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Notice of Examination for 3B1 exams

An examination candidate should contact the applicable jurisdiction for specific application information. Each jurisdiction may coordinate its application and invigilation for examination differently.

A candidate is allowed to use, and may be provided, the following items in the examination room:

  • Act and Regulations for the examining Jurisdiction;
  • CSA B51, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code;
  • CSA B52, Mechanical Refrigeration Code;
  • Extract for CSA B51 & CSA B52 Codes;
  • ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes except for Sections VI and VII;
  • The 2007ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Academic Extract and Supplement produced by PanGlobal Training Systems;
  • ASME/ANSI B31.1 Pressure Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping Code;
  • Handbook of Formulae and Physical Constants, Steam Tables and Refrigeration Tables are normally provided;
  • A non-technical dictionary provided by the local jurisdiction;
  • Pens and pencils;
  • Non-programmable calculator see important note and
  • Drawing instruments and drawing templates.
  • (Normally, the above items are useful for all classes of examination.)


  • The candidate must provide picture ID to the Examiner prior to the examination.
  • No cell phone or any electronic communication devices are allowed to be brought into the examination room.
  • The items referenced above must be shown to the examiner for approval.
  • No other reference material is allowed.
  • Important: If your calculator is programmable, you must reset it in the company of the examiner so that the examiner is sure that all memories are clear. Or the examiner may request that you remove the battery to erase all memory. This may be done during your examination time, so be aware that you may have less time to complete your exam. If the memories do not clear by resetting the calculator or by removing the battery, the calculator shall not be used. Also, if your calculator fails to function after reset or battery removal, the examiner is not responsible and you may be at a significant disadvantage.
  • The information in the 1983 Edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Academic Extract is outdated. Using this 1983 Edition of the ASME Extract for any power engineering examination is not recommended. Besides using the 2007 Edition of the ASME Academic Extract and Supplement, candidates may use the current edition of the ASME Code.

Contact your local jurisdiction to find out the details.