Power Engineering Exam

What changes are being made to the Power Engineering Exams and when will you see them?

What's new with the SOPEEC Exams

Here’s what we’ve learned and what you should expect from the new SOPEEC Power Engineering Exams this year.

The Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee (SOPEEC) has announced a change in multiple choice exam format for power engineers starting January 1, 2023. Instead of 150 questions and 3.5 hours, the new format will have 100 questions and a 3-hour time limit. As a result of this change in format, the exam will be more efficient and aligned with 2nd class exams, while still maintaining industry safety standards.

Jurisdictions across Canada were expected to adopt this change. However, it has been brought to our attention that some jurisdictions are postponing these changes until March 1, 2023. For example; Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and in British Columbia, the Technical Safety BC (TSBC). As a result, students in these jurisdictions will have more time to prepare for the new format.

Furthermore, it is also important to note that the 2A3 exam has been changed as well.  This was a written test  and will be changed to a multiple choice test as of January 1st, 2023. The same 100 question, 3 hour timed structure will be in place. However, this change will also face the same March adoption in certain jurisdictions. For students used to taking written exams, this is a big change, so make sure you adjust your study plan accordingly.

How Power Engineering 101 is Adjusting

It is important for power engineers to be aware of these changes. We advise you to contact your governing body to confirm the exam format. It can be stressful for students preparing for the power engineering exam, but we are here to help. In order to stay up to date with the latest changes in the power engineering exam format, we have already updated our materials. Students are responsible for verifying the format with their jurisdiction, however.

As a power engineering student, it is important to stay informed and up to date with the latest changes and developments in the field. We will continue to provide the most current and accurate information to help you succeed in your power engineering studies. To reflect the new 100-question exam structure, we will update our exam breakdowns as more student feedback is received.

Take note of the changes in exam format and don’t get caught off guard. Take advantage of our services today to increase your chances of success on your power engineering exam. We understand the importance of passing the exam and we believe in your ability to do so. You will be well on your way to achieving your goals as a power engineer with our support and guidance.

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