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Special Oilwell Operator

This is a non-standardized certificate of competency issued by Alberta. It certifies the operator to operate transportable power plants, with capacity up to 1000 kW, at drilling sites.

This in not a site specific certificate.

The certificate is subject to the annual renewal fee.

Upcoming Dates:    FALL 2021

Application Forms must be submitted 21 days prior to the exam date.

Dunmore @ Safety Buzz Campus

Sept. 29, Oct. 19, Oct. 29, Nov. 10, Nov. 23, Dec 8, Dec 22

Calgary @ TBD -> (Port-O-Call or Irwin's Safety)

Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 3.


Contact us to book Boiler training at your site.

Duration: 8-10 hours


� Complete form�AB-144.

� 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.��

Requirements for this certificate are:

  • Previous Certificate: none
  • Educational Prerequisites: none
  • Acceptance by ABSA
  • Photo ID
  • Prepayment of Course

Exam Qualifications:

  • obtained 6 months� experience in an installation that involves a boiler or boilers operating as part of a transportable power plant at a drilling or hydrocarbon production site, or
  • successfully completed a vocational course in boiler operation satisfactory to the Administrator.

Exam Instructions:

  • A Special Oilwell Operator�s Certificate of Competency examination must consist of questions relating to the subjects contained in the current reference syllabus established by the Administrator for the Special Oilwell Operator�s Certificate of Competency examination.
  • The exam consists of one (1) examination paper with 100 multiple-choice questions, 3 hours duration.
  • To pass a Special Oilwell Operator�s Certificate of Competency examination, a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the total marks allotted for the examination.
  • To apply for examination please click here.

Detailed information in regard to this examination can be found in the Special Oilwell Reference Syllabus (AB-56).