Certified Installers in Canada
As set out in the regulations the system must be installed or removed by a person approved to do the work in the province or territory where the system is installed. If no approval process exists in your province or territory, the installation must be supervised by a professional engineer.
This table highlights where to find certified installers in Canada by province, if a licensed installer contractor for installation and/or removal is required as well as the necessary course and accreditation processes to obtain license.
|British Columbia||Yes||Yes||Certified as a "Petroleum Equipment Installer" by the Industry Training Authority of British Columbia (ITA)|
Trained through the Canadian Petroleum Contractors Association
PMH--Petroleum Mechanic Helper
PM1--Service & Maintenance (Includes Precision Testers)
PM2--Underground Installations & Removals
|Saskatchewan||Yes||Yes||Member of Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum Construction Association/ Canadian Petroleum Contractors Association (C.P.C.A)|
Certified as licensed petroleum technician as per part 10 of the Storage and Handling of Petroleum Products and Allied Products Regulation
Petroleum Technicians - Construct / Alter AST API-653 only
Petroleum Technicians - Construct / Alter - Aboveground Storage Tanks
Petroleum Technicians - Construct / Alter - Underground Storage Tanks
Petroleum Technicians - Electronic Leak Detection
Petroleum Technicians - Precision Leak Testing
Petroleum Technicians - Removal
CP Testing of S603.1 Tanks
Certified as a “Petroleum Mechanic” regulated by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
PM.1 : service and maintenance
PM.2 : underground installation, remove, alter and repair
PM.3 : aboveground installation, remove, alter and repair
PM.4 : small aboveground tank (5000L or less) install, remove, alter, repair
PMH : petroleum mechanic contractor helper
The Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) issues a licence (subclass 1.8) that qualifies the company (contractor) to install petroleum equipment and a second licence (subclass 2.7) that qualifies the company (contractor) to remove petroleum equipment.
To obtain these licenses, the guarantors of the company must show RBQ that they possess the required professional knowledge.
|New Brunswick||Yes||Yes||The New Brunswick "Construction Standards for Installation and Removal of Petroleum Storage Systems" are to be followed for the installation of all petroleum storage tanks and be licenced as per Petroleum Product Storage and Handling Regulation (87-97)|
Certified as per Petroleum Management Regulations- Petroleum Storage Tank System Installer Certificate
Class 1 - install or alter petroleum storage tank systems. A Class One Certificate meets the requirements for a Class Two and a Class Three Certificate.
|Prince Edward Island||Yes||Yes|
Department of Communities, Land and Environment issues two level of licence for Petroleum Storage Tank Contractor as per Petroleum Storage Tanks Regulations
Level I- removal a petroleum storage tank
Level II- installation or alteration of petroleum storage tank. License holder can also remove a storage tank or storage tank system.
|Newfoundland||No, except home heating oil inspectors||No|
Canadian Petroleum Contractors Association
The Canadian Petroleum Contractors Association (CPCA) represents the interests of Canadian petroleum contractors nationally. Their membership consists of contractors that are involved with the installation, maintenance, testing and or removal of storage tank and delivery systems typically used in the petroleum industry. On their web site you can find links to related provincial associations and search lists of certified petroleum mechanics.
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