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Power Engineering Certification

What happens after I pass all of my exams?

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.

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

Once you have submitted all of your requirements, it takes up to 2 weeks (14 business days) for it to be reviewed and for 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.

Who is responsible to submit requirements for certification?

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. 

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

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 116(1)(g) a graduate engineer is able to obtain 4th class certification upon passing both 4A and 4B exams and having completed 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.