Often times when having conversations with other Power Engineers studying for their Power Engineering exams I get asked.
“What is the easiest order to write your Power Engineering exams?”
I’ve also seen this question asked on Power Engineer’s Annonymous and Power Engineer Central Forum throughout the years.
Usually, you don’t have much choice on which order you write your exams when you’re enrolled in school. Other times when you self-study you’ll have complete control. I had to start somewhere. So the one assumption I made is you start with 4A and then continue from 4th to 1st Class.
I should clear one thing up before we get into the path I would take to tackle my exams. And that is, you’ll notice the path I took is much different than the path I’m recommending. This is because on December 1, 2013, the rules of the game changed.
Before December 1, 2013, you had to complete your steam time and have it approved before you were able to write your Part B examinations.
After December 1, 2013, you can now write Part A or Part B examinations regardless of whether your steam time has been completed.
This has now led to many options for you to choose from to complete your exams. Hopefully, this summary will be a valuable aid when deciding what is the easiest order to write your power engineering exams.
Results From My Power Engineering Exams
What is your charitable donation total to your boiler branch?
Which order have you taken to write your examinations to date?
Easiest Order To Write Your Power Engineering Exams
These Power Engineering statistics are referenced from the ABSA website.
You can find theses examinations stats and many more here: Power Engineering Statistics For Alberta
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Easiest & Hardest 3rd Class Power Engineering Exams
Easiest & Hardest 2nd Class Power Engineering Exams
Easiest & Hardest 1st Class Power Engineering Exams
3rd Class Power Engineering Study Material
2nd Class Power Engineering Study Material
1st Class Power Engineering Study Material
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Do you agree or disagree with this order? If you disagree, what changes would you make and why? I’ll have no problem making changes if it’ll make it easier for everyone.
Note: After writing this post I realized. The path could be quite different depending on which level of Power Engineering certification you desire to obtain. For now, though, I will leave it from 4th to 1st.
In January 3B1 is targeted to become a multiple choice exam. This could impact what the easiest order to write your power engineering exams.
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