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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.

2020 OPSN

OPSN 2020 007 Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Program will be inactivated effective April 1, 2021. Issued: June 26, 2020
OPSN 2020 006 Automotive Refinishing Technician A new Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the ITA website.           Issued: June 26, 2020
OPSN 2020 005 Automotive Collision Repair Technician A new Program Outline and Program Profile have been posted to the ITA website. Issued: June 26, 2020
OPSN 2020 004 Winder Electrician A Winder Electrician CofQ program has been launched and the ITA Program Profile is posted. A Transition Plan for current apprentices is posted. Issued: May 1, 2020
OPSN 2020 003 Carpenter Harmonized Level 4 Assessment Guidelines updated. Issued: March 6, 2020
OPSN 2020 002 Automotive Service Technician Harmonized Level 4 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: February 21, 2020
OPSN 2020 001 Powerline Technician           A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website.             Issued: January 29, 2020

 

2019 OPSN

OPSN 2019 024 Production Horticulturist Effective December 1, 2019 the Production Horticulturist program has been deactivated. Issued: December 16, 2019
OPSN 2019 023 Millwright Harmonized Level 2 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched Issued: December 16, 2019
OPSN 2019 022 Gasfitter - Class B Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: December 16, 2019
OPSN 2019 021 Sprinkler Fitter Harmonized Sprinkler Fitter Level 1 and Level 2 Standard Level Exams (SLE) have been launched. Issued: December 12, 2019
OPSN 2019 020 Rig Technician Effective April 1, 2019 the Rig Technician certification can be obtained through a challenge pathway. Issued: Novembere 29, 2019
OPSN 2019 019 Construction Electrician & Industrial Electrician Harmonized Electrician Common Core Level 1 and Level 2 Standard Level Exams (SLE) have been launched. Issued: November 12, 2019
OPSN 2019 018 Lather (Wall and Ceiing Installer) Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: November 4, 2019
OPSN 2019 017 Carpenter Harmonized Level 3 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: October 23, 2019
OPSN 2019 016 Steamfitter/Pipefitter Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: October 22, 2019
OPSN 2019 015 Plumber Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: October 22, 2019
OPSN 2019 014 Dairy Production Technician Effective July 1, 2020, the Dairy Production Technician 1 program will be inactivated. Issued: September 13, 2019
OPSN 2019 013 Sheet Metal Worker Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched Issued: September 13, 2019
OPSN 2019 012 Planermill Maintenance Technician 1 & 2 Effective September 5, 2019, the Planermill Maintenance Technician 1 and 2 programs have been deactivated. Issued: September 5, 2019
OPSN 2019 011 Industrial Electrician Effective September 1, 2019, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) will be provided during the Interprovincial Red Seal exam. Issued: July 30, 2019
OPSN 2019 010 Construction Electrician Effective September 1, 2019, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) will be provided during the Interprovincial Red Seal exam. Issued: July 30, 2019
OPSN 2019 009 Boilermaker ITA Level Exams are being introduced for Boilermaker Harmonized Level 2 programs. Effective Date: June 1, 2019. Issued: May 30, 2019
OPSN 2019 008 Automotive Painter (Automotive Refinishing Technician) Automotive Refinishing Technician Program update. Issued: May 10, 2019
OPSN 2019 007 Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) (Automotive Collision Repair Technician) Automotive Collision Repair Technician Program update. Issued: May 10, 2019
OPSN 2019 006 Machinist A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. Issued: May 2, 2019
OPSN 2019 005 Concrete Finisher Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched. Issued: March 22, 2019
OPSN 2019 004 Landscape Horticulturist Harmonized Level 1 Standard Level Exam (SLE) has been launched Issued: March 18, 2019
OPSN 2019 003 Railway Car Technician Effective April 1, 2019 the Railway Car Technician certification can be obtained through a challenge pathway. Issued: March 18, 2019
OPSN 2019 002 Carpenter  All ITA Carpenter Harmonized Standardized Level Exams (SLEs) are compliant with both the 2012 and 2018 versions of the BC Building Code. Issued: February 21, 2019
OPSN 2019 001 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic A new Program Outline has been posted to the ITA website. Issued: February 20, 2019