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Second Class

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This certificate is subject to annual renewal. There are a number of training and experience combinations that can satisfy the requirement for this certificate.

Qualification for 2nd class examination

To qualify to take a 2nd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must hold a 3rd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency.

NOTE: The examination consists of six (6) papers, each of 3 ½ hours duration. Each paper consists of seven (7) questions of which five should be attempted. They are all long-answer essay question examinations. If more than five (5) questions are attempted, only the first five (5) attempted will be marked.

Important: Part B, Paper One also consists of seven (7) questions, however, included in these seven (7) questions, is a mandatory drawing question which must be attempted.

To pass a 2nd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted for each examination paper.

Detailed information in regard to this examination can be found in the Revised Second Class Power Engineers Reference Syllabus (AB-52a). The Revised Second Class Syllabus became effective on January 1, 2005. A candidate can write the examination in any one of the examination locations listed in our Examination Schedule.

Qualification for 2nd class certification

To qualify for a 2nd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency, a candidate must

(a) pass the 2nd Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency examination, and

(b) have been employed for a period of

(i) 24 months as a chief power engineer, shift engineer, assistant shift engineer or assistant engineer in a power plant that is required by this Regulation to employ in the chief power engineer, shift engineer, assistant shift engineer or assistant engineer positions persons who hold at least a 3rd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency,

(ii) 36 months as a shift engineer in a power plant that has a capacity exceeding 1000 kW,

(iii) 1/2 of the period of time specified in sub-clause (i) 12 months or (ii) 18 months, and have been employed for either a period of 12 months in a pressure plant in an operating capacity satisfactory to the Administrator or a period of 24 months in a supervisory capacity satisfactory to the Administrator in the design, construction, commissioning, installation, repair, maintenance or operation of pressure equipment to which the Act applies, or

(iv) The Administrator may grant 9 months’ credit towards the work experience required by subsection (i) and (ii) above by the successful completion of a 2nd class power engineering course or to the hold a degree in mechanical engineering from a university satisfactory to the Administrator,

(v) The Administrator may grant a credit equivalent to ½ of the experience required by subsection (i) and (ii) above to a candidate who holds a 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency and has successfully completed a 2-year power engineering technology program satisfactory to the Administrator.

Last modified: August 22, 2015