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Power Engineer License Program: Utilities, Independent Power Producers, Power Stations Using Fossil Fuels

 

Power Engineer: Chief Engineer

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A Chief Engineer license is intended for a "Power Plant Management" or Senior Supervisory role in the power plant or generating facility having overall responsibility for the entire plant including employees, equipment and financial budgeting.

The fees for the Chief Engineer are listed in the license application, and engineers can apply for a credit license, which is based on experience and holding a license from recognized State, Municipal, or Federal licensing entities.

Getting Credit for You Jurisdictional License: Jurisdictions that have a Stationary Engineer's or Stationary Operating Engineer's license does not ensure a Power Engineer license will be issued. An example: A jurisdictional license-holder has a 2nd Class Stationary Engineer's license and has experience operating a high-pressure boiler plant, but has no experience operating a Power Generating Station does not qualify, but may qualify for 2nd Class High-Pressure Steam Engineers License.

In addition, an upgrade in a jurisdictional license will not upgrade National's license, for the license-holder must take the examination to upgrade National's license.

To obtain a National license please Appy today, visit one of our Agency Schools, Training Institutions, or Colleges and submit your application with them today!

Qualification to sit or write the examination are as follows: 1) Individual must have 36-months in a power stationĀ  or, 2) hold at least a 2-year technical college degree with 24-months in a power Station.

A Professional Licensed Engineer (Mechanical or Electrical) is eligible for the Chief Engineer with a 12-month probationary license (to be accomplished in 36-months).

The exam is based on what a Chief Engineer should know such as the ability for comprehensive thinking and specifically synthesis and evaluation of the power plant conditions. The examination is a 75-Question test in a 3-hour period. Math formula references will be included in the exam packet. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    Chief Engineer's Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 75-Question Exam
      Math: 10-Questions
      Theory: 2-Questions
      Operations: 5-Questions
      Safety: 5-Questions
      Instrumentation: 4-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 4-Questions
      Water Treatment: 5-Questions
      Environmental: 5-Questions
      Design and Applications: 5-Questions
      Auxiliaries: 3-Questions
      Generator(s) and Transformer(s): 5-Questions
      Steam Turbine and Condenser: 6-Questions
      Maintenance 5-Questions
      Cooling Towers 1-Question
      Electricity and Electrical Systems: 5-Questions
      Economics 4-Questions
      Labor 1-Question

    Reference material to study from are:

      • Standard Handbook of Power Plant Engineering, 2nd Edition by Thomas Elliott, Kao Chem, and Robert Swanekamp PE
          • Specifically, Sections: 1.2, 1.3, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 8.4, 8.5, and All of Section 9. These are the sections that the 75-questions are drawn from for your chief engineer's examination.
      • 29CFR 1910: Topics Covered - OSHA, NLRB, Equal Oppertunity Commission, Unions, Wages, and Mediation

 

Power Engineer: First Class, 1st Class

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A First-Class Engineer is intended for a supervisory role as a individual "Shift Supervisor" in the power plant or generating facility or an Assistant Chief Engineer. Having overall responsibility as a supervisor for the entire plant including employees and equipment.

The fees for the First-Class Engineer are listed in the license application, and engineers can apply for a reciprocal license, which is based on experience and holding a license from recognized State, Municipal, Federal and Third-Party licensing entities.

Reciprocal License Note: Jurisdictions that have a Stationary Engineer's or Stationary Operating Engineer's license does not ensure a Power Engineers license will be issued. An example: A jurisdictional license-holder has a stationary engineer's license and has experience operating a high-pressure boiler plant, but has no experience operating a Power Generating Station does not qualify, but will qualify for one of National's High-Pressure Boiler Engineer's Licenses.

To obtain a National license please Appy today, visit one of our Agency Schools, Training Institutions, or Colleges and submit your application with them today!

Qualification to sit or write the examination are as follows: 1) Individual must have 24-months in a power stationĀ  or, 2) hold at least a 2-year technical college degree with 12-months in a power station.

A Professional Licensed Engineer (Mechanical or Electrical) is eligible for 1st Class Power Engineer with a 6-month probationary license (to be accomplished in 36-months).

The exam is based on what a Shift Supervisor (1st Class) or an Assistant Chief Engineer and should be able to do such as comprehensive thinking and more specifically analysis and synthesize the power plant conditions. The examination is a 80-Question test in a 3-hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    1st Class Power Engineer's Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 80-Question Exam
      Math: 7-Questions
      Theory: 4-Questions
      Operations: 5-Questions
      Safety: 5-Questions
      Instrumentation: 4-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 5-Questions
      Water Treatment: 6-Questions
      Environmental: 5-Questions
      Design and Applications: 5-Questions
      Auxiliaries: 4-Questions
      Generator(s) and Transformer(s): 5-Questions
      Steam Turbine and Condenser 5-Questions
      Maintenance 5-Questions
      Cooling Towers 5-Questions
      Economics 1-Question
      Labor 3-Questions
      Electricity and Electrical Systems: 6-Questions

    Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      • Stationary Engineering, 4th Edition by Steingress, Frost and Walker
      • Standard Handbook of Power Plant Engineering, 2nd Edition by Thomas Elliott, Kao Chem, and Robert Swanekamp PE - Specifically, Sections: 1.2, 1.3, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 8.4, 8.5, and All of Section 9.
      • 29CFR 1910: Topics Covered - OSHA, NLRB, Equal Oppertunity Commission, Unions, Wages, and Mediation

Power Engineer: Second-Class, 2nd Class

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A Second-Class Power Engineer is intended for a non-supervisory role in the power plant or generating facility in the role of a Group Leader

The fees for the Second-Class Power Engineer are listed in the license application, and engineers can apply for a reciprocal license, which is based on experience and holding a license from recognized State, Municipal, Federal and Third-Party licensing entities.

