Power Plant Operating Engineer First Class

ASOPE® offers an opportunity to obtain a Power Plant Operating Engineer - First Class license. A list of qualifications that are required to receive your Power Plant Operating Engineer - First Class license are outlined below. Requirements include being 18+ of age, a high school diploma/GED or equivalent, and four years minimum experience as a Power Plant Operating Engineer.

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 piping systems, power plant advanced electricity, turbine generators and emergency diesel systems and other associated equipment. Upon completion of the Power Plant Operating Engineer - First 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 Power Plant Operating Engineer - First Class license, please contact the ASOPE® national office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - Adult
  • Education - High School Diploma / GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - Four years
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Minimum time in previous grade - One year or one year in grade as a Facility Operating Engineer Chief
  • Maximum Prime Mover Horsepower (Unsupervised) - Unlimited
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP - Unlimited / LP Unlimited
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - Unlimited

Curriculum at the Minimum:

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