Special Oilwell Operator

Special Oilwell Operator Requirements

To apply for a Special Oilwell Operator Examination, applicants must fill out part A1 of the examination application form, AB-144 (doc) or AB-144 (pdf), a minimum of 21 days prior to the requested date. The form can be sent by email (, fax (780-437-7787), mail or delivered in person to our Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Medicine Hat locations.

The examination fee is $97 per examination and is non-refundable (no refunds) and non-transferable (no re-scheduling). Payments can be made in our Edmonton and Calgary locations, other locations (Red Deer and Medicine Hat) are drop off only.

Please note NSF cheques are subject to a $25 NSF fee.

Section 1 and 2(a)

Must be filled out by the candidate. Please take a look at the examination schedule and ensure that you can make the date selected.

Section 2(b)

Only required if you are taking a course.

Section 3

Must be filled out by a company official.

Once your application has been received, we will create a file for you and your payment will be processed. Log in information will be sent to the email address you provide on your examination application. You will be able to change your personal information, renew your certificate, book examinations as well as see examination notices and results online. If you have already sent in paperwork to apply for an exam please do not apply again when you receive access as your original paperwork is currently in process. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing and scheduling.


Last modified: September 18, 2018