American Society of Power Engineers, Inc.

Establishing National
Standards for Power Engineers.

Facility Operating Engineer First Class


  • Minimum age - Adult
  • Education - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Experience - Two years
  • Minimum time in previous grade - One year
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Maximum Prime Mover Horsepower (Unsupervised) - 1000 Hp
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP - 300 BHP / LP Unlimited BHP
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - 500 ton

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Advanced Electrical Equipment Diagnostics
  • Facility Motor Operation and Maintenance
  • Facility Lighting Efficiency
  • Advanced Fuels Combustion and Efficiency
  • Gas and Oil Fuel Systems Operation and Maintenance
  • Boiler and Steam System Operation
  • Steam System Efficiency
  • Advanced Boiler Construction
  • Intermediate Physics and Chemistry
  • Advanced Boiler Maintenance
  • Advanced Burner Safety and Operating Control Systems
  • Heat Engines
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Facility Water Usage and Efficiency
  • Emergency Diesel Generator Operation and Maintenance
  • Pump and Valve Maintenance
  • Facility Energy Efficiency
  • Facility Building Heating and Cooling Systems Control Optimization
  • Facility Refrigeration Systems Operation and Maintenance
  • Air Compressor Operation and Maintenance
  • Facility Pneumatic and Electrical Controls Operation and Maintenance
  • Facility Air Quality Control
  • Safety and Environmental Codes
  • Facility Maintenance Management Systems