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Gas Technician 1

About the Course

The Gas Technician program offered at the Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academies teaches the official TSSA curriculum, preparing students for the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) Gas Fitter 1 licensing examination. This gas technician license allows you to work at the highest level and is delivered through classroom lectures and practical hands-on learning to provide the theory and application of each element of the course. Evaluation is conducted through written and practical assignments and tests.

The Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academies are TSSA approved examination centres for the G3, G2 and G1  licensing examinations.

This program does not require approval under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.



*Does not include books, TSSA exam fee & application processing fee

Career Description

Gas fitters (licensed Gas Technicians) install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment. This equipment ranges from meters, regulators, heating units, fireplaces, residential appliances, commercial appliances and large scale equipment and appliances in industrial establishments.

Transferable Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Self direction
  • Customer service excellence
  • Problem solving

Admission Requirements

All applicants intent on upgrading to a G1 certificate must meet the requirements set out in section 5 of Ontario Regulation 215/01. In addition, the applicant shall be the holder of a valid G2 certificate. The applicant shall have worked as a gas technician 2 within the scope of a G2 certificate for at least 2 years or 4,000 hours of which at least 500 hours must have been on systems with an input greater than 400,000 Btuh, under the direct supervision of a person holding a G1 certificate.

The applicant shall submit a completed declaration of work experience form, a photocopy of supervising certificate holder’s G1 certificate, and proof of work experience as per TSSA Form No. FS 09161.

Course Outline

Module 26 Flame Safeguard Controls
Module 27 Commercial and Industrial Appliances
Module 28 Gas Fired Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Module 29 Gas Technician 1 Electricity
Module 30 Gas Technician 1 Controls
Module 31 Valve Trains & Burners


The G1 exam is held at the Skilled Trades Academy campus.

Gas Technician 1

*Third-Party Funded courses do not qualify for issuance of a T2202A slip.