5th Class Certification

To qualify for your fifth class certification, you must pass the fifth class examination and meet one or more of the following requirements:

(a)   holds a valid limited power engineer's (fireman) certificate and, for at least 12 months since the issue of that certificate, has been in charge of a low pressure boiler or boiler plant with a capacity of not less than 300 kiliwatts, with the capacity of the plant calculated as the aggregate capacity of all boilers installed in the plant;

(b)   for at least 12 months, has assisted in the operation and maintenance of a high pressure boiler with a capacity of not less than 30 killowatts;

(c)    for at least 12 months, has assisted in the operation and maintenance of a low pressure boiler or low pressure boiler plant with a capacity of not less than 1 000 kilowatts, with the capacity of the plant calculated as the aggregate capacity of all boilers installed in the plant;

(d)   for at least 24 months, has assisted in the operation and maintenance of a low pressure boiler or low pressure boiler plant with a capacity of not less than 300 kilowatts, with the capacity of the plant calculated as the aggregate capacity of all boilers installed in the plant, and has successfully completed an approved course in power engineering leading toward a fifth class power engineer’s certificate;

(e)  for at least 36 months, has performed in a role acceptable to the chief inspector on the design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance or repair of any boiler plant or associated auxiliary equipment and has successfully completed an approved course in power engineering leading toward a fifth class power engineer’s certificate; 

      OR

(f)     has successfully completed an approved full-time course in power engineering that:

        (i)   includes operating experience; and

        ii)   leads toward a fifth class power engineer’s certificate.

Six months’ credit will be granted toward 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 toward a fifth class power engineer’s certificate.

Approved Courses

For a list of approved courses click here

Operating Experience

Upon successful completion of the fifth class exam paper 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.