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Safety Codes Officer

Safety codes officers inspect the construction, installation, and maintenance of structures, equipment, and systems. They ensure compliance with relevant codes, standards, and regulations.


Safety Codes Council
Suite 500
10405 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4

Call: 780-413-0099
Toll-free in Alberta: 1-888-413-0099
Fax: 780-424-5134


Under Alberta’s Safety Codes Act [pdf] and regulations, you must be certified by the Safety Codes Council to carry out inspections of:

  • Plumbing, gas, electrical, or fire prevention systems
  • Buildings
  • Passenger ropeways (for example, chair lifts)
  • Boilers and pressure vessels
  • Amusement rides

You also must be employed by a municipality, regional services commission, corporation, or agency that has been delegated the responsibility to provide services under the Safety Codes Act.

What You Need

Each discipline (plumbing, gas, electrical, and others) has different education, work experience, competency, and technical requirements. Further, there are levels of certification within each discipline.

For details about certification requirements, contact the Safety Codes Council or visit the Safety Codes Council website.

Working in Alberta

Safety codes officers who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the Safety Codes Council website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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