Home Study Course Info
(for Challenge Exam info, click the link on the left)
The CPCA home study program provides the necessary theoretical training in preparation for the required Petroleum Mechanic course examinations.
Students purchase the home study package then attend a one-day instructor led Review & Exam session. Sessions are scheduled throughout the year in participating provinces.
Classes are scheduled based on demand. It it recommended you register for courses to help us determine our schedules. Students must pre-register to attend any review/exam sessions
ALBERTA – Spring 2017 sessions
Please note the following dates and location are tentative and will be confirmed at least 45 days prior to the sessions.
PMH – Petroleum Mechanic Helper
2 sessions available
JUNE 5, 2017 – 8:30 AM (LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE)
JUNE 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM (SESSION FULL)
PM1 – JUNE 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM
PM2 & PM3 – JUNE 7, 2017 – 8:30 AM
Note: the PM2 & PM3 reviews are combined in one class. Common modules are covered at the beginning of the class, then PM2 and PM3 specific modules are covered separately.
Venue: Deerfoot Inn and Casino Calgary. A limited number of rooms are available under the CPCA – call the hotel directly to book.
Sessions will be scheduled based on minimums required. Contact CPCA if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-360-6722
ABOUT THE CPCA REVIEW/EXAM SESSIONS
Students must pre-register to attend any review/exam sessions
If you are currently registered in the home study course and would like to attend any scheduled sessions, please contact the CPCA at email@example.com or call 1-866-360-6722.
Sessions are scheduled based on minimum registration.
Please keep posted for upcoming sessions in your area.
TYPICAL REVIEW/EXAM SESSION AGENDA
8:00 am – Registration
8:00-12:00 pm – Review period (short breaks scheduled)
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Exam time frame
Afternoon sessions may also be scheduled, following a similar time frame.
Schedules are an estimate only. Review period and exam time frame will vary depending on class size and amount of material to be covered.
*NOTE: PMH exam includes both written & practical component
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO THE REVIEW/EXAM SESSION
- Photo ID
- CPCA Manual
- National Fire Code (2015)
>>A copy of the latest National Fire Code** and the CCME (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment) Environmental Code of Practice for Above Ground & Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products booklet***
The NFC and CCME are used for reference for the exam. It is strongly recommended to bring these two publications with you.
**The National Fire Code can be purchased through the National Research Council (click here for website).
***The CCME booklet can be downloaded for free. Click here to download
HOW TO REGISTER & FEES
Download and submit the Home Study Course/Challenge Registration Form and submit to the CPCA by visiting the Documents and Forms page here, and downloading the document.
Forms also available in the Documents & Forms section under Training & Certification
Refer to the registration form for fees. Fees are discounted for CPCA members.
CPCA members are companies that are members of the following provincial associations:
BCPCA – British Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association
APSSCA – Alberta Petroleum Storage System Contractors Association
SRPCA – Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum Construction Association
MPCA – Manitoba Petroleum Contractors Association
OPCA – Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association
AEPQ – Association des Entrepreneurs pétroliers du Québec
If students are unsuccessful on their initial examination attempt, they are permitted to re-write after 30 days from the exam. The re-write fee is $100.00
The student has two options for re-writes
1. Attend the next scheduled CPCA review/exam session. This is recommended as the student can benefit from the instructor led review.
2. Write at an approved testing centre in their area. Additional fee may apply.
Please contact the CPCA at 1-866-360-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a re-write.