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  Why Get Certified?
  Obtaining Certification
  Qualifications Needed for Certification
  Licensing the Engineer
  Notes of Relevance
  Renewing Your Certification

Why Get Certified?
1. Pending Legislation - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has published a standard qualification for fossil fuel operators to meet the Clean Air Act of 1990.

2. For Career Improvement - Because the health and safety of many people depend upon the proper operation and functioning of engineering equipment, an engineer must operate and maintain equipment according to state and local laws and codes. As a lower grade power engineer, they are under the general direction of a chief engineer or engineer holding a higher grade license whose license is equal to or above the requirements needed to operate the plant. They are to perform those duties prescribed by the higher grade engineer. As they advance their licenses through experience and study, they become qualified to take charge of an entire engineering plant operation. Through on-the-job training and application of study courses, a power engineer attains the skills and knowledge required.

3. To Demonstrate Worth and Stability in Job Market - Licensed power engineers have demonstrated their worth and stability in the job marketplace by having clearly established a level of competency.

4. To Provide School Curriculum Accreditation - The board will establish a list of subjects covering the experiences and technical knowledge required for each classification. Examinations are based on the proper curricula for all grades. By using these guides and text books suggested, any candidate can prepare for current examinations.

Obtaining Certification
In order to obtain NIULPE certification, you must fill out an official application, pay the required fees, report for and complete the appropriate examination with a satisfactory score of >70%.

You must also have a person who holds a license one level higher than the level for which you wish to be examined sign your application. That license holder is attesting to, (1) your qualifications to hold the license desired, and (2) your ability to do the level of responsible work normal to that license level.

In Atlanta, the examinations are administered the third Saturday of every third month, i.e., February, May, August and November.

If you fail the examination on the first try, you must wait until the next scheduled examination period to be reexamined. After your third failure, you will be required to wait a minimum of twelve months prior to any further reexamination. Each examination requires that the examination fee be paid. When you pass an examination, an additional fee of $40.00 must be paid for you to receive the particular license certificate and pocket card for the current year.

Annual Renewal Fee is now $50.00, if paid prior to 4/1, then a late fee of $50.00 is also charged.

Application Fees & Examination Fees are:
$45.00 for Application plus $45.00 for 5th Class Engineer's Exam
$45.00 for Application plus $45.00 for 4th Class Engineer's Exam
$45.00 for Application plus $45.00 for 3rd Class Engineer's Exam
$50.00 for Application plus $45.00 for 2nd Class Engineer's Exam
$60.00 for Application plus $45.00 for 1st Class Engineer's Exam
$70.00 for Application plus $45.00 for Chief Engineer's Exam
$70.00 for Application plus $45.00 for Examiner Commission Exam
$70.00 for Application plus $45.00 for Technical Instructor Commission Exam

When exam is passed an additional $45.00 fee is charged for the initial issue of the License Certificate & Pocket Card. They are sent via USPS on or after 11/1 each year.

Any payment of the renewal fee received later than 4/1 of the year of renewal requires an additional $45.00 as a late payment penalty. Whether or not you acknowledge receipt of an invoice, you are not relieved of the late penalty. It is each individual license holder's responsibility to assure that renewal payments are sent and received on time. All address changes, name changes, phone changes, etc., are to be immediately sent to the attention of the Secretary, G.S.A.N.I.U.L.P.E.

Any group of License Candidates in Georgia greater than ten people which desires to be examined on-site can schedule with the Secretary to have the same to be administered. If in adjacent States, where no NIULPE Chartered Examining Board exists, the group size must be at least fifteen. Charges for Examiners' traveling expenses will be added if more than 50 statute miles from the geographic center of Atlanta, Georgia.

Questions about the licensing process should be directed to the Examining Board Secretary of the G.S.A.N.I.U.L.P.E.

