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.

2016 OPSN
OPSN 2016 021 Piledriver and Bridgeworker Level 2 launch of Standard Level Exam Issued: December 7, 2016
OPSN 2016 020 Hairstylist The Hairstylist program has gone through some specific program changes.  Issued: December 1, 2016
OPSN 2016 019 Lather The Lather standardized exams for Modules A, B, C and D have been deactivated.  Issued: December 1, 2016
OPSN 2016 018 Marine Electrician The Marine Electrician Endorsement program has been launched by the ITA on December 1, 2016.  Issued: December 1, 2016
OPSN 2016 017 Plumber The ITA Plumber Standardized Level Exams (SLEs) are now compliant with both the 2010 and 2015 versions of the National Plumbing Code.  Issued: November 25, 2015
OPSN 2016 016 Metal Fabricator (Fitter) A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website Issued: November 1, 2016
OPSN 2016 015 Piledriver and Bridgeworker A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website Issued: September 29, 2016
OPSN 2016 0014 Welder A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website Issued: August 22, 2016
OPSN 2016 0013 Ironworker (Generalist) & Ironworker (Reinforcing) There have been some changes to the work-based training (WBT) hours requirement of the Ironworker programs as a result of the Harmonization initiative Issued: August 5, 2016
OSPN 2016 0012 Automotive Painter (Automotive Refinishing Technician) & Automotive Prep Technician A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website Issued: June 30, 2016
OSPN 2016 0011 Saw Filer Reactivation of the Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) Exam Issued: June 29, 2016
OSPN 2016 0010 Construction Craft Worker Level 1 launch of Standard Level Exam Issued: June 27, 2016
OSPN 2016 009 Carpenter A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website Issued: June 16, 2016
OPSN 2016 006 Carpenter The Standardized Level Exams (SLEs) for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are available for challenge. Issued:  March 9, 2016
OPSN 2016 005 Bricklayer (Mason) Bricklayer (Mason) Foundation Program Update Issued:  March 9, 2016
OPSN 2016 004 Industrial Electrician Industrial Electrician – Levels 1 and 2 Launch of ITA Standardized Level Exams delayed Issued:  March 7, 2016
OPSN 2016 003 Industrial Electrician There have been two significant changes to the Industrial Electrician program. Issued:  March 1, 2016
OPSN 2016 002 Carpenter The ITA is introducing Standardized Level Exams (SLEs) for Carpenter. Issued:  January 28, 2016
OPSN 2016 001 Construction Electrician ITA has implemented updated versions of the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam. Issued:  February 2, 2016