Provincial legislation requires the certification of employees before they assume responsibilities in heating and power plants. There are five certificate levels; 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st class. Each involves qualifying time requirements and examinations administered by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA).
The objective of this program is to prepare you for entrance into the Power Engineering field at the 4th Class and 3rd Class, Part A level. This will be done by providing you with both theoretical and practical training. In addition to earning a passing grade in all courses, you must also attend a minimum 80% of all theory classes and every lab to successfully complete the program.
If you choose to write the ABSA exams, you will be charged the ABSA examination fees. These fees are set by ABSA and are subject to change.
ABSA exam fees (prices include tax and are not eligible for student loans):
- Term 1: $97.00 (4th Class - Part A)
- Term 2: $97.00 (4th Class - Part B)
You will be assessed these fees separate from tuition due to ABSA being an outside agency that is not affiliated with NAIT.
After graduation, you will also be eligible to write the 3rd Class (3A1 and 3A2) ABSA exams.
Learn more about the ABSA