BCMSA Courses and Costs

Each course listing includes information on course length, class sizes, EOCP CEU’s, etc.  Contact us for prices, or if you are unable to find what you’re looking for.

Please note:

  • There may be additional charges for travel.
  • Prices listed below are for members of the BC Municipal Safety Association  (Local Government employers who are part of the Local Government and Related Operations Classification with WorkSafeBC).  Non-member pricing is generally 1.5 times member pricing; please contact Mike Roberts (mroberts@bcmsa.ca) for more information.

We provide courses for our members (municipalities) when they request them. If there are any seats available they will be shown on the Classroom Calendar.

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BCIT Transfer Credits

BCIT has assessed our courses and Programs and has granted the following transfer credits into their Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Program.  Transfer credits may be used to satisfy the elective credit requirements of the program.

  • Every 8 hour course is worth .5 transfer credits
  • Every 16 hour course = 1 transfer credit
  • Every 24 hour course = 1.5 transfer credits (eg. Utility Locator Specialist)
  • Completion of the Supervisor Safety Certificate Program (SSCP) = 2 transfer credits
  • Completion of the Municipal Worker Safety Certificate Program (MWSCP) = 1.5 transfer credits
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Aerial Work Platform Operator Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
Post Session: Wallet Card Read More

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Asbestos Awareness for Firefighters

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/no max
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class. Read More

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Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Silica Awareness

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class. Read More

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Awareness of Mental Health Training

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/30
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,500 per class. Read More

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Backhoe Operator Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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Bucket Truck Operator Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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Chainsaw Operations and Safe Practices

Provided by: BC Plant Healthcare
Course length:
7 hours (4 theory, 3 practical)
Class minimum/maximum: 6/14
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $2100 per class
Post session: Certificate of Recognition Read More

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Chlorine Handling for Municipal Aquatics

BCMSA has teamed up with BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) to offer this 2-day course.

Contact BCWWA directly to register:
– Alexandra Trott atrott@bcwwa.org

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Confined Space Attendant/Entry Supervisor

Course length: 16 hours (2 days)
Class minimum/maximum: 6/12
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 1.2
Price: $300 per person (minimum 6). Minimum $1,800 charge per session.
Post session: Wallet card Read More

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Confined Space Entrant

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/12
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150.00 per person (minimum 6). Minimum $1,600 charge per session.
Post session: Wallet card Read More

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Contractor Safety Management

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post Session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Counterbalanced/Vertical Mast Forklift

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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Driver Training

BCMSA has teamed up with the Thinking Driver to offer on-line and classroom driver training including such topics as Defensive Driving Techniques, Defensive Driving Attitudes, Winter Driving and Safe Backing.

View the course catalogue at http://www.thinkingdriver.com/course-catalogue.

Members of the BCMSA will be eligible for a 10% discount for all online and classroom courses.

Contact Thinking Driver directly to register:
– Pamela Peterson <thinkingdriver.pam@gmail.com>
– Kristy Gittens <thinkingdriver.kristy@gmail.com>

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Due Diligence for Supervisors

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: required course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Electrical Hazard Awareness for Municipal Workers

Course length: 2 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/25
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $37.50 per person. Minimum $450 charge per class. Read More

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Fall Protection

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/12
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150.00 per person (minimum 6). Minimum $1,600 charge per session.
Post session: Wallet cards Read More

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Fatigue Management: Sr. Leadership/Management

Provided by: Solaris Fatigue Management – a proud division of WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,300 per class

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Fatigue Management: Supervisor/H&S Committees

Provided by: Solaris Fatigue Management – a proud division of WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s:  0.6 (application in progress)
Price: $2,250 per class
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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First Aid

BCMSA has teamed up with St. John Ambulance to offer First Aid training.

Discounted prices for these courses are available for BCMSA members.

BCMSA members will register directly by telephone or in person at any one of the St. John Ambulance BC branches using the promotional code ‘BCMSA’.  Visit https://portal.sja.ca/eRegistrationSearch/ for course information.

St John Ambulance

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Hazard Awareness & Recognition for Municipal Inspectors

Course length: 4 hours (previously 8 hour course – updated Aug 2017)
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: required course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Incident Investigations

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: required course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Incident Investigations Level 2

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/12
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person (minimum 6).
Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Internal Auditor for Local Government COR Audits

Course length: 2 days
Class minimum/maximum: 6/to be confirmed
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $300 per person
Prerequisite: Safety Management Systems training Read More

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Isolation and Lockout

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.3
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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JOHSC Fundamentals

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $150 per person for up to 12 ($1800 minimum charge per class); $75 per person from 13+.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Ladder Safety

Course length: 2 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: applied for
Price: $37.50 per person. Minimum $550 charge per class.
Post session: 3 Year Certificate (wallet card) Read More

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Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Prevention (IndustryField)

Provided by: WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.3
Price: $1,300 per class Read More

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Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Reduction Strategies for Supervisors

Provided by: WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s:  0.6
Price: $2,250 per class
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Office Ergonomics

Provided by: WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: in progress
Price: $1,300 per class
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Overhead Crane Safety Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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PPE Basics

Course length: 2 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $37.50 per person. Minimum $450 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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PoolSafeBC

Provided by: BC Recreation and Parks Association
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $150 per person
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Practical Rigging Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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Presentation Skills, Communication & Crew Talks

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/12
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: required course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150 per person. Minimum $1200 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Prevention of Workplace Violence

Instructor: Fiore Group
Course length:
 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 12/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s:  .35 CEU’s
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 12); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $1,100 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Respectful Conduct in the Workplace

Instructor: Fiore Group
Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 12/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: .3 CEU’s
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 12); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $1,100 charge per class. Read More

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PoolSafe Online

The course is available 24-7 on the BCRPA e-learning site for a fee of $40.

The course covers the following topics: Read More

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Responding with Respect – On the Front Line

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/30
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,500 per class. Read More

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Safe and Sound: Building and Sustaining a Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplace

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/30
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,500 per class. Read More

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Safety Committee Member Responsibilities

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Safety Management Systems (SMS) Online

Purchase online
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: n/a
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Post session: Certificate (online) Read More

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SET Applied Field Practices (AFP)

Provided by: Interra Solutions
Course length:
8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: no min/18
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150 per person; minimum $2100 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion
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Shoring & Excavation Training (SET)

Provided by: Interra Solutions
Course length:
8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150 per person for up to 15 (minimum of 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $1,900 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Skid Steer Loader Operator Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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SONAR Safety Leadership

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 10/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $2,300 per class. Read More

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Telehandler/Variable Reach Forklift Operator Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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Traffic Control Planning & Layout

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.3
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: in progress
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Wallet Card Read More

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Truck Mounted Crane Safety Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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Utility Awareness for Municipal Workers

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/18
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150 per person. Minimum $1,200 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion

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Utility Locator Specialist

Course length: 3-days including a 1-hour exam
Class minimum/maximum: 6/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 2.4
Price: $550 per person. Minimum $3,300 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Wheel Loader/Front-End Loader Operator Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
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WHMIS 2015 Online

Price: $15 per person (previously priced on a sliding scale)
Purchase Online  (listed as BCMSA WHMIS 2015)
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: n/a
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Post session: Certificate (online) Read More

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WHMIS: Blended (1988) and 2015

If your organization has started receiving WHMIS 2015 Globally Harmonized System-compliant Safety Data Sheets and Labels from suppliers, then you will need to train your staff in both WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015.

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.3
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
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Worksite Safety Inspections

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: required course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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