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Obtaining the first blaster certificate

The following conditions must be met in order to obtain a first blaster certificate:

To register for the examination, candidates must:

  • Have completed the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) vocational studies program in drilling and blasting within the past 24 months OR have worked as an assistant blaster for at least 150 hours within the past 24 months (written proof required)
  • Send the blaster certificate application form properly filled out, along with the documents required, to one of the Commission de la Construction du Québec (CCQ) regional offices.

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