Qualifications Needed for Certification

FOURTH CLASS ENGINEER
Application/Exam Fee/Initial Issue of License Certificate - $45.00/$45.00/$45.00 = $135.00
Minimum Age - 18
Education Required - Two years High School, Two years approved apprenticeship, or approved OJT
Experience Required - Two years minimum
Examination Required - Oral, Written, or Practical
Maximum Engine (Prime Mover) horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - 500HP
Maximum Boiler Horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - LP - 150 HP; HP - 25 BHP
Refrigeration License (Unsupervised) - 100 tons

THIRD CLASS ENGINEER
Application/Exam Fee/Initial Issue of License Certificate - $45.00/$45.00/$45.00 = $135.00
Minimum age - 20
Education Required - High School Grad. or GED, Three years approved apprenticeship, or approved OJT
Experience Required - Three years minimum
Examination Required - Oral, Written, or Practical
Minimum Time in Previous Grade - One Year or Examiners Discretion
Maximum Engine (Prime Mover) Horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - 1000 HP
Maximum Boiler Horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - LP - Unlimited; HP - 200 BHP
Refrigeration Licensed (Unsupervised) - 500 tons

SECOND CLASS LICENSE
Application/Exam Fee/Initial Issue of License Certificate - $50.00/$45.00/$45.00 = $140.00
Examiner Expense � Add extra $10.00
Minimum Age - 21
Education Required - High School, Four years approved apprenticeship or approved OJT
Experience Required - Four years minimum
Examination Required - Oral, Written, or Practical
Minimum time in previous grade - One Year or Examiners' Discretion
Maximum Engine (Prime Mover) requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - 2500 BHP
Refrigeration License (Unsupervised) - 1000 tons

FIRST CLASS ENGINEER
Application/Exam Fee/Initial Issue of License Certificate - $60.00/$45.00/$45.00 = $150.00
Examiner Expense � Add extra $20.00
Education Required - High School, Technical School, Job Experience
Experience Required - Six years minimum
Examination Required - Oral, Written, or Practical
Minimum time in previous grade - Two years or Examiners' Discretion
Maximum Engine (Prime Mover) horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - 7500 HP
Maximum Boiler Horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - 1500 BHP
Refrigeration License (Unsupervised) - 5000 tons

CHIEF ENGINEER
Application/Exam Fee/Initial Issue of License Certificate - $70.00/$45.00/$45.00 = $160.00
Examiner Expense � Add extra $30.00
Education Required - High School, Technical School, Plant and Management Experience
Experience Required - Ten years
Examination Required - Oral, Written, or Practical
Minimum time in previous grade - Four years or Examiners' Discretion
Maximum Engine (Prime Mover) Horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - UNLIMITED
Maximum Boiler Horsepower requiring licensed power engineer (Unsupervised) - UNLIMITED
Refrigeration License (Unsupervised) - UNLIMITED

EXAMINING ENGINEER
Application/Exam Fee/Initial Issue of License Certificate - $70.00/$45.00/$45.00 = $160.00
Examiner Expense � Add extra $30.00
Education Required - Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Experience Required - Twelve years
Prerequisite - Chief Engineer's License
Examination Required - Written

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR
Application/Exam Fee/Initial Issue of License Certificate - $70.00/$45.00/$45.00 = $160.00
Examiner Expense � Add extra $30.00
Education Required - Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Experience Required - Twelve years
Prerequisite - Chief Engineer's License
Examination Required - Written

Licensing the Engineer
The National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) is a third party licensing agency that acts on a national level for power engineers and those associated with the profession. It is a formal structure through which a person in power engineering may establish a level of uniform competence with national recognition.
 

Notes of Relevance
Thank you for your interest in the licensing program offered by the N.I.U.L.P.E., INC. You must fill out an official application, pay the required fees, report for and complete the appropriate examination with a satisfactory score of >70% to complete your certification process.

You must have a person who holds a license at least one license level higher than the level for which you wish to be examined sign your application. That license holder is attesting to, (1) your qualifications to hold the license desired, and (2) your ability to do the level of responsible work normal to that license level.

In Atlanta, GA, examinations are administered by the GSANIULPE, INC. Board of Examining Engineers on the third Saturday of every third month, i.e., February, May, August and November. Normally, Walk-in Candidate are not allowed. If allowed, you must be accompanied by someone licensed by NIULPE, INC. and who knows your work and is willing to sign your application that day. Otherwise, you may be asked to wait until the next examination period.

If you fail any examination on the first try, you must wait until the next scheduled examination period to be re-examined. After a third failure, you are required to wait a minimum of twelve months prior to any further re-examination. Each examination requires that all the required fees be paid. When you pass an examination, an additional fee of $45.00 is charged for you to receive the particular license certificate and pocket card for the current year.

