Renew and Update Your Credentials by:

  • Challenging the 2023 CSA Z662 Code Update Examination, or
  • Completing the 6 hour online Z662 Update Training, followed by the 2023 Code Update Examination

The CPA Council is made up of individual pipeliners who hold Council issued code qualification credentials to the current CSA Z662, a National Standard of Canada.

To maintain membership and the validity of their credential(s), members are required to renew every 4 years and write an online multiple-choice examination within 1 year of the publication of a new National Standard of Canada relating to Oil and Gas Pipelines. The examination is open book and pipeliners are encouraged to obtain and use a copy of the CSA Z662:23 in completing the update examination.

In conjunction with the agreement between the Western Regulators Forum and CSA, CPAC provides a link to register and obtain
a free download of the CSA Z662:2023 edition

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The 2023 CSA Z662 Code Update Exam

In order to meet international norms for the reciprocal recognition program, the examination now consists of 25 multiple choice questions. Applicants are permitted 1.25 hours to complete the examination.

To maintain the validity of your credential, Canadian Pipeliners holding current certificates must renew their membership and register for the code update examination no later that June 30, 2024.

After June 30, 2024, an additional membership reinstatement fee of $60.00 will be charged.

The $300.00 fee includes your 4-year membership renewal ($180.00) and the code update examination fee ($120.00)

The membership renewal fee has been reduced but no longer includes a free rewrite.
If unsuccessful in writing your exam, additional rewrites can be purchased individually for $120.00 per writing.

Your new credential will be valid until the 2027 cycle and should be renewed between July 1, 2027 and June 30, 2028.

Additional information about the 2023 cycle fee changes can be found here

The 2023 CSA Z662 Code Update Training

The CPA Council has commissioned the production of 6-hour online code update training course.

This training is optional and not a requirement to renew your credential. The training is made available for individuals working for organizations not providing code update training in-house. Students completing this training will receive a certificate of completion confirming 6 hours of technical code training, suitable for including with your resume or providing to your employer as evidence of current code training.

The cost of this optional training is $600.00.

Pipeliners who qualified for their credential between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 are not required to remit a renewal fee for this code cycle.

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