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Power Engineering 3rd Class

Program Overview

This program prepares students to write the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) 3rd Class Power Engineer's Certification of Competency examinations. Power Engineering is an ABSA-accredited certification governing the operation and maintenance of boilers and associated equipment in heating plants and other industrial settings. Power Engineering certification starts at the 4th Class level and progresses to the 1st Class level. Training and experience requirements to write provincial exams differ for each class of ticket. To determine the requirements, consult the Engineers Regulations of the Alberta Safety Codes Act. Once provincial exams are successfully completed, the certification is recognized across Canada.

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Program Locations

Jul 01, 2023 - Jun 30, 2099 - NLC Anytime, Anywhere - Available Anywhere; Sep 05, 2023 - May 13, 2024 - NLC Anytime, Anywhere - Available Anywhere

Program Year


Program Length:

32 Weeks

Program Type

Power Engineering

Program Delivery

NLC Anytime, Anywhere. Classes are unscheduled, where students log in to a program (PanGlobal) at any time to complete their work.

Once the student has completed and passed this program, it is the student's responsibility to:
1) Apply for and pass the A1, A2, B1 and B2 provincial exams administered by the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA).
2) Seek and complete the required hours of approved operating experience as outlined in the Engineers Regulations of the Alberta Safety Codes Act.

• Employers typically require employees to have a High School Diploma or a General Educational Development diploma (GED).

• Valid 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency from Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) or equivalent.