3rd Class Certification

To qualify for your third class certification you must pass the third class examinations (all four papers) and have met one of the requirements below (as per The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations, 2017)

(a) for at least 12 months, has operated as a chief engineer an oilfield once‑through boiler or oilfield once‑through boiler plant with a capacity greater than 1 000 kilowatts or any other high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 500 kilowatts

(b) for at least 12 months, has operated as a shift engineer an oilfield once‑through boiler or oilfield once‑through boiler plant with a capacity greater than 2 000 kilowatts or any other high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 1 000 kilowatts

(c) for at least 12 months, has assisted in the operation of an oilfield once‑through boiler or 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

(d) for at least 18 months, has assisted in the operation of an oilfield once‑through boiler or oilfield once‑through boiler plant with a capacity greater than 5 000 kilowatts

(e) for at least 24 months, has operated as chief engineer or shift engineer a low pressure boiler or low pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 3 000 kilowatts, with the capacity of the plant calculated as the aggregate capacity of all boilers installed in the plant

(f) for at least one‑half of the period mentioned in clause (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), has operated in the role described in that clause and, for at least 12 months, has performed in a role acceptable to the chief inspector on the design, construction, installation, repair, maintenance or operation of pressure equipment

(g) for at least 12 months, has operated as a process operator involving steam equipment in a role acceptable to the chief inspector and has completed an approved course in power engineering leading towards a third class power engineer’s certificate; or

(h) for at least 6 months, has acquired experience in the operation of a high pressure boiler or high pressure boiler plant with a capacity greater than 1 000 kilowatts and is a graduate engineer

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

 Nine months’ credit will be granted towards the fulfilment of the operating experience requirement set out in clause (1)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) for the successful completion of an approved 2‑year power engineering program leading towards a third class power engineer’s certificate and satisfactory to the chief inspector.

Approved Courses

For a list of approved courses click here

Operating Experience

Upon successful completion of all four third class exam papers and the required verified operating experience, as well as submission of course completion if required, your certificate will be mailed to you within 15 business days.  Please be sure TSASK has your most current mailing address on record.