Fifth Class

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

To apply for a 5th class examination, applicants must fill out the examination application form, AB-66 (doc) or AB-66 (pdf), a minimum of 21 days prior to the requested date.


The examination fee is $97 per examination and is non-refundable (no refunds) and non-transferable (no re-scheduling). Please take a look at the examination schedule and ensure that you can make both your first and second choices for exam dates.


The form can be sent by email (exams@absa.ca), fax (780-437-7787), mail or delivered in person to our  Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer locations.


You must also include a copy of your official course completion letter or Degree in Mechanical Engineering.


If you are submitting experience, please fill out form, AB-66(a) (doc) or AB-66(a) (pdf) .

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 examination 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.

A candidate who holds a Building Operator B Certificate of Competency that is still valid is eligible to write a special examination on the subject of power plants after

(a) having been employed for a period of 3 months in a power plant in an operating capacity satisfactory to the Administrator, or

(b) successfully completing an BOB to 5th class upgrading course

The upgrade examination from Building Operator “B” to Fifth class consists of one (1) examination paper with 75 multiple-choice questions, 3 hours duration.

To pass a upgrading special examination, a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted for the examination.

Detailed information on this examination can be found in the Building Operator B to Fifth Class Power Engineers Reference Syllabus AB-62. A candidate can write this examination in any one of the examination locations listed in our Examination Schedule.

To qualify to take a 5th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must,

(a)  successfully complete a course in boiler and heating plant operation satisfactory to the Administrator that leads towards a 5th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination,

(b)   have operated a power plant boiler for a period of 6 months, and operated a heating plant boiler for a further period of 6 months, or

(c)   hold a degree in mechanical engineering from a university satisfactory to the Administrator.

Note: The 5th class examination consists of one (1) examination paper in 150 question multiple-choice format.

To pass a 5th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted for the examination.

Detailed information on this examination can be found in the Fifth Class Power Engineers Reference Syllabus AB-55. A candidate can write this examination in any one of the examination locations listed in our Examination Schedule.

To qualify for a 5th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency, a candidate must

(a) pass the 5th or 4th  Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency examination, and

(b) have been employed for a period of 6 months operating a power plant or heating plant, or, as per (b) above have operated a power plant boiler for a period of 6 months, and operated a heating plant boiler for a further period of 6 months.

Fireman’s to Fifth Class

A candidate who holds a Fireman’s Certificate of Competency that was issued before September 1, 1998 and that is still valid is eligible to write a special examination on the subject of heating plants after

(a) having been employed for a period of 3 months in a heating plant in an operating capacity satisfactory to the Administrator, or

(b) successfully completing an upgrading course in heating plant design and operation satisfactory to the Administrator.

The upgrade examination from Fireman to Fifth class consists of one (1) examination paper with 75 multiple-choice questions, 3 hours duration.

To pass an upgrade Certificate of Competency examination from Fireman to Fifth class a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted.

Detailed information on this examination can be found in the Fireman’s to Fifth Class Power Engineers Reference Syllabus AB-55a. A candidate can write this examination in any one of the examination locations listed in our Examination Schedule.

 

Building Operator B to Fifth Class

A candidate who holds a Building Operator B Certificate of Competency that is still valid is eligible to write a special examination on the subject of power plants after

(a) having been employed for a period of 3 months in a power plant in an operating capacity satisfactory to the Administrator, or

(b) successfully completing an BOB to 5th class upgrading course

The upgrade examination from Building Operator “B” to Fifth class consists of one (1) examination paper with 75 multiple-choice questions, 3 hours duration.

To pass a upgrading special examination, a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted for the examination.

Detailed information on this examination can be found in the Building Operator B to Fifth Class Power Engineers Reference Syllabus AB-62. A candidate can write this examination in any one of the examination locations listed in our Examination Schedule.

A candidate who holds a Fireman’s Certificate of Competency that was issued before September 1, 1998 and that is still valid is eligible to write a special examination on the subject of heating plants after

(a) having been employed for a period of 3 months in a heating plant in an operating capacity satisfactory to the Administrator, or

(b) successfully completing an upgrading course in heating plant design and operation satisfactory to the Administrator.

The upgrade examination from Fireman to Fifth class consists of one (1) examination paper with 75 multiple-choice questions, 3 hours duration.

To pass an upgrade Certificate of Competency examination from Fireman to Fifth class a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted.

Detailed information on this examination can be found in the Fireman’s to Fifth Class Power Engineers Reference Syllabus AB-55a. A candidate can write this examination in any one of the examination locations listed in our Examination Schedule.