The annual renewal fee is $45.00, beginning January 1.  Any payment of the renewal fee received later than 4/1 of the year of renewal requires an additional $45.00 as a late payment penalty. Whether or not you acknowledge receipt of an invoice, you are not relieved of the late penalty. It is each individual license holder's responsibility to assure that renewal payments are sent and received on time. All address changes, name changes, phone changes, etc., are to be immediately sent to the attention of the Secretary, GSANIULPE, INC.

Any group of License Candidates in Georgia greater than ten people that desires to be examined on-site can schedule with the Secretary to have the same to be administered. If in adjacent States, where no NIULPE, INC. Chartered Examining Board exists, the group size must be at least fifteen. Charges for Examiners' traveling expenses will be added if more than 50 statute miles from the geographic center of Atlanta, Georgia.

Questions about the licensing process should be directed to the Examining Board Secretary of the GSANIULPE, INC.

NOTICE OF IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS IN ALL NIULPE, INC. JURISDICTIONS
1. All license examination candidates must make application and pay the examination fee prior to the actual date of the examination.
2. All license examination candidates must show up on the scheduled date shown in the notification of examination approval letter or forfeit the application/examination fee.
3. Applications for examination and appropriate fees must have been received one-month prior to the scheduled examination date.
4. Check your letter for the exact date and place of your examination.
5. Any fee paid by check or money order must have cleared the bank prior to approval to participate in the licensing examination process.
6. Do not send cash with any application! If cash is inadvertently sent and processed in time, approval may or may not be forthcoming to attend a requested examination date.
7. Your examination may be rescheduled by NIULPE, Inc., due to poor attendance and/or application responses.
8. Any applicant not receiving a letter or approval should not show up at the examination location expecting to be accommodated.
9. Candidates for examination with the approval letter shall only be allowed to take the scheduled examination delineated in the letter.
10. Examinations shall not be scored on the day of the examination by the attending Proctors/Examiners.
11. Results of the examination taken will be communicated to the license candidate only after the official results have been determined by the National Office of the NIULPE, Inc.
12. The license candidate shall then pay the Initial Certificate & Pocket Card Issue Fee of $45.00.
13. After receipt of the certificate & pocket card fee, the appropriate License Certificate and Pocket Card will be mailed to the licensee by the National Office or the Jurisdiction.
14. Current and correct Licensee data must be communicated to the NIULPE, Inc. within 30 calendar days of any change in the Licensee's mailing status.
15. Any data left blank on the NIULPE data sheet, application, examination form or other pertinent requested information shall be grounds for delayed approval of license renewal or license examination.

Renewing Your Certification
OFFICIAL INVOICE FOR LICENSE RENEWAL FOR THE YEAR
The renewal of your license is very important. Please send your remittance to the below address. Make the check or money order payable to the �GSANIULPE, INC.�. Indicate on the check or money order the person or persons license number. Payment of current dues means payment for the current year. For payment of past years, there is a late payment fee of $45.00 per year, plus the regular renewal fee for that particular year. For payment of past years, you must contact the GSANIULPE, INC. Secretary to determine eligibility to do so without the need to be re-examined.

By action of the National NIULPE, INC. Board of Directors and the GSANIULPE, INC. Board of Examining Engineers (BOEE), the amount due for renewal in the year is $45.00, if paid prior to April 1. If paid after April 1, a $45.00 late fee must be included in the submittal.

Remember that your annual renewal license fee is due and payable on or before January 1.

Invoices are sent to the last known address of the licensee. If you did not receive your personal invoice, it is because you failed to notify the GSANIULPE, INC. Secretary of the change. If you received your invoice due to the USPS forwarding your mail to you, please contact the GSANIULPE, INC. Secretary so that the files are always up to date. You should receive your current license certificate and pocket card no later than the middle of January, if your renewal fee is received on or before January 1.

DO NOT SEND YOUR RENEWAL FEE TO THE NIULPE NATIONAL OFFICE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR OR FOR ANY PREVIOUS YEARS YOU MAY HAVE BEEN IN ARREARS UNLESS NOTIFIED TO DO SO BY THE GSANIULPE, INC. SECRETARY. Send your payment to:
    GSANIULPE, INC.
    11100 Bowen Road
    Roswell, GA 30075-2241
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING PARTICIPATION IN THE NIULPE, INC. LICENSING PROGRAM!

Thanking you in advance for renewing,
Jack W. Arnold, Chief Examining Engineer
Examining Board President