Pressure Equipment Inspector Certification
Eligibility for a Pressure Equipment Certificate of Qualification
In addition to being eligible for a Class 1 or 2 LPEI licence, you must have five qualification credits to be eligible for a LPEI Certificate of Qualification.
At least 1 of the 5 credits required must be a credit for technical qualifications, and at least 1 of the 5 credits must be a credit for work experience.
Credits for technical qualifications are assigned as follows:
- 1 credit for a journeyperson certificate of qualification in a designated trade, within the meaning of The Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act, 1999, that is related to the construction, installation, alteration or repair of pressure equipment;
- 1 credit for a third class power engineer’s certificate of qualification;
- 2 credits for a second class power engineer’s certificate of qualification;
- 2 credits for a diploma in engineering technology;
- 3 credits for a first class power engineer’s certificate of qualification; and
- 4 credits for a bachelor’s degree in engineering in a related discipline.
One credit is assigned for each year of work experience related to boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping systems in the following activities:
- Engineering design;
- Construction, installation, alteration or repair;
- Quality control programs related to the construction, installation, alteration or repair of boilers and pressure vessels; and
- Inspection of boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping systems.
It is possible to hold a licence authorizing the scope of work for an LPEI while not holding a Certificate of Qualification issued by TSASK. In order to be the Designated Pressure Equipment Inspector (Company Chief Inspector) for a QMS program, an LPEI must apply for a Certificate of Qualification.