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 the validity of their credential(s), members are required to 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 CSA Z662.

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.

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. Each applicant is permitted 1 free rewrite included in the renewal fee. Rewrites begin March 2024.

To maintain the validity of your credential, Canadian Pipeliners holding current certificates must register and complete the examination no later that June 30, 2024. The cost for renewal, which includes the examination and updated certificates and id cards to the 2023 edition is $420.00. Your new credential will be valid until the 2027 cycle.

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.

2023 CSA Z662 Code Update FAQs

Q. I just wrote my examination 2 months ago. Do I have to pay again?

A. NO. Any individual pipeliner who writes a code qualification examination within 12 months of a new code edition (June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2023) will not be charged for the update examination.
This waiver does not apply to the training course.

Q. Once I obtain the new CSA Z662, can I use it during the examination?


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