National Fireworks Certification Program

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

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.

Once you have successfully completed the safety and legal awareness course you can apply to ERD to obtain a Fireworks Operator Certificate. Please refer to the How to Obtain a Fireworks Operator Certificate, Using Display Fireworks or Using Special Effect Pyrotechnics web pages for further details regarding obtaining a fireworks operator certificate or the various levels of certification.