Oil Burner Technician 2 Challenge

About OBT2 Challenge

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

This course is designed to prepare you in writing the theory portion of the OBT 2 exam.

Upon successfully passing the theory exam you will be required to complete a practical skills assessment, administered by a TSSA Inspector. Upon passing the the TSSA exam an inspector will contact you directly to arrange a practical. (approx. 3 hours). You will be invoiced by TSSA directly for your practical.

Please note: Issued by TS Technical College: Record of 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. *Challenge courses do not qualify for a personal tax benefit (T2202A).


As outlined in the TSSA Policies & Procedures for Oil Burner Technician Certification technicians who are seeking to challenge a higher level of Ontario Certificate of Qualification must:

a) Currently hold a valid OBT 3 Certificate of Qualification under Ontario Regulation 215/01

b) You have the appropriate pre-requisites to apply for a higher-level certificate.

The following original documentation must be submitted to the TSSA, Fuels Safety Training and Certification Department. Faxes or photocopies are not accepted.

To assist you in initiating the process, a checklist detailing the mandatory steps has been provided below.

1) A letter indicating your request.

2) Detailed documentation providing proof of work experience:

• Including letters from current and/or previous employers on company letterhead, signed by an authorized person of the company verifying the nature of the work experience. Details must include, but are not limited to:

o Specific periods where experience has been gained, identifying the specific types of equipment and the nature of work performed (i.e. furnaces/water heaters/boilers, industrial process equipment, service/installation), describing the Btuh input of all equipment. Include a minimum of six (6) addresses where work was completed.

• Reference letters from the individual(s) for whom you were working under the direct supervision, on company letterhead. Reference letters must include the supervising certificate holders name, certificate number and contact information.

• If verification of work experience cannot be obtained from previous employer(s) or the applicant is the self-employed, TSSA will review and may accept, a Notarized Statutory Declaration (by a Notary Public or Commissioner for Taking Oaths). The original declaration must be submitted, and include the above information.

3) A completed Application for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification.
• Including the $100.00 certification pre-payment.

4) A completed Application for Fuels Safety Mechanic Examination.
• Including the $100.00 examination pre-payment.

5) Assessment Fee:
• Non-refundable assessment fee pre-payment of $152.55 ($135.00 + HST).
Applicants who follow the above procedure can expect a response from TSSA within 20 business days.

Please submit all documentation to:

TSSA, Fuels Safety Training and Certification Department
345 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, Ontario M9W 6N9

Toll Free Tel: 1-877-682-8772
Email: customerservices@tssa.org

Policy & Procedures & O. Reg. 215 documents are available on the website at www.tssa.org

Course Length

35 - 38 hours, (6 consecutive days)


Tuition – $1500.00
Student Manuals – $340.00
B139-15 Codebook – $225.00
Ontario Act, Regulations, CAD and Updates – $25.00
Exam fee - prepaid to TSSA (n/a) – $200.00

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.

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