First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention

For first line supervisors (drillers) who work on a drilling rig. Content contains the theories of blowout prevention and how to use warning signs to recognize a kick and safely shut-in a well.

Upon Completion

Upon successful completion of this course and examination with a minimum score of 70%, you will receive a Certificate of Completion 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

Certificate Renewal

  • The examination may be challenged every second renewal, provided your current certification has expired by no more than 30 days or until the next available session.
  • 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 by email at or by phone at 1.800.667.5557


  • Effective February 11, 2019: Bridging of certificate expiry dates will no longer be in effect
  • If you fail the exam following the course, 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.
  • All registrations, at all locations, are booked through Energy Safety Canada
  • Students must be on time and present for all course content instruction. Students who miss any course content cannot be certified and registration fees will not be reimbursed, as per the Cancellation Policy
  • Course duration may continue beyond 4:30 pm

Virtual Classroom Offering

This course is also available as a Virtual Class. Personal equipment is required to attend and participate in the Virtual Classroom.

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Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.