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.