Hazardous Locations Competency Training Modules

CompEx Ex12: Application Design Engineers
Application design and selection of electrical equipment,
including IEC 60079-14:2013 requirements.

Canary HLE is offering the CompEx Ex12 October 19-23.

Number of participants will be limited due to safe distancing protocols.

Register early in order to secure your spot!

 Hosted by Canary HLE, Canada’s CompEx Centre

Hazardous Locations Competency Training Modules

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canary HLE CompEx Ex12 course offerings have been suspended until further notice.

 Hosted by Canary HLE, Canada’s CompEx Centre


The CompEx competency training modules were developed as a means for companies and their employees to recognize and manage hazardous locations safely. The CompEx Ex12 course applies the requirements of IEC 60079-14:2013 for designers and provides an in-depth review of the potentially explosive atmospheres formed by gases, vapours, mists, and combustible dusts. A Competency Certificate is granted to those who demonstrate their understanding of the risks associated with the correct design, selection and assembly of electrical equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.


The CompEx Ex12 Course meets the rigor outlined in the Standard: ISO/IEC 17024 – General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons


Courses are led by Hazardous Location Industry expert Brian Schneider, a global specialist in intrinsic safety and flame-proof/explosion designs, evaluations, and a senior member of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) Section 18 Committee. Brian has designed and built laboratories in Canada and Europe that test hazardous locations equipment in various explosive atmospheres.

More about the CEC

How Does the CompEx Scheme Relate to the Canadian Electrical Code?


In an effort to harmonize with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC C22.1) has adopted the Zone System. As a consequence, the Class/Division system, * Hazardous Locations Section 18, was moved to appendix J18 in the 1998 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code.


Now, both the CEC and the CompEx scheme use the Zone system in Area Classification.


Topics covered in the CompEx Ex12 course are indispensable for the safe design and installation of equipment intended for hazardous location areas, regardless of country. Where the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) provides guidance for the electrical connections of equipment in hazardous locations, CompEx Ex12 outlines the best practices for the selection and assembly of hazardous locations equipment. The CompEx scheme is known for its rigor in documentation and requirements for inspections of assembled hazardous locations equipment. A person who has earned his/her CompEx Certificate of Core Competence has demonstrated Competence of Experience, Skill and Education under the only scheme in the world qualified for the ISO system, ISO 17024.


*[See edition 1998 of the CEC clause 18-000 (5).]


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  1. Core knowledge
  2. Markings
  3. Standards Part one
  4. Standards Part two
  5. Design (non-intrinsically safe, and, intrinsically safe).

Who should attend

Electrical and design engineers, project engineers, engineering maintenance personnel, and engineering managers with experience and exposure to Explosive environments or exposure to Ex equipment and a solid background on explosive atmospheres and area classification.

Certificate Issued

Certificate of Core Competence, Explosive Atmosphere – Application Design Engineer Module. Receiving this certificate demonstrates that you have met the rigor outlined in the Standard: ISO/IEC 17024 – General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons.

Participation support

Attendees will receive a confirmation letter confirming attendance and outlining each topic covered and time spent. This letter supports the candidate’s application for professional development credits.