British Columbia Institute of


PPGS 0250 - Domestic / Commercial Gas Fitter "B" Certificate of Qualification

Piping, Plumbing, Gas Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

As a requirement of the Gas Safety Regulation and recognized by the Provincial Gas Safety Manager this course prepares students to write the examination to qualify for the Gas Fitter B Certificate of Qualification. A mandatory 7 day practical component is included in the tuition and is offered at the end of the theory component. For examination fee information please visit the BC Safety Authority website.


Registrant is the holder of an industry training credential in plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration or sprinkler fitting.





Fall 2015

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2015 term.

CRN 31787

Tue Sep 08 - Tue Dec 15 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 15 Tue/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online


Bill Johnston

Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Online course. Prerequisite: TQ in Plumbing, Pipefitting, or Refrigeration. A seven day practical component scheduled after the online course must be completed before students can take the BC Safety Authority “B” Gas Certificate of Qualification exam. The cost of the practical component is included in the tuition. Students will participate online Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please note that course materials must be ordered from the BCIT Bookstore after registration. More information at or phone 604-432-8379.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Solve trades-related math problems
  • Solve trades-related science problems
  • Describe types of common fuel gases
  • Size gas piping systems
  • Determine inputs to burners
  • Explain the requirements of combustion
  • Explain gas burners
  • Explain air requirements for gas appliances
  • Explain venting systems
  • Explain gas valve trains
  • Explain gas regulators
  • Explain basic electricity
  • Explain control systems
  • Explain appliance application, installation and light-up procedure
  • Troubleshoot electrical circuits with meters and test lights


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