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Re-qualification

TCPs whose three year record of completion is about to expire must successfully complete the re-qualification process. In partnership with the BC Chamber of Commerce and BC Construction Safety Training Centre, the re-qualification challenge exam is affordable, convenient and accessible throughout the province of BC.

Download a list of all the re-qualification exam locations  

TCP Requalification: Important Information (Click Here)  

When exactly will the new 1 day requalification course start?

The new 1-day requalification course will start on January 1st, 2019.


Why is the BCCSA changing from an exam, to a 1 day course?
  • The new Traffic Management Manual takes effect January 1, 2019 and the BCCSA needs to educate TCPs who are requalifying on the new standards.
  • The 1-day requalification course will emphasize safe work practices and further safety in the (high hazard) traffic control industry.
  • A program review in 2012 conducted with all stakeholders, including TCPs concluded with a recommendation of implementing a refresher course.
How will I find a course and where will course be held?
  • Requalification courses will be found using the same format to find a two day course. You can search for courses by city on the BCCSA website, and the TCP Course Schedule tab.
What will the cost be?
  • Costs will vary as set by training institutions or individual instructors based on facility rental fees and travel, etc.
Do I have to take a 1 day course once my card expires?
  • Yes, starting Jan. 1, 2019, the new 1 day requalification course is implemented, all TCPs wishing to renew their TCP card will be required to take the one day requalification course.
Will there still be an exam?
  • Yes, there will be an exam within the course.
Is there an alternative to the 1 day course?
  • All TCPs in the province of BC will be required to take the 1 day requalification course in order to renew their TCP certificate.  The decision was finalized in 2016.
  • The option to take the 2 day training course instead of the 1 day refresher will also be available.

 

Exam Format

The exam is open book and you are encouraged to bring the following for reference; the exam facility may or may not have a copy available for your use. These can all be found under Resources page.

The exam will be at the same level of difficulty as the original TCP qualification exam. You must get at least 80% to pass.

  • Computer-Based or Paper Based exams have a 60 minute time limit
  • 40 Multiple Choice and True/False questions
    • 35 Theory questions
    • 5 Practical questions using Schematics - diagrams are designed to replicate the practical scenarios of original training

You will have up to one year from your expiry date to challenge the exam before having to take the two-day TCP Course again. You are not qualified to work as a TCP with expired certification.

Re-qualification Process

Things to bring with you to the exam:

  • Most recent TCP photo ID card (if lost then Government issued picture ID)
  • Passport sized colour photo (70 mm x 50 mm)
  • Fee for the exam - $25 computer based or $40 paper based

Take the exam at the most convenient examination location for you. You will have two attempts at passing the exam.

If you do not pass the first time, you will be encouraged to do further preparatory study and/or take the one day refresher course in preparation for your second attempt. ID card and photo will be returned if you do not pass.

If you do not pass the second time, you will be required to re-take the entire two-day TCP course by which you were originally certified. ID card and photo will be returned if you do not pass.

Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be issued a temporary certificate by the invigilator, which is valid for three months from date of issue. The temporary certificate will be followed within 6-8 weeks by a new permanent photo ID card, valid for another three years.


Click here for a full list of TCP Instructors including the region(s) they are willing to travel to. 

To learn more about the TCP program, please contact our TCP Coordinator at
TCP@bccsa.ca or call 604.636.3675.