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All certificate applicants who meet the qualification criteria described in the Blaster’s Certification Program Guide are eligible to apply.

Out of province applicants

Certificate applicants for either category (A) or (B) having a current and comparable certificate from another Canadian jurisdiction must complete section 3d of the application form and provide a copy of the certificate with the application.

Certificate expiry

  • A certificate is issued for a maximum of 5 years.
  • A Director may issue a certificate for less than 5 years. This is determined on a case-by-case basis

How to apply

Step 1. Fill out application

Use the instructions on the Blaster's Certificate Application (PDF, 170 KB) to help complete the form.
Two ways to fill out the form:

  • Fill out the form online, then save a copy to your computer. Print and sign the completed form. Validate your printed form. Scan the signed form if sending by email.


  • Print form and fill out by hand, then sign. Validate your printed application form.

Step 2. Submit application

Send in your completed form, with supporting documents (as outlined in the program guide by mail or email.

OHS – Specialized Professional Services
J. G. O'Donoghue Building
Main Floor, 7000 – 113 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6
Email: [email protected]

After you apply

  • The Director will review your application to ensure it meets requirements.
  • The Director may contact you for additional information or documents.
  • If your application is approved, you will be contacted to write an exam.
  • After successfully passing the exam a blaster’s certificate will be sent to your personal address as entered on the application form.


Connect with OHS:

Phone: 780-415-8690 (Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690 
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215

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