Boiler, Power Engineers, Refrigeration and Welder Exam Schedules and Locations

Note to Candidates Writing the 4th Class Power Engineer Certification Examinations

Reorganization of 4th Class Power Engineer Syllabus

The Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee (SOPEEC) has reorganized the 4th Class Power Engineer Syllabus. The reorganization supports the request of the Interprovincial Power Engineering Curriculum Committee (IPECC) and industry to realign the learning process of power engineering syllabus topics. The Canadian Association of Chief Inspectors (ACI) approved the 2014 IPECC motion to reorganize the 4th Class SOPEEC Syllabus to be used across Canada at their August 26th, 2014 annual ACI meeting in Ottawa.

The revised SOPEEC 4th Class Syllabus will be effective on November 1, 2017.

  • On November 1, 2017, examination candidates who have not passed any of the 4th class examinations must write their examinations based on the revised 4th class syllabus.
  • On November 1, 2020, examination candidates who fail to obtain their SOPEEC 4th class certification based on the current 4th class syllabus will lose the examination that they have passed and have to start with the examinations based on the revised SOPEEC 4th Class Syllabus.

The revised 4th class course materials are expected to be published by May 2017. See the Reference Syllabus. Be sure to check the SOPEEC website for progress updates on the implementation process.

Power engineer provided exam supplies (at BCSA offices only - special sittings require you to bring your own supplies)

  1. Calculator (Casio fx 260 or 300 Solar)
  2. A non-technical dictionary
  3. Binder containing the handbook of formulae, physical constants, steam and refrigeration tables, ASME boiler and pressure vessel codes required except sections VI and VII, ASME boiler and pressure vessel code academic extract and supplement, ASME/ANSI B31.3 process piping code, CSA B51 and CSA B52
  4. The power engineers, boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration Safety Regulation and the Safety Standards General Regulation
  5. Drawing board, T-square, drawing paper and pencils.

Power engineer exam schedules


Power engineer exam locations

Note: Locations except Cranbrook and Terrace offer computer exams as an alternative to some paper exams.