Reciprocal License Note: Jurisdictions that have a Stationary Engineer's or Stationary Operating Engineer's license does not ensure a Power Engineer's license will be issued. An example: A jurisdictional license-holder has a stationary engineer's license and has experience operating a high-pressure boiler plant, but has no experience operating a Power Generating Station does not qualify, but will qualify for one of National's High-Pressure Boiler Engineer's Licenses.

The qualification to sit for examination are the individual must have 12-months in a high-pressure plant that has steam turbine generators and have a Basic Electricity diploma or training certificate or two-year technical or science degree (college) with 6-months in a high-pressure plant that has steam turbine generators. Or, hold a 3rd Class Power Engineers license from National (NASOE) for 6-months.

The exam is based on what a Group Leader (2nd Class) should know or have knowledge to recognize, comprehend and explain power plant conditions. The examination is a 75-Question test in a 3-hour period. Math formula references will be included in the exam packet. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    2nd Class Power Engineer's Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 75-Question Exam
      Math: 4-Questions
      Theory: 7-Questions
      Operations: 5-Questions
      Safety: 5-Questions
      Instrumentation: 3-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 6-Questions
      Water Treatment: 7-Questions
      Environmental: 4-Questions
      Design and Applications: 4-Questions
      Auxiliaries: 5-Questions
      Generator(s) and Transformer(s): 5-Questions
      Steam Turbine and Condenser/Cooling Towers: 5-Questions
      Maintenance 5-Questions
      Cooling Towers 6-Questions
      Electricity and Electrical Systems: 4-Questions

    Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      • Stationary Engineering, 4th Edition by Steingress, Frost and Walker
      • Standard Handbook of Power Plant Engineering, 2nd Edition by Thomas Elliott, Kao Chem, and Robert Swanekamp PE: Specifically - Section 4 Transformers 4.35 to 4.47 and Environmental Controls 9.4 to 9.20, 9.51 to 9.117

 

Power Engineer: 3rd Class, Thrid Class

A Third-Class Power Engineer ( 3rd Stationary Power Engineers License is intended for a non-Third 3rd Class Power Engineersupervisory role in the power plant or generating facility as a Shift Engineer.

 
The fees for the Third-Class Power Engineer License ( 3rd Power Engineers License ) are listed in the license application, and engineers can apply for a reciprocal license, which is based on experience and holding a license from recognized State, Municipal, Federal and Third-Party licensing entities.

Reciprocal License Note: Jurisdictions that have a Stationary Engineer's or Stationary Operating Engineer's license does not ensure a Stationary Power Engineer license will be issued. An example: A jurisdictional license-holder has a stationary engineer's license and has experience operating a high-pressure boiler plant, but has no experience operating a steam-turbine generator does not qualify, but will qualify for one of NASOE's High-Pressure Boiler Engineer's Licenses.

The qualification to sit for examination are the individual must have 24-months in a high-pressure plant or two-year technical or science college degree with 6-months experience in a high-pressure steam plant. Or, a person holding a National (NASOE) 2nd Class High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer license with 12-months high-pressure experience can sit or write for the exam. Also, a license holder with a 1st Class High-Pressure Boiler Engineer and a Chief Engineer of Boiler Operations license can sit for the exam with 'no' time 'in-grade.' However, every perspective examinee above must have a diploma or training certificate for steam turbine generators that includes basic electricity. Finally, a power plant operator can sit for the examination who have 6-months experience and have taken a basic electricity course or have two-year technical or science college degree with 3-months experience in a power plant.

The exam is based on what a Shift Engineer (3rd Class) should know or have knowledge to recognize and communicate power plant conditions. The examination is a 80-Question test in a 3-hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    Third-Class Power Engineer / 3rd Class Power Engineer's Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 80-Question Exam
      Math: 2-Questions
      Theory: 9-Questions
      Operations: 5-Questions
      Safety: 5-Questions
      Instrumentation: 2-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 7-Questions
      Water Treatment: 8-Questions
      Environmental: 3-Questions
      Design and Applications: 4-Questions
      Auxiliaries: 6-Questions
      Generator(s) and Transformer(s): 7-Questions
      Steam Turbine and Condenser/Cooling Towers: 7-Questions
      Electricity and Electrical Systems: 5-Questions
      Maintenance 5-Questions
      Cooling Towers 5-Questions

    Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      • Stationary Engineering, 4th Edition by Steingress, Frost and Walker

To obtain a National license please Appy today, visit one of our Agency Schools, Training Institutions, or Colleges and submit your application with them today!

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