Fifth Class Textbook Set

New Release – Fifth Class Textbook Set (Edition 3.5)

We are excited to announce the release of the Power Engineering Fifth Class textbook, Edition 3.5!

This set prepares learners to write the SOPEEC Fifth Class Power Engineer Certification of Competency examination in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. Other jurisdictions may recommend this three-volume set for the certification examinations of low-pressure heating plants. The Fifth Class textbook set is available for purchase in print and eBook format through our website. 

Features and Upgrades

This edition includes the following features and upgrades:

  • Twelve months of access to online learning media and self-assessments
  • Updated refrigeration content, and the removal of Freon topics, to align with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
  • Latest codes, standards, and regulations 
  • Clarifications and corrections 


This set covers the following topics:

  • Book 1: Low-Pressure Boiler Components and Operation 
  • Book 2: Elements of Human Comfort in Facility Operation 
  • Book 3: Basic Physical Science, Safety, and Regulation for Facility Operation 

Note: This three-volume set (Ed. 3.5) and the Power Engineering Fifth Class Edition 3.2 are the only single source of printed learning material approved by both IPECC and SOPEEC to meet the syllabus and curriculum standards required to successfully prepare for the Fifth Class Power Engineer Certificate of Competency examination.