Amusement Devices

Forms and fees referenced on this page:


Licences

All contractors that operate, install, perform maintenance, test and alter amusement devices must be licensed by BCSA.

Applying for your licence

To apply for your licence:

  1. Complete the Application for Amusement Rides Contractor's Licence Form 1145. Remember to include details of your relevant experience. This could be previous experience, knowledge of mechanical or electrical trades, or recognized amusement device training such as NAARSO Certification or AIMS International courses.
  2. Include a copy of your BC Business Licence or BC Certificate of Incorporation.
  3. Submit your application by email, to amusementdevices@safetyauthority.ca, or by mail to:
    BC Safety Authority
    Suite 200, 505 - 6th Street,
    New Westminster, BC V3L 0E1
  4. Pay the appropriate fee. To pay over the phone by credit card, call our Amusement Devices Administrator at 778-396-2044 or, if mailing, include a cheque payable to BC Safety Authority. Note: The application will not be processed until payment of application fee has been received.

In some cases, the Provincial Safety Manager will ask for an interview to discuss your knowledge of the adopted code for amusement devices, CAN/CSA Z267-00. You are also expected to be familiar with the Act and Regulations.

Renewing your licence

Licences must be renewed annually. If you have received a notification about your renewal, please complete the renewal form and submit it to your nearest BCSA office, along with a cheque payable to BCSA with the appropriate fee.

Has your licence information changed?

To update your contact information or details of the person(s) responsible for operations and maintenance of the amusement device, again, please complete the Amusement Ride Contractor's Licence Form 1145 and check the "update" box.

Again, in some cases, the Provincial Safety Manager will ask for an interview to discuss your knowledge of the adopted code for amusement devices, CAN/CSA Z267-00. You are also expected to be familiar with the Act and Regulations.

Submit the form to our Amusement Devices Administrator by email at amusementdevices@safetyauthority.ca. There is no fee for this update.