Power Engineer Exam Calendar


At the 2022 Association of Chief Inspectors meeting it was agreed that, effective January 1, 2023, the 2A3 power engineering examination paper will only be administered in the multiple-choice format. This is a continuation of an initiative to move towards multiple choice examinations at the 2nd class level.

With proven success at the 3rd and 4th class level, converting the 2nd class examinations to a multiple choice format will continue to provide a comprehensive level of testing of the subject material and ensure that candidates are tested on all areas of the syllabus.

The syllabus and pass mark of the 2A3 examination will not change. The amount of questions on the examination has been set at 100. There will be no difference between passing the 2A3 examination in essay format or multiple-choice format for credit towards 2nd class certification.

Please follow updates on the SOPEEC website with regards to this implementation process as well as the process for any further examination changes. If you have any questions pertaining to the notice above ONLY, please contact the SOPEEC Coordinator of Examinations, Tom Leming, at leming@absa.ca.

Click on the exam sitting's title for information on cut off dates, exam times, application instructions and available exams.

How to Apply

  • Power Engineering exams are scheduled for specific dates and times in both Regina and Saskatoon. There will be no exceptions made. Please click on the preferred exam date for details;
  • If the date is grey, this means that you can no longer apply for this sitting because it is either full or past the cut off time;
  • Please note:
    • All exams are NON-REFUNDABLE;
    • All exams are NON-TRANSFERABLE - once you are booked in for an exam, you will not be able to move it to a different date
    • In order to write an exam in Saskatchewan, you must reside in the province of Saskatchewan.
    • There are a LIMITED number of seats available each exam sitting and all applications will be booked on a first come, first serve basis
    • If you fail an exam, you must wait 30 days before rewriting. (this does not apply to the Boiler Operator Exams - Fireman, Refrigeration Operator or Oilfield Operator)
    • If you apply for an exam and your application is denied, a refund will not be issued 


As of January 01, 2023 all 5th class, 4th class, 3rd class & Refrigeration Engineer exams will be 100 questions with a 3 hour time limit.