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Power Engineering 4th Class

Program Overview

This program prepares students to write the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) 4th 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 4th Class level and progresses to 1st Class level. Training and experience requirements to write provincial exams differ for each class of ticket. To determine the requirements, consult the Power 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 10, 2024 - NLC Anytime, Anywhere - Available Anywhere

Program Year


Program Length:

30 Weeks

Program Type

Power Engineering

Program Delivery

NLC Anytime, Anywhere. Classes are unscheduled, where students log in to a program (D2L) 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 Provincial exams administered by the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA).
2) Seek and complete 6 months of ABSA approved work experience.
3) Apply for and pass a 5-week certified lab program.

• If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be accepted with a valid Power Engineering 5th Class certificate.

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

• Math 10C or equivalent
• Successful completion of or currently enrolled in English 20-2 or equivalent.