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National Fireworks Certification Program

To use Display Fireworks or Pyrotechnic Special Effects you must be certified by Natural Resources Canada.

Getting certified 

The first step to certification is successfully completing the Display Fireworks Safety and Legal Awareness Course or the Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Course. These courses are offered in various locations across Canada by the Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD) or “certified” course providers. After completing the required courses, you can apply for a Fireworks Operator Certificate from ERD.

Display Fireworks Manual 2010
Read about the safety and legal aspects of using display fireworks, including how they work, how to use and handle them, and related laws and regulations

How to obtain a fireworks operator certificate
Read an overview of the steps to take to obtain a fireworks operator certificate.

Display fireworks
Find an overview of the roles and requirements involved in planning, setting up, and firing fireworks.

Using special-effects pyrotechnics
Learn about the classes of certification required for various roles in pyrotechnics.

Renewing or upgrading your fireworks operator certificate
Learn about the requirements for renewing or upgrading your fireworks operator certificate.

Visitors to Canada
Learn what it takes for an out-of-country technician to assist a Canadian technician with fireworks.

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