Safety Codes Officer
Safety codes officers inspect the construction, installation and maintenance of structures, equipment and systems to ensure compliance with relevant codes, standards and regulations. For more information, see the Safety Codes Officer occupational profile in OCCinfo.
Under Alberta's Safety Codes Act 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, or 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.
Each discipline (plumbing, gas, electrical, etc.) has different education, work experience, competency and technical requirements. Further, there are levels of certification within each discipline. For official, detailed information about certification requirements, visit the Safety Codes Council website or contact the Safety Codes Council.
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 certified safety codes officers in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. Applicants will be required to write exams to demonstrate knowledge of Alberta legislation.
Safety Codes Council
Suite 1000, 10665 Jasper Ave NW
Canada T5J 3S9
Phone number: 780-413-0099
Toll-free phone number (within Alberta): 1-888-413-0099
Fax number: 780-424-5134