Wood Energy Technical Training
WETBC ( Wood Energy Technicians of British Columbia ) is the provincial governing body of the Wood Energy Technical Training Program in British Columbia.
WETT is Canada’s only system for training and recognizing professional competence in the field of residential wood burning. The program was developed to promote knowledge of and adherence to, the safety regulations governing residential wood burning systems among those who provide professional services to the public.
Since the first courses were offered in 1988, more than 3,000 people from all parts of Canada have participated. The members include chimney sweeps, installers, retail sales people, home inspectors, insurance inspectors, fire suppression inspectors and building inspectors.
Upon completion of the selected courses and the required experience level, all participants of the Certification Courses provided by WETT and their provincial affiliates must send in to the Provincial Affiliate governing them a Completed Occupational Analysis Form. This acknowledges that the applicant has achieved the necessary field training and experience as decided upon by WETT Inc.
The WETT Inc. Mission
To develop, maintain, promote and deliver professional training courses within the framework of the Wood Energy Technical Training Program (WETT) for practitioners of trades related to the sale, installation, maintenance and inspection of systems using wood and other biomass fuels.
To maintain a registry containing the names of holders of valid WETT certificates and those who are students under the program.
To foster and promote among certificate holders the highest level of professional conduct in the delivery of services to the public.
To encourage and promote the safe and efficient use of wood energy through the distribution of public information materials and through the collaboration with government agencies and related industries.
To foster and promote research and education in the utilization of wood as a source of energy
To promote the interests and activities of the members of the organization in a reasonable and legal manner
To provide a forum for the discussion of issues of importance or interest to the members and to share information and opinions for the mutual benefit of the members
To carry on such other activities as may, from time to time, be ordered by the Board of Directors of the organization and which are consistent with these objects.