Official Program Standards Notifications

Official Program Standards Notifications (OPSNs) are used by ITA to convey information regarding changes in the standards for training programs and information regarding training delivery to ITA training providers. OPSNs should be read in conjunction with the relevant program profile for a complete set of standards for the particular program.  Please consult the list below for details on OPSNs issued to date.

2017 OPSN
OPSN 2017  Tower Crane Operator ITA is launching a Red Seal program for Tower Crane Operators on December 1, 2017.  Issued: November 20, 2017
OPSN 2017 019 Metal Fabricator (Fitter) Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: October 26, 2017
OPSN 2017 004.2 Industrial Electrician The effective date for the Program Outline has been revised to April 1, 2018. Issued: October 17, 2017
OPSN 2017 003.2 Construction Electrician The effective date for the Program Outline has been revised to April 1, 2018. Issued: October 17, 2017
OPSN 2017 018 Automotive Service Technician Harmonized Level 1 & 2 Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) exam has been launched. Issued: September 29, 2017
OPSN 2017 017 Carpenter Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: September 29, 2017
OPSN 2017 016 Automotive Collision Repair Technician A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. Issued: September 29, 2017
OPSN 2017 015 Automotive Glass Technician Please be advised that there have been some changes made to the challenge pathway for Automotive Glass Technician.  Issued: June 26, 2017
OPSN 2017 014 Industrial Electrician As of September 1, 2017, the 2015 Canadian Electric Code (CEC) will be provided to candidates writing the Industrial Electrician Interprovincial Red Seal exam.   Issued: June 19, 2017
OPSN 2017 013 Automotive Glass Technician Please be advised that a new Program Outline has been posted to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) website.  Issued: June 26, 2017
OPSN 2017 012 Industrial Electrician There have been some changes to the list of individuals permitted to sign off the Industrial Electrician Logbook and Recommendation for Certification.  Issued: June 19, 2017
OPSN 2017 011 Deactivation of Programs
The following six (6) BC recognized training programs were recently approved for deactivation. These programs have met one or more often criteria related to ITA Operations Policy PP1002. Geothermal Technician, Hardwoord Floorlayer, Heating Technician, Logistics & Distribution 2, Logistics & Distrubtion 3, Residential Framing Technician.
Issued: June 9, 2017
OPSN 2017 010 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician and the Truck & Transport Mechanic There have been some changes to the work-based training (WBT) hours requirement of the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician and the Truck & Transport Mechanic as a result of the Harmonization initiative Issued: June 9, 2017
OPSN 2017 009 Petroleum Equipment Service Technician The Petroleum Equipment Service Technician certification pathway has been opened. Issued: May 24, 2017
OPSN 2017 008 Petroleum Equipment Installer The Petroleum Equipment Installer certification pathway has been opened. Issued: May 24, 2017
OPSN 2017 007 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) The effective date for the Program Outline has been revised to January 1, 2018; and the Work-based Training Hours (WBT) have been corrected. Issued: May 31, 2017
OSPN 2017 004.1 Industrial Electrician The effective date for the Program Outline has been revised to January 1, 2018. Issued: May 4, 2017
OSPN 2017 003.1 Construction Electrician The effective date for the Program Outline has been revised to January 1, 2018. Issued: May 4, 2017
OPSN 2017 006 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. Issued: March 31, 2017
OPSN 2017 005 Mobile Crane Operator A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. Issued: March 17, 2017
OPSN 2017 004 Industrial Electrician
A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. There have been some changes of training topics which allow Level 1, 2 and 3 to be delivered as Electrician Common Core. This program outline aligns to the Harmonized sequence of training topics.
Issued: March 1, 2017
OPSN 2017 003 Construction Electrician A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. There have been some changes of training topics which allow Level 1, 2 and 3 to be delivered as Electrician Common Core. This program outline aligns to the Harmonized sequence of training topics. Issued: March 1, 2017
OPSN 2017 002 Automotive Service Technician
A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. There have been some changes to both the work-based training (WBT) hours and the technical training hours.

Issued: February 27, 2017
OPSN 2017 001 Industrial Electrician
The Industrial Electrician Level 3 Standardized Level Exam (SLE) have been deactivated. 
Issued: January 6, 2017