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The Association is dedicated to excellence in education and to that end ensures its courses are continually reviewed and revised so that all information taught is up-to-date and relevant. Excellence in education also means the RFABC strives to ensure all courses exceed industry standards and competitive offerings. Pool Operator Level I and II, Arena Ice Maker's, Building Service Worker I and II, Refrigeration Safety Awareness,  Ice Facility Operator, Refrigeration Operator, Supervisory Skills and Risk Management Courses are among those quality education opportunities offered. We take courses into your facility! If your municipality or department needs for a specific course, please complete the Course Request Form and email it in today.  We will beat any competitors course pricing - guaranteed! 

RFABC Members receive a 10% discount on all course fees! All prices are subject to GST.

Cancellation Policy 

RFABC requires registrant to cancel registration at least 7 business days prior to the course start date. Cancellation less than one week prior to the course start date will result in the registration fee being forfeited.

As a result of 3rd party processing fees, RFABC must charge a 10% surcharge for all credit card refunds and 5% surcharge for cheques .

COURSE REQUEST FORM

Prior to hosting a Recreation Facilities Association of B.C. course in your community or facility and in order that we can provide the best learning experience possible, our Association requires you to complete the this Course Requisition Request

 

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Course Description: This course is an introduction to the skills required to work in the building service custodial field. Upon successful completion of the course, including written and skills demonstration exams, the student is issued a BSW 1 certificate. This certificate is a prerequisite or preferred qualification for employment for many school boards, colleges recreation centres and institutions.
Date(s): December 1,2, 2018
Registration Fee:  Registration Fee: Member $320.00 Non-Member 350.00
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Ice Facility Operator -IFO (New Westminster)   - Course Location: New Westminister
Course Description: This 40 hour course - 5 consecutive-8 hour days - prepares students to write the Technical Safety BC (TSBC) provincial IFO exam. Course content includes basic applied mathematics, safety, codes and regulations, basic refrigeration thermodynamics and system components, floor systems, coolants, electrical systems, heat reclaim and humidity control and general maintenance procedures. The pre-requisite for the TSBC Provincial IFO Exam are; 40 hours of training through completion of the IFO Theory course and exam plus, 30 days’ work experience including completion of the practicum Log Book. TSBC requires approximately 30 days’ notice to book an exam. For more information on making application to write the provincial IFO exam, visit the Technical Safety BC web site www.technicalsafetybc.ca or call toll free 1-866-566-7233. Course participants will receive a Casio fx 260 solar calculator for the course. Students interested in pursuing their TSBC Refrigeration Operator RO provincial certification, may use their IFO classroom time as the first of three weeks classroom time required by the TSBC to qualify to write the provincial RO exam.
Date(s): January 14-18, 2019 (M-F 8am - 5pm)
Registration Fee:  Registration Fee: $865.00 members $975.00 non-members
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Course Description: This course provides in-class and hands-on experience for those involved or wishing to be involved in swimming pool operations. In the municipal aquatics field and Private sector, this course meets the requirements, as outlined by the Provincial Health Authority for meeting the minimum Health Act training requirement. Topics include water circulation equipment, pool volume calculations, basic chlorine chemistry, Langlier Saturation Index, water balance, water testing, safe handling and storage of pool chemicals. Participants should bring a calculator to class.
Date(s): December 1st 8 - 4 pm and Dec 2nd 7-1 pm
Registration Fee: $299.00 members $325.00 non-members (NEW Fees include printed manual)
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Course Description: This course provides in-class and hands-on experience for those involved or wishing to be involved in swimming pool operations. In the municipal aquatics field and Private sector, this course meets the requirements, as outlined by the Provincial Health Authority for meeting the minimum Health Act training requirement. Topics include water circulation equipment, pool volume calculations, basic chlorine chemistry, Langlier Saturation Index, water balance, water testing, safe handling and storage of pool chemicals. Participants should bring a calculator to class.
