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In BC, only the holder of a valid Blaster's Certificate issued by WorkSafeBC, or acceptable to WorkSafeBC, is permitted to conduct or direct a blasting operation, and then only if the work involved is within the scope of that certificate.
Further information around the process for obtaining certification as a blaster in B.C. can be found in Blasting Examiners Protocols (PDF 620 KB).
WorkSafeBC has a process to recognize blasting certificates from other Canadian jurisdictions. Details can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions and the Jurisprudence Package for Out of Jurisdiction Blasting (PDF 537 KB).
Certification Services has implemented a new blasting certificate starting in 2010. It is plastic, which is more resistant to the effects of weather.
Updated information on training to become a certified blaster is available on the Certification and Training web site.
For detailed information about examinations, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.
Download the 2014 (PDF 127 KB) Blasting Examination Schedule for different locations in B.C.
Blasting Fee Schedule: Effective July 1, 2010
|Out of Jurisdiction Certification||$140|
|Replacement certificate (lost or stolen)||$25 (plus tax)|