• TSSA Gas Technician 1

    The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) offers the Gas Technician 1 licence (G.1 licence). A G.1 licence allows you to work as a technician within the gas service industry with no restrictions.

    Individuals who complete the TSSA-approved G.1 training and pass the related provincial qualification exam are eligible to receive the G.1 licence from the TSSA. The TSSA awards the licence. However, George Brown College Continuing Education has been recognized by the TSSA as an approved provider of both the Gas Technician training courses and the required provincial qualification exams.

    For more information about the G.1 licence, visit the Training and Certification web page on the TSSA website.


    Course Requirements:

    If you wish to challenge the exam without completing the training course and you have written approval from the TSSA and two years (4,000 hours) of work experience as a G.2-licensed gas technician (with a minimum of 500 hours on systems larger than 400,000 BTU under direct supervision), you can register for EX 9002 TSSA Gas Technician 1 Exam: TSSA Referral instead of completing the course requirements listed here. (If you pass the challenge exam, you will be required to complete a practical skills assessment conducted by a TSSA Training and Certification advisor.)


    You must have a valid Gas Technician 2 (G.2) licence and written confirmation of your work experience detailing two years (4,000 hours) of field experience as a G.2-licensed gas technician (of which at least 500 hours must be on systems with an input in excess of 400,000 BTU under the direct supervision of a G.1-licensed gas technician).

    Completion Details


    You must maintain at least an 80% attendance record throughout our HVAC 9042 Gas Technician 1 course to qualify for the EX 03 TSSA Gas Technician 1 Exam.


    Our HVAC 9042 Gas Technician 1 course covers both the theoretical education and the practical training required. You must achieve a grade average of 75% or higher on the theoretical education and 75% or higher on the practical training to qualify for the EX 03 TSSA Gas Technician 1 Exam. You must also achieve 75% or higher in the EX 03 TSSA Gas Technician 1 Exam to qualify for the G.1 licence from the TSSA.

    Compulsory Courses (Two)

    Have questions?

    Attend a Construction and Trades information session, or contact the Continuing Education Technology & Trades department at 416-415-5000, ext. 4861, at cetechnology@georgebrown.ca or by visiting their office at Casa Loma Campus, 160 Kendal Ave., Building C (CLC), Room C426.

    Disclaimer: The G.1 licence is awarded by the TSSA. The information provided here does not represent the extent of the requirements for the G.1 licence. The requirements are set by the TSSA, not George Brown College, so you must follow the process listed on the TSSA website and meet the requirements applicable to you to achieve the G.1 licence. TSSA policies are subject to change without notice, and George Brown College is not responsible for any information errors or inaccuracies that result from a change in TSSA policy.