do not run out.