2nd Class Examinations
It is suggested that candidates contact the applicable jurisdiction for specific application information. Each jurisdiction may coordinate its applications for examination differently. Examination questions for 2nd class examinations are all essay, narrative, sketch and describe, calculation or code type questions.
In all jurisdictions obtaining a 2nd class certificate of competency requires successful completion of 6 examinations. The A1, A2, A3, B1*, B2, and B3 examinations are comprised of 7 questions worth 20 marks each. The candidate must choose the 5 that he/she wishes to attempt. If over 5 questions are attempted only the first 5 questions attempted will be marked.
(*NOTE: The B1 examinations contains a drafting question valued at 20 marks that must be attempted.)
To pass a 2nd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted for each examination paper.
In most jurisdictions 2nd class examinations are 3.5 hours in length.
Code questions for the 2nd class are provided in both imperial and metric (SI). In most jurisdictions, the candidate is responsible for providing the required code books.
All code questions will be built to the 2007 ASME Code. While older codes may be allowed in the examination all answers will be to the 2007 Code.
See General Examination Information for what some jurisdictions normally allow to be brought into the examination room by the candidate.