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:

(a)   At least 30 months as chief engineer operated a high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 5000 kilowatts;

(b)   At least 30 months as shift engineer operated a high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 10000 kilowatts;

(c)    At least 42 months assisting in the operation of a high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 10000 kilowatts;

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

(e)   For at least ½ of the period mentioned in (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 toward the fulfilment of the operating experience requirement above in (a) (b) or (c) for successful completion of an approved course in power engineering leading toward a first class power engineer’s certificate.

Approved Courses

For a list of approved courses click here

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.