Power Plant Operating Engineer Second Class

ASOPE® offers an opportunity to obtain a Power Plant Operating Engineer - Second Class license. A list of qualifications that are required to receive your Power Plant Operating Engineer - Second Class license are outlined below. Requirements include being the minimum age of 20 years old, a high school diploma/GED or equivalent, and three 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 intermediate instrumentation, power plant intermediate extraction steam heater systems, and power plant intermediate computer management. Upon completion of the Facility Operating Engineer - Second 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 - Second Class license, please contact the ASOPE® national office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age - 20
  • Education - High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - Three years
  • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary)
  • Minimum time in previous grade - One Year
  • Maximum Prime Mover Horsepower (Unsupervised) - 2500
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP - 600 BHP / LP Unlimited BHP
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - 1000 tons

Curriculum at the Minimum:

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