Power Plant Operating Engineer Chief

Ready to become a licensed Power Plant Operating Engineer - Chief? ASOPE® offers the opportunity to obtain your Power Plant Operating Engineer - Chief license. The list of qualifications that are required to receive your Power Plant Operating Engineer - Chief license are outlined below. Some of the requirements include being 18+ in age, a high school diploma/GED or equivalent, and a minimum of five years experience in Power Plant Operation Engineering.

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, power plant steam generator construction and types, power plant instrumentation, and power plant backflow prevention. Upon completion of your Power Plant Operating Engineer - Chief license exam, an ASOPE® representative will notify you of a "pass" or "fail" status. If failed, you will be offered additional opportunities to retake the Power Plant Operating Engineer Chief exam. Please review our Failed Test Procedures to learn more.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Power Plant Operating Engineer - Chief license, please contact the ASOPE® national office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - Adult
  • Education - High School Diploma / GED or equivalent
  • Experience - Five years
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Minimum time in previous grade - One year
  • Prime Mover Horsepower (unsupervised) - Unlimited
  • Maximum Boiler Size (unsupervised) HP - Unlimited BHP - LP - Unlimited BHP
  • Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (unsupervised) - Unlimited tons

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Power Plant Safety
  • Power Plant Steam Generator Construction and Types
  • Power Plant Water Chemistry
  • Power Plant Condensate and Feedwater Treatment and Equipment
  • Power Plant Steam Generator Combustion Air and Flue Gas System and Equipment
  • Power Plant Steam Generator Fuel System and Equipment
  • Power Plant Water-Steam Heating System and Equipment
  • Power Plant Steam Generator Fittings and Accessories
  • Power Plant Instrumentation
  • Power Plant Compressed Air System and Equipment
  • Power Plant Combustion and Combustion Equipment
  • Power Plant Electricity
  • Power Plant Math-Science
  • Power Plant Turbine Construction and Associated Equipment
  • Power Plant Condenser and Circulating Water System and Equipment
  • Power Plant Extraction Steam and Heaters and Associated Equipment
  • Power Plant Air Conditioning / Refrigeration
  • Power Plant Environmental Equipment
  • Power Plant Combustion Byproduct Disposal and Removal
  • Power Plant Backflow Prevention
  • Emergency Diesel Systems and Associated Equipment
  • Power Plant Personnel Management
  • Power Plant Computer Management
  • Power Plant Preventative Maintenance
  • Power Plant Steam Generator Inspection
  • Power Plant Boiler Testing