There are 2 examinations to be written:
RB-1 will consist of
150 multiple choice questions and is to be written and
passed, prior to attempting the RB-2
RB-2 is essay style
and will reflect on the candidate’ practical operating experience, refrigeration systems familiarity, and the
management of a refrigeration compressor plant.
Minimum passing mark for each examination is 65%,
rewrites are allowed after 60 days.
Exams may be written at either MTCU Exam Centres or at TSSA in Toronto. To locate nearest centre, refer to
“Examination Centres” listing on our web page, www.tssa.org. To write at TSSA or the MTCU Centres please call (416) 325-2061
Examination Centres provide all the necessary formulae
booklets, Acts, Regulations, Codes, refrigeration tables, etc., candidate is to
bring writing / drawings items and a calculator; no other materials are allowed
to be brought in.
Recommended Study Materials
… Basic Refrigeration: available from
ORFA, (416) 426-7059
… Basic Refrigeration Plant Operator Course (PETS): available from TSSA, call 416-325-9230 (this course
includes the Air Conditioning components)
… CSA B52-99: ‘Mechanical Refrigeration Code’: available from CSA (416) 747-4000
… Technical Standards & Safety Act and the Operating Engineers Regulation and Directors
are posted on the TSSA website www.tssa.org and can be
printed for your studies.
are numerous other text materials available that deal with refrigeration,
libraries, Colleges, Universities,
bookstores and publishers.
successful completion of the examinations and the completion of the required
training period, the candidate may
apply to TSSA for their “Certificate of Qualification” by forwarding:
for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification as an Operating Engineer or
Form 1 entitled ‘Testimonial
of Qualifying Experience’
of their examination ‘pass’ letters
of one hundred dollars ($100.00) payable to
“Technical Standards and Safety Authority” or to “TSSA” and forward to:
Technical Standard and Safety Authority
above-required forms are available from the OE web page (under Forms), the local
MTCU Centre, or from TSSA by calling 416-325-3147