Oil Burner Activation Technician

About OBAT

This course is available as an in-house training program.

Welcome to the Oil burner Activation Technician Program. This program provides the necessary information to certify fuel oil delivery drivers to perform a "bleed and start" for a customer that has run empty. In addition this program will assist in identification of potentially hazardous unacceptable conditions.

The information presented in this program will allow the participants to perform the tasks of bleeding a line, activating an appliance that has run out of fuel and performing an inspection of the system safely, efficiently and in compliance with provincial regulations.

Upon successful completion of the two day program you will be issued a TSSA certificate that is renewable every 2 years.

In order to obtain a certificate from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the candidate will be required to:

1) Sucessfully complete a training program delivered through a Training Provider that is registered with, and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.
2) Score an overall average of 75% or greater on the TSSA examination(s).
3) Receive an average score of 75% or higher on the practical evaluation.
4) 100% attendance.

Please note: Issued by TS Technical College: Record of Course Completion New – TSSA charges $75.00 for an exam that is ordered and not used. Cancellations are permitted 10 business days prior to exam date. Substitute participants are not permitted. *This course does not qualify for issuance of a T2202A slip.


You will be required to sign-in and provide Photo Id.

Course Length

2 days


Tuition – $650.00 (Includes: student manual)
TSSA Exam Processing Fee – $175.00
Ontario Act & Regulations – $25.00

A Hybrid Future in Learning

Say the word "Hybrid" and what may come to mind first is an environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient car. However, as the demand for a certified, achieved recognized level of skills and knowledge increases, TS Technical College is discovering the many benefits of hybrid learning, including flexible scheduling and increased understanding by organizations and individuals about the activity in which they are involved.

Several trends are coming together that create a need for on-the-job recognition and understanding, in regards to supporting current and growing green initiatives that tackle climate change. Nationally, the federal government has made these issues a priority, especially in the Oil & Gas Industry, considered strategic for economic and security growth. Concern for the environment is one of the core values of TS Technical College, and was from the moment we opened our doors 12 years ago. Our Hybrid courses are designed to help improve the global competitiveness of business and industry through ensuring that their many workers are prepared.

Talk is one thing, real action is another!