National Association of Stationary Operating Engineers Accreditation Program
What is National Accreditation?
The National Association of Stationary Operating Engineers grants accreditation by recognizing educational and training institutions who maintain license learning programs that instructs to NASOE national standards of license examinations.
The program was created by the National Education Committee to improve schools and training facilities in quality and consistency in their learning program, whether school based or industrial based learning programs that matches Nationals licensure programs for competency.
As part of the national accreditation the school must have relationships with industry and sponsors.
National Accreditation is based on License Learning Program categories, and there are seven-license programs:
Chillers Engineer (3rd to 1st)
Low-Pressure Boiler Operator (2nd to 1st)
Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineering (3rd to Chief)
Gas Turbine Engineering (3rd to 1st)
CCCT (Combined Cycle with Combustion Turbine) Engineer (3rd to Chief)
Power Station Engineering (3rd to Chief)
High-Temperature Hot Water Engineers (3rd to 1st)
Why National Accreditation, for your License Learning Program?
First, you are providing consistency and a high-level of professionalism in training that benefits industry and therefore the students.
National Accreditation provides the students with confidence that your learning program is of high-quality.
Industry or employers have assurances license-holders from your license learning program are properly trained and competent.
An increase in student enrollment.
You can facilitate "Starter Licenses" for the license programs that have entry level licensure.
To Summarize, what is National Accreditation requirements:
You must be incorporated, chartered or otherwise legally-recognized as a business entity, operating as a school or training organization for HVAC, stationary engineering / power engineering / refrigeration and chillers subject matters.
You must have a proper training facility that is conducive to learning and relationships with industry and sponsors.
You must put in practice the license learning program and do what you say you are going to do.
Expect a site visit and have certified instructor(s) and qualified staff. You must have an acceptable record-keeper policy, records and documents.
You will need a QA (Quality Assurance) measures in-place and have Self-Audits Mechanisms for instructors and the program. Also, show what and how you instruct in the learning environment.
Educational Committee & Board of Examiners
212 Elmwood Ave Ext., Suite 500
Gloversville, NY 12078
Accreditation Cost Considerations
Application & Manual Fee
Examining Agencies are exempt from Application and Manual Fee.
A Frequently Asked Question:
If I follow all of the requirements [can I still] teach a [license] refresher class?
A qualified "No." A license refresher training program can be accredited when all National components are included such as 'Theory' and other licensure components, and you follow the accreditation manual and practices.
Remember, your instructional and learning methods must follow the reference publication: Instructors and Their Jobs by Miller and Miller; therefore, 'teaching to the test' would not be accepted.
How long is the accreditation good for and is there additional fees?
National Accreditation is for (5) Five-Years with is a modest annual fee for each of the four-years after the initial first year.