FAQS

What is a Standardized Certificate?

Answer:
A Standardized Certificate (sometimes referred to as an Interprovincial Certificate) is earned as a result of a candidate attempting and successfully passing Standardized Power Engineering Examinations in any Province or Territory in Canada. The Standardized Certificate is similar in appearance to a Provincial Certificate however the Standardized Certificate usually includes an Interprovincial Seal.

Is my Standardized Certificate good in any Province or Territory?

Answer:
Yes. As an example, if you have a Third Class Standardized Certificate from Newfoundland, and you relocate to Saskatchewan, you must apply to Saskatchewan for a Saskatchewan Third Class Standardized Certificate.

What do I need if I relocate?

Answer:
As an example, you are relocating from Nova Scotia to Alberta because you plan to work in Alberta. You must bring a valid Nova Scotia Certificate and present it to the Alberta Jurisdiction (ABSA).  Alberta will then contact Nova Scotia for the required information, and this may take several days. Once all is in order, you are eligible to purchase a new Alberta Power Engineering Certification.

If I go to work in a different Province or Territory, do I need a Certificate from the new Province or Territory?

Answer:
Yes, you must make application for a Certificate from the Jurisdiction where you are employed.

Where do I write Examinations?

Answer:
It is recommended that you write examinations in the Jurisdiction where you are employed. However, you must meet the Regulatory requirements for the examination in the Jurisdiction where you apply to write.

If I change jobs or relocate, can I write some examination papers in one Jurisdiction and some in another?

Answer:
Yes. The marks from your original examinations can be forwarded to the new Jurisdiction. You will get credit according to the Regulations governing the new Jurisdiction.

If I relocate to a new Province or Territory, what rules apply to me?

Answer:
You must get a copy of the Acts and Regulations which apply to the new Jurisdiction and become familiar with them. You are subject to and must abide by those Acts and Regulations. If you are going to work there, you must make application to, and receive a Certificate from, that Jurisdiction.

Can I get my examination results over the telephone?

Answer:
Most jurisdictions do not provide examination results over the telephone. The Jurisdiction (examiner) cannot provide confidential information over the telephone or fax. The examination results are emailed or mailed to a home address. However, in some Jurisdictions, you may appear in person and produce picture ID to obtain examination results.

If I have a Provincial (not a standardized) Certificate can I get the same Class of Certificate if I relocate to a new Province or Territory?

Answer:
Yes. Contact the applicable Jurisdiction and discuss.