BCCSA certification is valid for five (5) years. Candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their expiration date. This includes:
- Passing the written recertification examinations
- Meeting the experience requirement
Candidates who can document at least 1,000 hours of Concrete Pump related experience during their period of certification, do not need to take the practical exam to re-certify.
Concrete Pump related experience is defined as: operating, maintenance, inspection and/or training. A letter on your employer’s letterhead attesting that you have worked for a minimum of 1,000 hours over the past year is acceptable.
However, candidates who do need to take the practical exam for any reason must do so before their certification expires. There is no “grace period” after the date of expiration. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examination over again in order to be re-certified.
Certified candidates may take their written re-certification exam up to one (1) year prior to their date of expiration. Regardless of the date of the recertification examination within that 1-year period, the new 5-year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification.
Note: Candidates who re-certify more than twelve (12) months prior to their expiration date will have their new certification period begin immediately, not from the end of their current certification period.