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The Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Business Services, through the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), regulates the Gas Technician and Oil Burner Technician occupations. A certification structure for these occupations is in place, under the newly created Regulation and Technical Standards and Safety Act. Programs of study have been lengthened to accommodate knowledge and skills required to service today's more sophisticated gas and oil burning equipment.

All gas certification programs and courses offered at Mohawk College are accredited by the TSSA.

How long does it take to complete Certification training?

Mohawk College offers Gas Technician 3 (GT-3) and Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) training in Continuing Education at the Stoney Creek Campus.

Gas Technician Training

  • The GT-3 program is 180 hours and is completed in 45 class sessions, 4 hours per session twice weekly (22.5 weeks).
  • The GT-2 program is 480 hours delivered in four parts of 120 hours each. Gas Tech 2 Part 1 and Gas Tech 2 Part 2 must be completed prior to commencing Gas Tech 3 Part 3 and Gas Tech 2 Part 4.  The courses can be taken individually in sequence or Parts 1 and 2 at the same time and Parts 3 and 4 at the same time.  Each part is completed in 30 class sessions, 4 hours per session twice weekly (15 weeks).
  • Each course has 50% Theory and 50% Practical.  In order to qualify to apply to the TSSA for the certification exams, students are required to achieve a minimum of 75% in both the theory and practical portions for each course as well as maintain a minimum attendance of 80% in both the theory and practical portions
  • Upon successful completion of the training courses (GT-3 then GT-2 all 4 parts) students will apply directly to the TSSA to schedule their exams, which are administered by the TSSA

     

How much does Certification training cost?

For Continuing Education courses, please refer to the fees on the website at the time of registration.

For more information

For inquiries about the status of licenses, licensing requirements, reinstatement of licenses, or other general information about the Fuels Certification Program, contact TSSA or visit website for the latest information releases on the fuels certification program.

If you have specific questions about curriculum content, or other academic issues, please contact ceskills [at] mohawkcollege.ca (CE Skills).

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    Additional or Technical Recommendations
    • Applicants with Grade 12, especially Mathematics & English are best equipped to handle the curriculum.
    • Experience working with gas and/or oil fueled equipment is a definite advantage.

    Please note the purchase of books will be required. Required text includes B149 Gas Code and CSA Gas Trade Package

    Program of Studies - Gas Technician

    Mohawk College Continuing Education offers two levels of Gas Technician Certification training:

    • Gas Technician 3 (GT-3)

      This is a mandatory, entry-level certification which must be completed by anyone wanting to work as a Gas Technician. GT-3 training includes TSSA Modules 1 - 9 which are prerequisites for the remaining certification training.  Individuals with GT-3 certification work under supervision on appliances up to and including 400,000 BTUH.

    • Gas Technician 2 (GT-2)
       GT-2 certification requires successful completion of TSSA Modules 10 - 24 . These are prerequisites for future certification training. The GT-2 certification allows technicians to work unsupervised on appliances up to and including 400,000 BTUH.

    The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change.

    Course Code Course Name Fall
    (Sep to Dec)
    Winter
    (Jan to Apr)
    GOPTRE244 Gas Technician 3 Blended  Blended
    GOPTRE050 Gas Technician 2-Part 1 Blended Blended
    GOPTRE051 Gas Technician 2-Part 2 Blended Blended
    GOPTRE052 Gas Technician 2-Part 3 Blended Blended
    GOPTRE053 Gas Technician 2-Part 4 Blended Blended
    GOPT10002 Gas Technician 2 Review MyCanvas MyCanvas
    GOPT10003 Gas Technician 3 Review MyCanvas MyCanvas
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    Fuel Certification Challenge Examinations

    Challenge Examinations for Gas and Oil Burner Technician III Certifications may be written at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) 1-877-682-8772 TSSA. After successful completion of the written challenge examination (minimum pass 75%), you must submit to a Practical Assessment. The Technical Standards and Safety Authority will conduct practical assessments at a location of their choice. Scheduling appointments and costs to be determined at the time of calling the TSSA.

    Theoretical challenge examinations for Oil or Gas Technician will interest those with Gas or Oil Burner Technician experience who are not certified in any category or have never possessed any Certificate of Qualification as a Gas or Oil Burner Technician. Reinstatement and higher category challenge examinations will have to be arranged and written at the TSSA.

    If you wish to challenge the Gas or Oil Burner Technician II exam or the Gas and Oil Burner Technician 1 exam you must provide proof of the following to the TSSA:

    • A valid Gas or Oil Burner Technician III or II certification, depending on the exam you are challenging.
    • Documentation of the hours related to the work experience for the license that you are challenging types of equipment etc.

    Documented proof of related work experience would include letters or affidavits from employers detailing work experience related to the certification sought and the name and certificate number of the supervising certificate holder(s).

    Rewrites & Re-examination:
    Candidates will be permitted to attempt the theoretical and practical exams a maximum of three times. A candidate being unsuccessful in their third attempt must attend a full training program again. Not with standing, as per OREG 215, the candidate may apply to the TSSA, Director, Fuel Safety Division providing exceptional reasons for a fourth attempt. One is able to rewrite after thirty days of an unsuccessful attempt.

    For more information

    For inquiries about the status of licenses, licensing requirements, reinstatement of licenses, or other general information about the Fuels Certification Program, contact TSSA or visit website for the latest information releases on the fuels certification program.

    If you have specific questions about curriculum content, or other academic issues, please contact ceskills [at] mohawkcollege.ca (CE Skills).

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