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SkilledTradesBC Interprovincial (IP) Refresher courses

On December 1, 2022, Industry Training Authority (ITA) became SkilledTradesBC. While their role in advancing B.C.'s skilled trades system hasn’t changed, it has expanded. This includes a larger focus on raising the profile of skilled trades, modernizing their approach to trades training, and implementing Skilled Trades Certification.  

 Under Skilled Trades Certification, it is mandatory for all trade workers to be a registered apprentice or fully certified to work in specific trades, starting with seven electrical and mechanical trades in December 2023. Three automotive trades will be introduced as Skilled Trades Certification trades in 2024 and will have one year to transition once announced.   

SkilledTradesBC has also enhanced supports to Apprentices and Trade Qualifiers, or experienced workers, in the Skilled Trades Certification trades.  

To help Apprentices and Trade Qualifiers pass their IP Red Seal exams, SkilledTradesBC has applied a $170 subsidy per 30-hours (1 week) of course time to eligible programs. The following courses have qualified for this subsidy and their regular tuition will be reduced: 


Questions about SkilledTradesBC or IP Refresher courses? 



Available IP Refresher courses

IP Refresher for Construction Electrician

Cost: $710* see note
Prerequisite: NA

This course is exclusively focused on preparing you for success on the IP exam.  Each week you will work on focused areas of study based on theoretical, practical, and code concepts that are tested on the IP exam.  Access direct help from an instructor through our blended model during weekly in-person classes on Monday nights, while the balance of materials is delivered to you at home through online content.  Current and dedicated textbooks are used, as well as extensive practice questions to prepare you for the final examination.

Taught by instructors Joel Feenstra and Daniel Smythe


Students are responsible to confirm their eligibility for writing the IP/TQ exam with Skilled Trades BC ( prior to registration.

*A Skilled Trades BC  Grant has reduced the cost of the course by $340 from the regular tuition of $1050*

 A $129 Textbook fee is charged at the time of registration and provided at the first class.

Sponsor an Employee to take this course

Delivery method: Blended

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 05 - Apr 08 | 20285 , 10 Weeks Hybrid

Mondays 6-9pm, Mandatory Attendance

Online assigned work | 3 hours per week at your convenience

No class Family Day February 19th 


Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register

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