Working with industry in BC and Alberta, OIS offers operator certification challenge programs and commercial driver training to meet current employer needs while addressing emerging market trends.

Heavy Equipment Operator Certification

HEO is slated to become a Red Seal trade in 2013, and major changes to the industry will come with it.  Will you be ready?

Oceanside’s Operator Challenge program is designed to help experienced operators prepare to challenge the ITA’s Certificate of Qualification (CQ) process and get certified now.  Operators holding a BC CQ may be eligible to add the interprovincial Red Seal endorsement to their ticket in 2013. 

Our Challenge Program will provide you with:

  • A practical assessment of your mastery of the ITA Core Competencies, resulting in a skills report to support your ITA Challenge Application
  • An exam preparation workshop designed to familiarize you with the material you need to know to successfully challenge the exam
  • Administrative support to ensure your Challenge Application and documentation complete before submitting it to the ITA

Your skills will be assessed by our CQ Operator, who is one of the few operators in BC with endorsements on all six civil machines (excavator, loader, dozer, grader, rock truck and backhoe).  Call us at 250-897-8837 for more details.

Operator Certification for Employers


Are you an employer needing to turn your experienced operators in to Certified / Red Seal operators, or develop a key operator into an effective supervisor? Click here to find out how Oceanside can help you get the most out of your current assets.

Safe Operations Certificates

Attend a safety orientation and operational basics course to familiarize yourself with the machine of your choice before hitting the job site:  excavator, loader, dozer, grader or skid steer.  Ideal for lowbed operators or those want to be ready for that oppportunity to climb in the seat.

Other Operator Options

Oceanside also offers advanced machine-specific upgrades for those looking to diversify their skill base or kick-start their careers.  Call us at 250-897-8837 to discuss your needs.

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