- Completed application form (AB-66, Application for Engineer’s/Operator’s Examination), must be submitted to the ABSA Edmonton Office, Examination Department at least 21 days prior to the requested examination date.
- The AB-66 is to be completed and signed by the individual who is applying to write the examination.
- A non-refundable/non-transferable scheduling fee, as indicated on the application form (AB-66), must accompany the application.
- Upon approval of the application, a notice of examination will be mailed or an email notification will be sent to the applicant noting date, time and place.
- Candidates will be notified by mail or an email notification of their examination result (pass or fail). No examination results will be provided by telephone or fax.
- If you wish to submit experience, please submit AB-66a. (Note: As of December 1, 2013, experience is not a requirement to challenge an examination for 1st to 5th class power engineering examinations)
- The Safety Codes Act and Regulations under the Safety Codes Act ;
- CSA B51, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code;
- CSA B52, Mechanical Refrigeration Code;
- ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes except for Sections VI and VII;
- The 2007 ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Academic Extract and Supplement produced by PanGlobal Training Systems;
- ASME/ANSI B31.1 Pressure Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code;
- Handbook of Formula and Physical Constants, Steam Tables and Refrigeration Tables are normally provided;
- A non-technical English language dictionary;
- Pens and pencils;
- Non-programmable calculator *see important note and
- Drawing instruments and drawing templates.
- (Normally, the above items are useful for all classes of examination)
- The candidate must provide picture ID to the Examiner prior to the examination.
- No cell phone or any electronic communication devices are allowed to be brought into the examination room.
- The reference material listed in the examination syllabus is permitted to be used on the exam.
- Highlighting and tab sections are allowed in reference material.
- No other reference material is allowed.
- *Important: If your calculator is programmable, you must reset it in the company of the examiner so that the examiner is sure that all memories are clear. Or the examiner may request that you remove the battery to erase all memory. This may be done during your examination time, so be aware that you may have less time to complete your exam. If the memories do not clear by resetting the calculator or by removing the battery, the calculator shall not be used. Also, if your calculator fails to function after reset or battery removal, the examiner is not responsible and you may be at a significant disadvantage.
- The information in the 1983 Edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Academic Extract is outdated. Using this 1983 Edition of the ASME Extract for any power engineering examination is not recommended. Besides using the 2007 Edition of the ASME Academic Extract and Supplement, candidates may use the current edition of the ASME Code.
The Administrator establishes policy for disqualifications due to consecutive failures of examination papers. The disqualification time starts at the last failed examination date. A summary of disqualification guidelines follows:
- Failure of any 3 examination papers in succession or failure of the same paper 3 times will receive a 6 month disqualification from writing any further papers of that examination.
- Subsequent failures of any examination papers in succession or more than 3 failures of the same paper will each receive a further 6 months disqualification.
- Candidates are not allowed to schedule examination papers for situations where they have potential to be under disqualification at the scheduled examination date.
- Candidates with 2 consecutive failures may not schedule more than one paper in advance.
- Candidates with one failure may not schedule more that two papers in advance.
- No candidate may schedule more than 3 papers in advance.
- The time period under consideration for failed papers is 2 years. Failed examination papers older than 2 years are not considered in determination of disqualification from writing future examination papers.
- Any exam results achieved outside of the Province of Alberta during a penalty period are not transferable to Alberta for Power Engineer certification.
The 6 month disqualifications are minimum penalties. The Administrator may impose a disqualification for up to 12 months, if deemed appropriate.
Applicants who apply under a penalty will receive a disqualification letter and the examination fee will automatically be refunded.
If you have any questions regarding Power Engineers examinations, you can contact our Edmonton office Examination Department toll free at 1-888-454-Exam (1-888-454-3926) for outside the Edmonton area, 780-433-0281 ext 3323 for the Edmonton area or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- write the equation,
- define all variables and show their units e.g. KJ//kg K
- state the assumptions,
- show all steps,
- check units in each step,
- eliminate unknowns if you think there is insufficient data,
- substitute numbers at the end to get the answer.
In doing so, examiner can follow your concept, you ensure the correct variables are used and you avoid copying a wrong number until the end. Partial marks will be given for correct work even you did not have the correct answer. Summary The above techniques may make a big difference and you may have the necessary marks to pass the exam.