Date(s): December 8,9, 2018
Registration Fee: $299.00 members $325.00 non-members (NEW Fees include printed manual)
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Course Description: This course provides in-class and hands-on experience for those involved or wishing to be involved in swimming pool operations. In the municipal aquatics field and Private sector, this course meets the requirements, as outlined by the Provincial Health Authority for meeting the minimum Health Act training requirement. Topics include water circulation equipment, pool volume calculations, basic chlorine chemistry, Langlier Saturation Index, water balance, water testing, safe handling and storage of pool chemicals. Participants should bring a calculator to class.
Date(s):  January 26, 27, 2019
Registration Fee:  $299.00 members $325.00 non-members (Fee include printed manual)
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Pool Operator 2 (Coquitlam)   - Course Location: Coquitlam
Course Description: This two-day pool program introduces advanced principles in swimming pool operations. The students deal with more complex pool problems and skill on how to solve them. Topics include problem solving, advanced chemistry, energy conservation, trouble shooting, new technology, risk management and program maintenance systems. Time will be spent of the current Health Regulations and how they impact pool operations including the Pool Safety Plan. For people who have completed Pool Safety plans, time will be available for discussion of the plans. Successful candidates completing a written exam will receive a Level II Pool Operator Certificate. This certificate is recognized by the BC Ministry of Health and Municipalities in B.C. Students must have successfully completed RFABC Pool operator 1, prior to taking PO2. (Please bring Calculator)
Date(s): November 17, 18, 2018
Registration Fee: Member $299.00/Non-Member $325.00 (NEW fee includes a printed manual)
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Course Description: This 8-hour classroom course, prepares students to write the Technical Safety BC provincial Refrigeration Safety Awareness RSA exam. The course is suited for personnel working in any regulated refrigeration facility but whose job duties do not include operation and or repair of the refrigeration plant or for IFO or RO certificate holders seeking a refresher course on plant safety. Course content comprises four sections SECTION 1 BC Refrigeration Safety Legislation including: safety regulations, CSA refrigeration code, RSA certificate holder responsibilities, log book use, accident reporting and safety committee. SECTION 2-REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS: Basic refrigeration system components, refrigerants and lubricant use and monitoring, safety valves and operating and safety controls. SECTION 3-SAFETY EQUIPMENT: accident types and prevention, fire classification and prevention and, emergency breathing apparatus. SECTION 4-GENERAL SAFETY: safety alarms and shut down devices, emergency shutdown, evacuation procedures and safe work practices. For more information on making application to write the provincial RSA exam, visit the Technical Safety BC Website www.technicalsafetybc.ca or call toll free 1-866-566-7233.
Date(s): November 30,2018
Registration Fee: $357.00 members $399.00 non-members
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Course Description: Approved by Technical Safety BC TSBC, this course prepares students to qualify to write the provincial Refrigeration Operator RO examination. Topics for instruction conform to the BCSA and Standardization of Power Engineers Exam and Certification SOPEEC Syllabus including The Act, Regulations and Codes, Safety, Refrigeration Systems Administration, Refrigeration Fundamentals, Compressors, Controls and Instrumentation, Condensers and Cooling Towers, Evaporators and Cooling Coils, Operation, and Maintenance, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Mathematics and Science and Practical Experience. The course runs for two consecutive weeks Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm daily in a classroom setting. Students are required to complete pre-reading prior to the scheduled class time. Registration fee includes course texts and student study manuals. Pan Global Course texts are shipped upon receipt of registration fees (two weeks prior to the start date). For more information on the TSBC provincial RO exam, visit www.technicalsafetybc.ca. Prerequisite - completion of the IFO course as the first of three weeks required class room time to qualify to write the provincial exam.
Date(s): Nov.26- December 7, 2018 (M - F 8 - 4pm)
Registration Fee: Registration Fee: $1551.00 members $1730.00 non-members
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