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Examination requirements for Compressor and Refrigeration
Operator certificates are changing effective January 1, 2016.
The essay format
requirement for Compressor and Refrigeration Operator B has been eliminated, and
Refrigeration Operator A exams no longer include a multiple-choice component. Please
refer to the chart below for details.
- 150 multiple-choice questions
Refrigeration Operator B
- 150 multiple-choice
Refrigeration Operator A
- Essay-type, consisting of
The Operating Engineer Chief Officer’s decision to enact
these changes reduces the burden on those entering the profession without
compromising safety or efficacy of the process.
These changes harmonizes Ontario requirements with all other
Canadian jurisdictions (British
Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and
Labrador) who regulate the ‘Refrigeration B’ industry, and subscribe to the
SOPEEC singular examination model.
remaining jurisdictions, with the exception of Quebec, which has adopted
different standards, do not regulate the refrigeration industry.
What does this mean
If you’ve successfully written your
RB-1 or C-1 exam, and met all other prerequisites for certification, you are
now eligible for certification!
registered and paid to write the exam. Will I get a refund?
No. The fee you’ve paid will be applied
toward the cost of your Operator initial certification fee. Please contact the Certification and
Examinations department at 416-734-3590 for more information.
What does this mean
More qualified certificate holders
available to meet local demand.
If you have any
questions, please contact TSSA’s Certification and Examination department at
416-734-3590 or email email@example.com.
Introducing TSSA’s New OE Chief Officer
Adams, TSSA’s Statutory Director for both the Boiler and Pressure
Vessels and Operating Engineers Safety Programs, (BPV/OE), has been
appointed TSSA’s OE Chief Officer.This follows the retirement of John W.B. Coulter July 31, 2015, and consolidates both Chief Officer functions into one role.
has been with TSSA as Statutory Director for over four years and brings
with him a wealth of OE experience, starting with 20 years in the
Canadian Navy as a marine engineer. He earned his marine engineering
Certificate of Competency (equivalent to First Class OE) in the early
eighties and served on several steam destroyers (First Class Power
Plants) as well as fulfilled the responsibilities of Chief Examiner
Marine Engineering at the Naval Officer Training Centre. He finally made
it ashore in 1992 where he managed the Navy’s research and development
program for fuel cell power systems.
In the mid-nineties, he took
off the uniform and began an eclectic career as a project manager, then
program manager, with Science Applications International Corporation (an
engineering services company). Subsequent roles included that of
Program Director at a Kingston fuel cell research and development
company as well as Ontario Power Generation before Mike joined TSSA in
Mike’s credentials include a Bachelor of Mechanical
Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering (with two patents
just for the fun of it). He is a registered P.Eng in Ontario and a
certified Project Management Professional. Mike also holds a boiler
inspector commission and is the Chief Inspector representing Ontario at
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. He is also a
member of ASME, IPE, PEO, PMI and NB.
August 4, 2015