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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.

Herzing Launches Hybrid Online Trades Training: Here's How it Works

Oct 30, 2020 9:41:40 AM

Plumbing students doing the hands-on portion of their training at the Herzing College campus

When Covid-19 hit Ontario and the lockdown began, schools and students faced some major challenges.  

Should You Become an Electrician? Top Pros & Cons

May 1, 2020 9:50:03 AM

Updated June, 2021

Good electricians will always be in demand. Talented sparkies are respected for their intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and technical knowledge.

However, it takes several years of training and hard work to become an electrician. And life on-the-job isn't always easy.

Do you have what it takes? Is this the right trades career for you? 

In this post we put together the most common pros and cons of becoming an electrician.  Salaryworking conditionscertification requirementsjob safety, cost of training—we cover it all. 

Find out if electrician is a good fit for you, and what steps to take next. 

My Life at Work After the Appliance Service Technician Program

Dec 27, 2019 10:26:26 AM
 Samantha Barrette working on an appliance at Trans Global Service

Pros & Cons of Working in HVAC: What Should You Know Up Front?

Nov 19, 2019 10:40:12 AM

Checking out your options for a career in the skilled trades? Considering HVAC because you’ve heard there’s good demand in this field? 

This post is for you. Before you go ahead and sign up for HVAC training, you need a solid overview of what it means to work in this trade. 

Why Appliance Service Technician is Such a Smart Career Choice

Oct 30, 2019 3:36:59 PM

Photo: Students in the Appliance Service Technician program at Herzing College Toronto

Updated December, 2020

Thinking about a trades career, but haven't seriously considered appliance repair? You’re not alone. This field is often overlooked by people entering the trades.  

Plumbing, electrical, HVAC...they all get plenty of attention and interest. But somehow appliance repair flies under the radar. 

The fact is this industry is really growing fast in Canada. There is a serious shortage of appliance service technicians and strong demand for people with the latest technical skills. 

Should You Become a Plumber or an Electrician? 7 Points to Consider

Oct 10, 2019 2:40:09 PM

Pre-apprenticeship students in class at Herzing College (2019)

Stable Demand for Network Cabling Specialists in Ontario: Should You Get Trained?

Sep 30, 2019 1:28:47 PM

A network cabling student at work in the classroom at Herzing College

Pre-apprenticeship Plumber Training: 8 Things to Know Before You Begin

Sep 20, 2019 2:52:43 PM

Pre-apprenticeship plumber students hard at work at Herzing College in Toronto 

Thinking about becoming a plumber, and looking into pre-apprenticeship programs? Like most skilled tradespeople right now, plumbers are in demand—so it’s a smart career choice. 

Combined Electrician & Network Cabling: Instructor Wayne Rowley Answers Your Questions

Aug 22, 2019 11:24:43 AM
  Instructor Wayne Rowley (far left) with a class of Combined Electrician & Network Cabling students
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