Course Offerings

Fire Alarm Installation

This course will familiarize the journeyperson with fire alarm system field components and their proper installation.  You will be gain an in-depth understanding of circuit wiring, specifications, and the design/layout process in order to successfully install and troubleshoot data communication link circuits, indicating appliance circuits (bells, horns, strobes, egress path marker systems), and conventional fire alarm initiating circuits.  Successful course graduates will  be able to participate in the Commissioning and Verification processes, and assist in preparing the documentation required by the Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems and the British Columbia Building Code (including the Vancouver Building By-Law).

Building Code and Standards Requirements

  • Manufacturer’s installation requirements
  • Conventional Fire Alarm Control Panels
  • Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels
  • Field device installation and wiring requirements
  • Class “A” and Class “B” Wiring Circuits
  • Duct detectors
  • Air aspirating systems
  • Isolators:
  • Data Communication Link
  • Power Buss
  • In-suite Sounders
  • Emergency Voice Communication Systems
  • Networked systems
  • Introduction to programming
  • Terminating a fire alarm control panel
  • Ancillary device circuits (door holders, smoke control systems, interconnection to the fire signal receiving centre transmitter)
  • Elevator Control
  • Extinguishment system interconnection
  • Remote Annunciators (Code requirements, wiring)
  • The Verification
  • Fire Alarm System Design Fundamentals
  • Troubleshooting: Ground faults; Open Circuits; Class A Wiring
  • Smoke Detectors in lieu of smoke alarms
  • Integrated Life Safety Systems Testing (CAN/ULC-S1001) Fundamentals
  • Installation do’s and don’ts        

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

As electricians, we are required to provide power for HVAC equipment, and as a Controls electrician, we need to be able to wire and troubleshoot HVAC equipment in order to make it work effectively. This course will educate electricians about the function of HVAC equipment in relation to air, temperature, pressurization, humidity, etc.

In the two-hour seminar, we will go through slides and review the functionality of:

  • Air-Handling units
  • Variable-Air-Volume terminal boxes
  • Hydronic HVAC Systems
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Chillers
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Boiler Loops etc.

Electrical Code – 24th Edition – 2018

Interpretation of Code Rules, Use of Tables, Demand Factors, Installation of High Voltage Systems, Wiring and Protection of Transformers, Motors and Capacitors, Fault Current Calculations and the Safety Standards Act and related Regulations.

This is an accredited course that is designed to meet the needs of those Electricians and Contractors wishing to upgrade their Code knowledge in a formal fashion. It will adequately prepare them to write their ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ Contractors’ or Worker Qualification License.


Electrical Code Refresher (8 hours)

On January 1, 2020, BC will adopt the 2018 version of the Canadian Electrical Code (Part I, Twenty-fourth Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA Standard C22.1-18). The new version includes several changes to support electrical workers in the safe installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. This course provides an in-depth overview of the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code and the changes to BC’s Acts and Regulations.

The course includes interpretations and applications of the code, as well as new definitions and tables. The Electrical Safety Regulation (section 10.1) now requires Class A, B or C Field Safety Representatives (FSRs) to complete 8 hours of continuing education before they can renew their certificate of qualification.

FSRs should renew their certification on or before the expiry date listed on their wallet cards. This course will provide Class A, B or C FSRs the 8 hours of continuing education required for certificate renewal.

Continuing education requirements for FSR’s


CSA Z462 Compliant Arc Flash & Shock Electrical Safety eLearning Training

Arc flash and shock are major hazards in the industrial and commercial workplace.

E2 Inc. is collaborating with ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc. (ESPS) to promote an online electrical safety training course for electrical workers focused on the practical application of CSA Z462 within the workplace.

This in-depth online course is a prerequisite for further instructor-led, hands-on training in electrical safety related to arc flash and shock to be offered by E2 Inc. in the Fall of 2017.

Group purchase options are available. For course details and links to course registration, visit our Arc Flash & Shock Electrical Safety Training page.


CSA Z463

CSA Z463 is Canada’s first guideline on electrical systems maintenance. It will help you develop an effective electrical maintenance plan to protect your workers, your property, and extend the life of your electrical systems.


EVITP™

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP™) was designed to address the need for installation and maintenance of the EV charging infrastructure in the safest and most cost effective manner.  This four day program will assist those who install EV equipment to do so with the best practices, including code, safety, and customer service. Please note! To be eligible to receive certification and 50% training cost subsidy from the Province of BC, you must be a journeyperson electrician and must provide your Certificate of Qualification at time of registration.

NEW! For a list of certified EVSE Installers, please click here

Course description


Note!  Certification Prerequisites for EVITP™ Instructor

  • Construction Electrician (NOC 7241) Certificate of Qualification issued by a Canadian provincial/territorial training authority with a Red Seal endorsement -and-                                                                                  

(Note:  The certification references the occupational title in the 2015 Construction Electrician Red Seal Occupational Standard here.   The occupational title may vary by jurisdiction. For clarity, the four-digit National Occupational Classification (NOC) code is referenced here.)

  • Completion of an approved EVITP™ Installer Train-the-Trainer program -and-
  • Meet or exceed the pass-score standard for the EVITP™ Canada Installer certification examination -and-
  • A minimum of two (2) years of full-time or four (4) years of part-time documented experience in delivering electrical trade-related training (e.g., supplemental apprenticeship training, journeyperson training, safety training) or electrical apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship training.  Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirement shall be Mentored by an accredited EVITP™ Instructor.

NALCTP

The National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP) is a multi-jurisdictional initiative aimed at increasing the use of lighting controls in commercial buildings and industrial facilities.

Through proper installation, advanced lighting controls improve energy efficiency in commercial facilities and save significant dollars. NALCTP will educate, train and certify licensed electrical contractors and certified general electricians in the proper programming, testing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of advanced lighting control systems in commercial facilities.


Solar Photovoltaic (PV) – A CSA Certification preparatory course

The growth in the market for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations, the shortage of skilled labour and the need for safe and effective installation of PV systems have accelerated the requirement to identify and formally recognize competent system installation personnel.

CSA Standards (CSA), a leading standards-based solutions organization, and the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO), an E2 Inc. national affiliate, have partnered to develop a third-party, independent personnel certification program for Construction Electricians installing photovoltaic (PV) equipment in Canada.