The Inter-Provincial Power Engineering Curriculum Committee (IPECC) is an open ad hoc subcommittee of SOPEEC. This committee allows Industry, Educators and Jurisdictional Representatives to work together to keep the Power Engineering Curricula and Approved Learning Materials relevant with the technological and legislative changes that are taking place in power, refrigeration and heating plants across Canada. IPECC also provides SOPEEC with suggested updates to the Power Engineering syllabi for all levels of Power Engineering.
The National Association of Power Engineers (N.A.P.E.) is the oldest engineering association in the United States, organized in October of 1882. Active for 135 years now, N.A.P.E. is dedicated to the purpose of providing engineering career advancement through our educational opportunities.
The Standardization of Power Engineering Examinations Committee (SOPEEC) is to develop and promote the utilization of a uniform national standard for the qualification, examination and certification of Power Engineers which will meet the needs of industry and provide for the protection of the public in the operation of power, heating, and refrigeration plants. The committee is composed of representatives from all the Canadian jurisdictions and reports directly the Association of Chief Inspectors (ACI). SOPEEC works closely with the Interprovincial Power Engineering Curriculum Committee (IPECC) in the developing examinations, curriculum and the syllabus for the various levels of Power Engineers. SOPEEC representatives bring to this committee varying backgrounds that range from Power Engineering, Professional Engineering, various recognized Canadian Red Seal Trades, and education.