2 Courses Required

Fifth Class prepares students to take the Provincial Fifth Class Power Engineering exam or the equivalent low-pressure heating plant certificate provincial exam.

Provinces may recommend this course as study material for heating plant certificate examinations other than Fifth Class. In Alberta, this course credits six-months work experience towards the required 12 months. If you are outside of Alberta, please contact your local boiler branch for more information regarding government certification. The price for this course does not include the cost of textbooks.

Please note: Students are unable to transfer between Classroom and Online offerings of the theory course. To switch between Classroom and Online offerings, students must withdraw from their current course and register in their desired course.

Program Outcomes

In this program you cover the following units:

  • Acts and Codes
  • Applied Science
  • Safety
  • Welding and Plumbing
  • Pumps, Piping and Valves
  • Boiler Details
  • Boiler Fittings


This program is eligible for funding through the Canada Alberta Job Grant (CAJG).

Career Opportunities

Taking this Fifth Class Power Engineering training is a starting point into a Power Engineering career.  Once you have completed both the Theory and the Lab portion (or 6 months of related experience) explore your career opportunities as an operator in a power plant or heating plant such as in hospitals, hotels, schools, office buildings or apartment buildings.

Additional Details


Application for Fifth Class Power Engineering Certificate of Achievement
Successfully complete at least 1 of the courses below, then declare your intention to complete this certificate by clicking on the Apply Now button.  You will be notified of acceptance and given further direction regarding the completion of this Certificate.
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