Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 388 from 2016-04-15 to 2018-11-01:


Marginal note:Application for certificate — pyrotechnician

  •  (1) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (pyrotechnician) must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must include the following information and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of pyrotechnicians to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months; and

    • (d) proof that the applicant has successfully completed the pyrotechnics safety and legal awareness course offered by the Explosives Regulatory Division, Department of Natural Resources or a course certified as equivalent by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Proof of course completion

    (2) An applicant who has not completed the display fireworks safety and legal awareness course or a certified equivalent on the date their application is submitted may, within six months after that date, submit to the Chief Inspector of Explosives proof of their successful completion.

  • Marginal note:Application — senior pyrotechnician and special effects pyrotechnician

    (3) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (senior pyrotechnician) or a fireworks operator certificate (special effects pyrotechnician) must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must include the following information and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of pyrotechnicians to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) the number and expiry date of the applicant’s fireworks operator certificate;

    • (d) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months;

    • (e) a copy of the applicant’s work journal that sets out

      • (i) the date and place of each pyrotechnic event at which the applicant has worked and the types of explosives used,

      • (ii) the capacity in which the applicant acted at each pyrotechnic event, and

      • (iii) the name of the applicant’s supervisor at each pyrotechnic event; and

    • (f) three letters of recommendation.

  • Marginal note:Other certificates

    (4) An applicant for one of the following certificates must provide the information and documents referred to in subsection (3) and, in addition, must

    • (a) for a fireworks operator certificate (senior pyrotechnician), establish that they have acted as a pyrotechnician for two years and submit a letter from a supervisor which attests that the applicant is able to safely use explosives classified as type F.3 and propellant powder;

    • (b) for a fireworks operator certificate (special effects pyrotechnician), establish that they have acted as a senior pyrotechnician for two years and submit a letter from a supervisor which attests that the applicant is able to safely use explosives classified as type F.3, propellent powder and special purpose pyrotechnics; and

    • (c) for a fireworks operator certificate (special effects pyrotechnician — detonating cord), establish that they have acted as a special effects pyrotechnician for two years and submit a letter from a supervisor which attests that the applicant is able to safely use initiation systems and detonating cords.

  • Marginal note:Application — visitor pyrotechnician

    (5) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (visitor pyrotechnician) must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must include the following information and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of pyrotechnicians to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months;

    • (d) a copy of the applicant’s resumé which sets out the Footnote *pyrotechnic events at which they have used special effect pyrotechnics and the people and organizations for which they have worked;

    • (e) a list of the pyrotechnic events in which they plan to participate in Canada and the dates of the events; and

    • (f) the name, telephone number and number of the fireworks operator certificate of the pyrotechnician in charge at each event in which they plan to participate.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (6) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate or a modification to or change of a certificate must pay the applicable fees set out in Part 19.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 38.
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