First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention Exam Challenge

The first line supervisor blowout prevention exam can be challenged every second renewal. A current first line blowout prevention certificate that is valid or has expired by no more than 30 days, OR, a valid Second Line Supervisors Well Control certificate; even if the student challenged First Line on their last certification, is required to take the challenge exam.

Students opting to challenge the exam must initially register with Energy Safety Canada. The exam will be conducted on a computer at an approved testing facility through an online proctoring system. The exam will only be accessible at an approved testing facility.

Upon Completion

Upon achieving a passing grade on the exam with a minimum score of 70%, you will receive a self-print First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention Certificate that is valid for three years.

Topics Covered

  • Source and magnitude of pressure
  • Causes and warning signs of kicks
  • Shut-in procedures
  • Crew positions and duties during well control operations
  • Procedures for circulating out influxes
  • Government regulations


  • Government issued photo ID
  • Basic calculator (some facility may not have calculator for you)
  • Blank paper and writing instruments


  • To learn more about how to register for the challenge exam or how to access materials in preparation for the challenge exam, contact Energy Safety Canada: or 1.800.667.5557
  • All registrations are booked through Energy Safety Canada
  • If you fail the challenge exam, you are allowed one rewrite within a 30-day period. Rewrite fees will apply. If you fail the rewrite, you will be required to retake the full course.<>
  • Challenges can only be taken at an approved testing facility
  • Sitting fees may apply at approved testing facilities
  • Students who miss a scheduled appointment for the challenge exam at Energy Safety Canada will not be reimbursed their registration fee per the Cancellation Policy

Our goal:

Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.