Special Boiler Operators

Upcoming Dunmore Dates:

January 14 & 29th, February 12th, February 27th, March 17th, March 31st.

Contact us to book Boiler training at your site.

Duration: 8-10 hours

Application Forms must be submitted 21 days prior to the exam date.  Complete forms 66 and 66a.  ABSA recommends completing this fillable word document over handwriting.  Once form is completed email to admin@fssafetybuzz.ca for approval by ABSA.  Forms must be completed in full.  

This is a non-standardized certificate of competency issued by Alberta. It is a site-specific certificate of competency that certifies the operator to supervise a power plant of a capacity not exceeding 250 kW.

It is important to note that a person who has earned this certificate is eligible to operate the boiler at one specific site only. Currently, this certificate of competency is not subject to annual renewal.


Requirements for this certificate are:

Government issued Photo I.D is required for the exam.

Acceptance by ABSA

Prepayment of the course.  


Exam Qualifications:

To qualify to take a Special Boiler Operator’s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must currently be employed in the operation of a power plant that has a capacity not exceeding 250 kW.


Exam Instructions:

A Special Boiler Operator’s Certificate of Competency examination consists of questions relating to the subjects contained in the current reference syllabus established by the Administrator for the Special Boiler Operator’s Certificate of Competency examination. The examination consists of one (1) examination paper with 50 multiple-choice questions, 1.5 hours duration.

To pass a Special Boiler Operator’s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must receive at least 65% of the total marks allotted for the examination.


Detailed information in regard to this examination can be found in the Special Boiler Operator Reference Syllabus (AB-57).

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