Oil and Gas Training
Our courses and programs incorporate a balance of both practical hands-on and technical skills. All courses meet current standards and certifications requested by industry.
Training courses range from 1 day certificate courses to full-time trades training.
- H2S Alive
- Confined Space
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
- First Aid Training
- Occupational First Aid Level III
- Occupational First Aid Level I
- Transportation Endorsement
- St. John Ambulance First Aid
- Traffic Control
- Fall Protection
- Hoisting and Rigging
- Driver Training
- Boom Truck
- Fire Suppression and Safety
- TOWES Testing
- Introduction to Oil & Gas
- Full time and Apprenticeship programs
If you are interested in enrolling in short courses please contact:
Continuing Education Department
Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687 Ext. 3242
To enroll in full-time and apprenticeship programs please contact:
Phone: (250) 489-2751 Ext 3401 or
Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687 Ext. 3401
Certificates and short courses (descriptions):
Course includes physical properties of H2S, health hazards of H2S, self-contained breathing apparatus, detector tube device and rescue breathing. Required for work in the oil patch.
Level 1 - is a theory only course that includes hazards of confined space, preparation of entry, working in confined space, low risk entries.
Level 2 - is a theory and rescue practical course that includes advanced entrant/attendant, rescue simulations, self contained breathing apparatus and medium or high-risk entries.
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
Training to meet the BC Workers Compensation Board requirements for handling hazardous materials in the workplace.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
How to handle and transport dangerous goods including compressed gases, pesticide, industrial chemical, explosives, oil, paint etc. The course includes shipping documentation, labels and packaging, driver documentation and information regarding an accident or emergency.
First Aid Training
EMP Interprovincial First Aid (76 hour Advanced Medic First Aid) Advanced Medic First Aid curriculum offers layperson training in pre-hospital emergency care. Taking the Essential Skills of Patient Care to a higher level of assessment and care, this Advanced MFA is a skills-intensive course with hands-on practice. This CPR/first aid course emphasizes two-person emergency response care teaching. (note prerequisites valid OFA Level 1 certificate or equivalent)
Occupational First Aid Level III
This course is designed to meet the needs of industry in complying with the WCB requirements of first aid attendants in BC. Students are required to have their Medical Certificate of fitness form completed.
Recertification individuals who have previously held a OFA Level III ticket.
Occupational First Aid Level I
Provides instruction on how to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Valid for 2 years.
Prerequisite: 16 years of age.
Designed to help prepare Occupational First Aid attendants, Level I with skills and knowledge needed to move and transport injured/ill workers to medical aid. Prerequisite: valid OFA Level I
St. John Ambulance First Aid
Standard Enhanced provides a comprehensive first aid training, which can be applied at the scene of an accident without special equipment: and in the absence of professional medical help or supervision. Standard First Aid and CPR – C certificates are awarded upon successful completion. Valid 3 years. Prerequisite: 14 years of age.
EFASO is a one-day course recognized by WCB and industry as meeting the requirement of the OH & S First Aid regulations for Level I First Aid certification in industry. Valid 2 years. Prerequisite: 16 years of age
Training provided so that persons may competently control highway and road traffic by manual means: protecting all from hazards created by the disruption of normal controlled conditions.
This one-day course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of Fall Protection and Fall Arrest. It will provide participants information in dealing with fall hazards and provide hands-on experience in addressing them.
The course includes: falling hazards, potential fall consequences, regulations, generic fall protection systems, components of a fall arrest system, ropes and ladders, scaffolding, advanced fall protection systems, rescue equipment inspection, hands-on examination of systems, evaluation of hazards in various scenarios and selecting and working with systems.
Hoisting and Rigging
Course includes hoisting and rigging, equipment/hazards, hoisting calculations, winching, cables, chains, boomers, slings, securing loads, equipment and hand signals.
Airbrakes is a comprehensive study of commercial vehicle air brake systems and a presentation of pre-trip inspection and brake adjustment to prepare for the Motor Vehicle Branch Air Endorsement exam. Prerequisite: Minimum 18 years of age for Class 3, 19 for Class 1, must undergo a medical exam.
Driver evaluation is a service offered to owners, operator and inexperienced drivers who need a written report on driver performance for employment reasons.
Class 4 Driver Training includes classroom theory, pre-trip training, one hour of individual driving time with instructor and the use of a vehicle for a road test. (Prerequisites)
Truck Driver Training (1, 2 and 3) includes classroom theory, pre-trip training and 16 hours of individual driving time. The course covers competency in city and highway driving, mountain driving, double clutching, turning, scale crossing, train crossing with dangerous goods, hill stop and go, backing up to docks and defensive driving. Prerequisites include learner’s license, valid driver’s license, air endorsement, drivers abstract
Oilfield Driver Improvement course is a requirement of WCB of BC for drivers in the oil and gas industry. Intended for oilfield truck drivers operating vehicles with GVW greater than 5500kg The content includes: defensive driving for off-highway and adverse conditions, non-driving skills (map reading, hand signals, vehicle equipment operation, load securement, and tire chain installation).
This course will certify a participant in Boomtruck Operating by ensuring the individual can explain and demonstrate competency in evaluating dangers they must deal with while rigging a load to be lifted, operating techniques prior to lifting a load and safe operating techniques for the lifting and placing of the load.
Skid Steer Safety includes operating controls, safety features, basic operation, safe travelling, working effectively, and working safely.
Forklift Safety includes Labour Canada and OH & S regulations, elements of a professional operator, inspection and safety checks, proper and safe refuelling, pallet safety, manoeuvring techniques, stabilizing triangle, safe operating principles, ramp and dock operations, and injury assessment.
Fire Suppression and Safety
S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety is designed to assess moderate to high risk activities on the job site. Valid for 2 years Must be 18 years of age.
Recertification for those who have previously held a valid ticket.
Chainsaw Safety is a two day course that provides an overview in the operation and maintenance of a chain saw, filing, safety and protection equipment and basic bucking and falling techniques.
TOWES is a Test of Workplace Essential Skills and is available to individuals and companies. TOWES gives employers a way to set reasonable and valid entry-level job requirements. TOWES tests the essential skills required for the job. Contact cranbrookCE@cotr.bc.ca for more information.
Introduction to Oil & Gas
Introduction to Trades - (Introduction to Oil and Gas) This 3-week program covers the standard safety courses required by the oilfield as well as hands-on equipment training specific to the industry. It also includes a field trip to an oilfield drill site.