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Power Engineering 4th Class Lab Certification

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Program Year


Program Length

5 weeks

Program Description

The 4th Class Power Engineering Certification Lab Program is 5 weeks of hands-on training. This program is approved by the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) as meeting the firing time requirement for 4th Class Power Engineer certification. This program has built-in flexibility for our students; the courses may either be taken consecutively or over 2 or more different course offerings.

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Program Delivery

Face-to-face instruction at Northern Lakes College's Shell Canada Power Engineering and Technology Centre. There are labs with brief periods of classroom time. The program is structured to allow either consecutive or fragmented completion of courses but must be completed within 1 year. The courses can be taken in any order, with the exception that PLAB0201 must be taken before any of the other 3 courses.


Jul 01, 2017 - Jun 29, 2018 - Peace River

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of 4th Class Power Engineer Parts A and B theory courses. There is currently no time frame within which steam time must be completed after theory courses are done.
If students have already completed Alberta Boiler Safety Association certification exams, steam time must completed within 7 years of completing the exams.

Other Requirements

Students are responsible for providing program completion documentation to the Alberta Boiler Safety Association for 4th Class certification purposes.