Despite subsections (1) to (5), a candidate who holds a Building Operator A 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 6 months in a power plant that has a capacity exceeding 250 kW in an operating capacity satisfactory to the Administrator, or
(b) successfully completing an upgrading course in power plant design and operation that is satisfactory to the Administrator.
The examination consists of one (1) examination paper with 75 mutliple-choice questions, 3 hours duration.
To pass an Upgrade Certificate of Competency examination from a Boiler Operators “A” to a New Fourth, 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 A to New Fourth Class Power Engineers Reference Syllabus AB-58a. A candidate can write this examination in any one of the examination locations listed in our Examination Schedule.