The Council Membership Program
The Canadian Pipeliner Accreditation Council is a member driven industry organization providing competency support services including industry recognized certification of Code Qualifications. Membership and designation as a PIPELINER is available for any person working in, or providing services to, the Oil and Gas Pipeline Transportation Sector.
Membership in the Canadian Pipeliner Accreditation Council, upon issuance, is valid to the end of the code cycle period. Code cycle periods run from the publication of a new ‘CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems’ to 365 days after the publication of the next edition, creating a 1 year membership renewal period which enables pipeliners to ensure that all conditions of the new cycle have been met.
The current membership cycle is July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2024
The previous membership cycle was July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2020*
The next membership renewal cycle will commence July 1, 2023
*NOTE – The 2015 code cycle has been extended to September 15, 2020
While CPAC cannot guarantee that a member will obtain any particular employment outcome, certification of the various code qualifications are an integral part of a competence assessment conducted by employers in order to meet regulatory requirements. CPAC membership and particularly CPAC’s merit-based code qualification credentials, will typically be seen as a benefit by employers. Many employers will mandate specific credentials as a condition of employment for distinct roles and responsibilities within their organizations. CPAC credentials are verifiable against a published set of code criteria and verifiable industry requirements. All CPAC credentials provide standardized evidence of qualification for use by employers in their individual competence management system. All credentials are listed on the accredited pipeliner index for independent verification by employers.
It is a condition of membership that all certified pipeliners read, understand and agree to CPAC’s:
- General Terms and Conditions of Enrollment
- Training & Assessment Policy
- Complaints and Appeals Policy
Each of the above can be found in the ‘About’ section of the CPAC website under Terms & Conditions. Completion and submission of a Membership Application or Examination Registration, along with payment of fees will be deemed to be acceptance and agreement of each of the above terms, conditions and policies.
The new member fee is $350.00 + applicable taxes. In addition to general member benefits, the new member fee includes one code qualification examination. Membership can be applied for prior to choosing certification, credential or discipline. Membership is automatic for any pipeliner applying for their first examination.
In order to maintain membership in the Canadian Pipeliner Accreditation Council, including validity of your certification(s) and credential(s), members are required to meet certain conditions of membership including supporting the council operations with dues. Members can choose to remit dues monthly, annually, or once per code cycle. Dues are established for the code cycle and members are provided with a 1 year notice if increases are established. Member dues include the cost of the annual code update examination and the issuance of all updated certifications and credentials.
Pipeliners may choose to remit their membership fees in 1 of 3 optional formats: Monthly, Annually, or Once Per Code Cycle.
*Code cycle dates are based on code cycles ending June 30th, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, etc.
Renewal notices and invoices for pipeliners on code cycle billing are issued 3 months prior to the end of each cycle.
Pipeliners may choose the dues type during their initial membership and at each renewal.
Pipeliners not choosing an option will be automatically placed on the code cycle program.