1st Class Certification

To qualify for your first class certification you must pass the first class examination's (all eight papers) and have met one of the requirements below (as per The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations, 2017)

(a) for at least 30 months, has operated as chief engineer an oilfield once‑through boiler or an oilfield once‑through boiler plant with a capacity greater than 10 000 kilowatts or any other high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 5 000 kilowatts

(b) for at least 30 months, has operated as shift engineer an oilfield once‑through boiler or oilfield once‑through boiler plant with a capacity greater than 15 000 kilowatts or any other high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 10 000 kilowatts

(c) for at least 42 months, has assisted in the operation of an oilfield once‑through boiler or oilfield once‑through boiler plan with a capacity greater than 15 000 kilowatts or any other high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 10 000 kilowatts

(d) for at least 15 months, has operated in the role described in clause (a), (b) or (c) and is a graduate engineer; or

(e) for at least one‑half of the period mentioned in clause (a), (b) or (c), has operated in the role described in that clause and, for at least 36 months, has performed in a supervisory capacity acceptable to the chief inspector on the design, construction, installation, repair, maintenance or operation of pressure equipment

Twelve months’ credit will be granted towards the fulfilment of the operating experience requirement set out in clause (1)(a), (b) or (c) for the successful completion of an approved course in power engineering leading towards a first class power engineer’s certificate.

Approved Courses

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Operating Experience

Upon successful completion all eight first class exam papers and the required verified operating experience, your certificate will be mailed to you within 15 business days.  Please be sure TSASK has your most current mailing address on record.