Authorized service providers

Device inspection

Registration (limited to certain sectors)

Standards calibration

Delegation of authorities for the calibration and certification of electricity and gas measuring apparatus (C-D-01)
Recognition of calibration results from CLAS laboratories program (RC-01)

Recognition of calibration results from CLAS laboratories program description

Approval testing

Recognition of approval test results from ISO 17025 accredited test facilities (RT-01)
  • Recognition of test results from ISO 17025 accredited test facilities program description: This program allows the recognition of test results from ISO 17025 accredited test facilities in order to provide more flexibility to approval applicants wishing to submit test results from such facilities with a view to reducing their approval turn around times.
  • Conditions and Administrative Requirements: The details regarding program requirements are set out in RT-01 — Recognition of Test Results from ISO 17025 Accredited Test Facilities.
  • List of recognized test facilities: A directory of test facilities recognized by Measurement Canada for approval test purposes.

Technical training

Measurement Canada has the sole authority to evaluate technicians employed by authorized service providers.

Prerequisite exam

Candidates wishing to become recognized technicians must successfully pass a prerequisite exam before they can register for any training provided by Measurement Canada to authorized service providers.

Course info and registration

To be eligible to certify devices under the Weights and Measures Act, technicians must be employed by an accredited or registered organization.

Core courses

These courses provide candidates with a working knowledge of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, as well as the procedures required to examine basic measuring devices. One of the following courses must be successfully completed prior to becoming a recognized technician.

Course requirements

To register for these courses, technicians must:

  • Be employed by an organization which has been granted or is in process of seeking accredited or registered organization status and has paid all applicable fees.
  • Have received a passing mark (70%) on the prerequisite exam.
  • Have experience in operating the devices relevant to the course. Device operation and repair will not be covered during these courses.

Specialized courses

Additional training is required to examine some complex measuring devices. Recognized technicians may only register for these courses after successfully completing one of the core courses.

Course requirements

To register for these courses, technicians must:

  • Have successfully completed the Bulk/retail petroleum products or Non-automatic weighing device specifications (NAWDS) course.
Rewriting a course exam or scheduling a course exam for ASP-given courses

Rewrite an exam

Participants who did not receive a passing mark for an exam must wait a minimum of one month from the failed exam and a maximum of six months from the completion of the theoretical training to rewrite the exam at a cost of $119.94. To register, participants must have completed the relevant course. Exams rewrites must be requested a minimum of 10 days before the proposed exam date.

After two failed attempts, participants will need to once again attend the relevant course before writing the exam a third time. Participants who are not successful after a third attempt will no longer be eligible for Measurement Canada's technical training.

Schedule a course exam (applies to courses delivered by accredited organizations only)

Accredited organizations may deliver internal technical training under certain conditions. However, participants must write the course exam at a Measurement Canada office. The cost of this exam is $119.94 per participant and the pass mark is 70%. Exams must be requested a minimum of 10 days before the proposed exam date.

In addition to the written exam, the successful completion of a practical exam is required prior to being granted authority to examine devices.

Register to write or rewrite an exam

What to bring

Participants must bring:

  • Government issued identification;
  • Course material/notes;
  • Pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited)
Training videos

Training videos are available to authorized service providers and their recognized technicians, as well as Measurement Canada inspectors.

These videos are supplementary to the training courses and may serve as a course refresher.


Measurement Canada’s policy concerning course offering through the national technical training program (NTTP).

Service standards

Measurement Canada service standards and pledges

Measurement Canada's service standards are aligned with the requirements of the Service Fees Act. This Act requires government authorities who charge fees for services to have service standards for these services.

Measurement Canada has also established service pledges that guide overarching service excellence in the context of scheduling and administering the service in a timely manner have been introduced. However, these activities are not part of the service standard, and are not included in the calculation of the fee for the service.