Facility Stationary Engineer Technician Third Class

ASOPE® offers an opportunity to obtain a Facility Stationary Engineer Technician - Third Class license. A list of qualifications that are required to receive your Facility Stationary Engineer Technician - Third Class license are outlined below. Requirements include a minimum age of 18 years, a high school diploma (or GED equivalent), and 1 year experience as a Facility Power Engineer Technician or a 15 week Facility Maintenance program, and 1 year operating experience.

If all qualifications are met, you will be required to schedule an exam. The exam consists of a wide range of curriculum including, but not limited to, mechanical drive systems, programmable logic controllers, and electronic system maintenance and troubleshooting. This examination will be part written test and part multiple choice with 50 questions. Upon completion of the Facility Stationary Engineer Technician - Third Class license exam, an ASOPE® representative will notify of a "pass" or "fail" status. If failed, you will be offered additional opportunities to retake the exam. Please review our Failed Test Procedures to learn more.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Facility Stationary Engineer Technician - Third Class license license, please contact the ASOPE® national office.


Test Fee $45.00

Requirements to take test

  • Minimum age – 18
  • Education - High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - One-year time as a Facility Power Engineer Tech in a Facility with Steam Generation or Low Temperature Hot Water heating systems or Certificate of Completion of a 15-week Facility Maintenance program in Boiler, HVAC, Chiller, and Maintenance from a Technical College and 1 Year Operating Experiences

Examination - Written Test 50 Question Multiple Choice Multiple Choice

Licensed to Operate after successfully passing test:

  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP-110 BHP / LP-450 BHP
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - 100 ton

Test will include competency and proficiency questions in the below listed areas

  • Facility Plant Safety
  • Maintenance and Trouble Shooting Principles
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Types of Maintenance
  • Service and Repair Principles
  • Print Reading
  • P&ID and Electrical
  • Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Types, Trouble Shooting, Lubrication & Maintenance
  • Electrical Systems
  • Power Distribution, Print Reading, Circuits, Testing, Trouble Shooting & Maintenance
  • Electronic Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Electronic System Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Operation, Configuration, Components, Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
  • Boiler Systems
  • Operation, Configuration, Components, Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
  • HVAC Systems
  • Operation, Configuration, Components, Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Components, Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
  • Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Facility Efficiency, Auditing & Implementation