Electrical Code, Certificate | Selkirk College | Burnaby, Canada
5 months
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The self-directed, fully distance Electrical Code program from Selkirk College gives you flexibility to work at your own pace and get the results you want to advance your career. 

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Divided into 10 lessons and 10 assignments the BC Electrical Code course from Selkirk College offers you access to tutorial help. 

You’ll learn about the fundamentals of the rules and regulations governing Canadian electrical work, installation and the calculations you’ll need. This course is administered through Community Education.  

You’ll use the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code (25th edition) to gain valuable knowledge and training in: 

  • BC Authorization Procedures For Electrical Contractors 
  • BC Bulletins, Amendments, General and Electrical Safety Regulations 
  • Correct Interpretations Of Applicable Code Rules 
  • Proper Use Of The Code Book 
  • The BC Safety Standards Act

The course is designed to help students navigate through the code book. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the rules and regulations governing the installation of electrical work. You will gain knowledge of the calculations that are a large part of the code regulations. Many examples are included in the coursework.


The course work is challenging, however most students that are able to devote a few hours per week to the assigned work can complete this course within the time allotted. Students who already have some familiarity with the Code will likely be able to finish the course in less time. Maximum time allowed for completion is five (5) months.

Programme Structure

This course consists of:

  • Ten (10) lessons
  • Ten (10) assignments (one assignment for each lesson)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This continuous intake program is beneficial for Apprentices and Journeyperson Electricians.
  • In order to be recognized by Technical Safety BC (formerly known as BC Safety Authority) for application for a Class A, B or C Field Safety Representative examination the student must be a valid holder of an Interprovincial Standards Examination Certificate of Qualification in the trade of Electrician (Red Seal).

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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