Qualitative Fit Tester Training


If you are part of a member or associate member organization, ensure that you are logged in to see discounted pricing.

This Qualitative Fit Tester Training has been developed in accordance with WorkSafeBC Regulations and CSA Standards. It enables participants who successfully complete the course to conduct qualitative fit tests on workers in their own continuing care organization who are using N95 respirators (or equivalent).

A fit test is a series of procedures used to determine if a tight-fitting respirator, such as an N95, can effectively seal around the wearer's face. Without conducting a fit-test, there is no way to confirm that the respirator can adequately protect the wearer from airborne disease and contaminates. 

Fit testing is legally required for anyone who must use a tight-fitting respirator in Canada and according to WorkSafeBC Regulations, fit testers must be competent in the fit testing methods as described by the CSA Standards. 

By the end of this training, successful participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why fit testing is necessary for anyone wearing a respirator
  2. Understand the WorkSafeBC Regulation and CSA Standards as they apply to respirator use in continuing care
  3. Evaluate another person’s competency to properly don, seal check, and doff a respirator
  4. Conduct qualitative fit tests from beginning to end for N95 users
  5. Clean and maintain the equipment included in a qualitative fit testing kit
  • Q: How long will this course take to complete?
    A: The average time to complete this course is approximately 3 - 4 hours. 75 - 90 minutes of self-paced e-learning, 75 - 90 minutes of practice on your own, and a 30 - 45 minute virtual skills demonstration.