Renewal Requirements for ICE Fuels Industry Certificate Holders Changing January 1, 2017
If you hold an Internal Combustion Alternate Fuel Technician (ICE) Fuels Industry certificate, we want to let you know about upcoming changes to the renewal requirements that will come into effect January 1, 2017.
ICE Certificates Expiring on or After January 1, 2017
TSSA sends renewal invoices 60 days prior to certificate expiry date. Currently, renewal involves providing TSSA with your renewal invoice remittance.
If your certificate expires on or after January 1, 2017, you’ll also have to submit proof that you are:
- the holder of a certificate of qualification issued under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCOT) that is not suspended and authorizes you to carry out work as one of the following:
- agricultural equipment technician
- automotive service technician
- fuel and electrical systems technician
- heavy duty equipment technician
- truck and coach technician, as outlined in Ontario Regulation 215/01, Fuels Industry Certificates, section 13(1)(1):
Performing the duties of an ICE certificate holder without a valid certificate in hand is an offense under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, making it critical that you submit both your valid OCOT certificate and renewal remittance before your current certificate expires to avoid being without a valid ICE.
For more information about:
- Renewing your certificate, email TSSA’s Certification and Examination department.
- OCOT Motive Power Sector Training Standards
What do I need to do to renew my ICE, ICE-NG or ICE-P certificate of qualification?
You must provide us with the following two items:
∗Proof of your valid OCOT certificate (Journeypersons Class). Please make sure it clearly identifies you, your membership number and trade information.
∗Invoice renewal remittance
When can I expect to receive my renewal invoice?
Your renewal invoice will be sent to you 60 days prior to your certificate expiry date.
Why does TSSA require proof of membership at this time?
Ontario Regulation 215/01 has always required TSSA to collect and validate the applicable OCOT trade qualifications when issuing or renewing ICE, ICE-NG, or ICE-P certificates.
Why does TSSA require College membership in one of the five trades listed and not others (e.g. Motorcycle or Small Engine Technician)?
The five trades listed are defined in the regulation because of their relation to the specific scope of work performed by ICE certificate holder as set out in O. Reg. 215/01 27. (1).
When should I provide proof of my OCOT certification to TSSA?
Please send it after you’ve received your renewal notice. TSSA will validate certificates received with OCOT.
How should I provide proof of my OCOT certification to TSSA?
You can send a legible copy (PDF or JPEG) of your OCOT certificate to email@example.com.
Please be sure to include your TSSA certificate/invoice number (or a copy of same) in your email.
My ICE, ICE-NG or ICE-P certificate has expired. Am I still able to renew it?
Yes. You have 12 months from date of expiry to renew your certificate
It’s been over 12 months since my ICE, ICE-NG or ICE-P certificate expired. What are my options?
You can apply for reinstatement.
Reinstatement Certification Assessment for Fuels Industry Certificate Holders
My OCOT certification is no longer valid. Will I be able to renew my ICE, ICE-NG or ICE-P certificate after January 1, 2017?
The Director will permit renewal under the following conditions:
• You hold valid membership in the OCOT Apprentice Class and are actively pursuing an OCOT certificate in one of the five required classifications.
• You provide proof of OCOT membership by submitting a copy of your valid OCOT certificate (Apprentice Class) to TSSA.
• You complete all requirements for OCOT Journeyperson certification and obtain one of the five prerequisite classifications.
Proof of valid OCOT certification to must be provided to TSSA by December 31, 2021. Failure to obtain the prerequisite OCOT certificate by December 31, 2021 will result in the revocation of your ICE, ICE-NG or ICE-P certificate.
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