Frequently Asked Questions

Power Engineering - Certification


Q: What happens after I pass all of my exams?

A: Once you have passed all of your exams for the current level of certification, you will need to submit your qualifications in order to receive your certificate.


Q: How long does it take to send out my certificate after I have submitted all of my requirements?

A: Once you have submitted all of your requirements, it takes up to 2 weeks for it to be reviewed and your certificate mailed out. This is done on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure that we have your current address on file to avoid delays.


Q: What if I passed all of my exams before January 01, 2018 but I don't submit the requirements until after that date?

A: Any steam time and/or course completions that are submitted for certification towards any class AFTER January 01, 2018 will have to meet the requirements of The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations, 2017


Q: Who is responsible to submit requirements for certification?

A: Each person is required to submit their steam time (filled out and signed by their Chief) as well as any educational documents (course/lab completion) with the exception of some colleges submitting it on behalf of their students, in order for it to be reviewed and approved for certificate of qualifications. 


Q: What if I am a Graduate Engineer? Do I qualify for certification?

A: The definition of a "graduate engineer" is an engineer who has graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering or a university degree that is recognized by the chief inspector as equivalent to a degree in mechanical engineering. As per the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations, 2017 116(1)(g) a graduate engineer is able to obtain 4th class certification upon passing both 4A and 4B exams and having completed some steam time. For 3rd class through 1st class, you will receive a reduction in steam time required for certification, please click here for more information.          

If you are an engineer with foreign qualifications, please click here for more information.