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Becoming a Certified Gas Technician: 6 Things to Know About the TSSA Exams

Feb 18, 2021 12:19:22 PM
 Photo: Gas technician students in class at Herzing College in Toronto (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

Want to become a certified gas technician? Your first step is to learn about the TSSA's gas tech certification requirements.

Any tradesperson who works with oil or gas must get licensed to legally operate in Ontario. Obviously this rule applies to gas technicians. But it also impacts trades like HVAC and appliance repair, which involve installing and servicing fuel-powered units.

So, who is the TSSA, and what steps must you go through to meet their certification requirements? What training should you get to prepare for your gas technician exam, and what is the test like?

Here's your quick guide to getting gas tech certified this year.

Should You Become a Gas Technician? 8 Things to Know Before You Get Started

Aug 2, 2019 9:55:09 AM

Updated June, 2021.

It doesn't take long to become a gas technician. Training is relatively quick, no apprenticeship is required, and there's room for growth—if you're willing to earn higher levels of certification.

But is this the right trade for you?

In this post, we break down 8 important things to know, if you're thinking about becoming a gas technician (gas fitter).

We cover job outlook in Ontario, how to get licensed, the different levels of gas technician, how much money you'll make, the skills needed to succeed in this field, and more.

By the end of this post, you'll have a much better idea of what the trade is all about—and exactly how to get started.

5 Reasons You Need Your Gas Fitter License (& how to get started now)

Jul 23, 2019 1:05:40 PM

Been thinking you should get your gas fitter license, but dragging your feet on starting training? This post is for you.

We're breaking down all the ways a G3 or G2 license can seriously improve your job options in the trades.

We also include information on how training and certification works, so you'll have everything you need to take the next step.

So let's get started. Here are 5 very good reasons to get your gas fitter license this year...and a little inspiration to get off your couch and into a classroom!

The Difference Between Gas Technician 3 & 2 (and how to get certified)

Jul 16, 2018 11:44:10 AM
Class in session at Herzing College in Toronto, Ontario

There's no doubt that gas-powered appliances play an extremely important role in our lives.

They're used for cooking meals, safely storing food, heating buildings and many other purposes in residential, commercial and industrial settings.

However, they must be properly installed and maintained by trained professionals to function effectively and safely.

Installing and servicing these types of appliances is the job of the gas technician. It's a challenging and rewarding occupation that can also pave the way for plumbing, HVAC and appliance technician work.

If you're interested in pursuing a gas tech career in Ontario, your specific duties, salary and job opportunities are highly dependent on the level of licensing you achieve.

The starting point for work in this field is the Gas Technician 3 training program.

With additional training, you can earn the more advanced G2 and G1 certifications.

Wondering what exactly is the difference between a level 3 and level 2 license? Read on for a full breakdown.

What Exactly Does a Gas Technician Do? Duties, Challenges & Career Opportunities

Feb 7, 2018 6:41:17 PM

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Gas technicians (or "gas fitters") work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. They're employed by construction companies, HVAC or gas-servicing firms, and utilities companies—or may even be self-employed.

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