Skip to main content

The mining industry is booming with over eight new mines either operating or under construction in BC since 2011. We developed the training to meet the demand. Become a certified assayer.

British Columbia has successfully provided Assayer Certification Training since 1895. Authorized in the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Act, our training ensures that assayers practicing in British Columbia meet the high standards of competency required by the mining and securities industries. Since 1995, the training has been administered by a partnership between government, the assaying industry, and BCIT.

The training is unique because BC is the only mining jurisdiction in the world which requires assayers to pass a rigorous practical examination for certification. Candidates are examined by an independent Board of Examiners appointed by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and drawn from both educators and industry.

Take any part of our Assayer Training as a refresher, or for an opportunity to advance your career. We offer courses that focus on both theory and lab practicums through distance education, online learning, evening classes, and workshops.

Choose from the courses listed below and register to begin or advance your career as an assayer.

See all Part-time Studies Programs


Related programs or options:


Assayer Training - Part-time