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Authorized Contractor Program Overview

The Authorized Contractor Program (ACP) provides selective inspections and pre-authorized service reconnections for specific repetitive electrical installations. Licensed Electrical Contractors and qualified installers who demonstrate consistent compliance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC), based on current practices and previous work, and have a sufficient volume of applications are eligible for ACP.

Download: Authorized Contractor Program Customer Card & FAQs

The Authorized Contractor Program offers eligible Contractors many benefits including fee discounts, audited inspection of installations and/or pre-authorized reconnections for specific installations within the following industry sectors:

  • Residential HVAC
  • Residential – New and Renovations; including renovations in single unit apartments
  • Commercial-Industrial – Renovations
  • Pole Line Maintenance
  • High Voltage Substation Maintenance


Each ACP Vertical has unique components

  • Eligible Scope of Work
  • Required Qualifications
  • Fees
  • Parameters for pre-authorized connections (where applicable)
  • Audit ratios


Some types of work/locations are excluded from ACP and require 100% inspection

  • Apartment buildings (Note: renovations in individual apartment units are eligible for ACP under the ACP-RES vertical)
  • Electric Vehicle chargers
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Fire, Flood, Lightning strike or Voltage surge – any work after
  • Generators, transfer switches, pole top switches & associated devices/equipment
  • Ground source heat pumps (geo-thermal)
  • Hazardous Locations including fuel dispensing devices
  • High Voltage installations
  • Hot tubs, spas
  • Section 24 installations (Patient Care Areas)
  • Solar panels, photovoltaic installations
  • Swimming pools and associated devices/equipment
  • Temporary wiring
  • Trade shows


Interested in Applying for ACP Membership?

If you are interested in joining the Authorized Contractor Program or adding another vertical(s) to your membership, please contact the ACP Office to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.  


If you have questions about the Authorized Contractor Program, contact the ACP Office:

 Toll free: 1-800-249-4583
Fax: 1-800-249-7667