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Gas Turbine Licensure Program (SCCT - Simple Cycle Combustion Turbines):

National

The Gas Turbine Licensure Program also known as a SCCT - Simple (Brayton) Cycle or Combustion Turbine includes micro-turbines, marine gas turbines, large frame combustion turbines license for gas turbines or combustion turbines that are being used in a stand-alone application driving generators, main engines, and compressors

 

Master Chief

This License Certificate requires Continuing Educational Contact Hours (CEH) of 3-hours per year for an Accredited Institution or 4-hours per year for a non-accredited entity. Exemptions and further qualifications for CEHs can by found at this link: CEHs Requirements and Why.

Recognized entities or services should fill-out an application, for they produce Gas Turbine Operators using industry and school based instruction with competitive exams.

      • If you are a USGC Merchant Marine and Graduate of a Maritime Academy and hold a 3rd, 2nd, 1st, or Chiefs rating for Gas Turbine Propulsion Plants with experience and have Marinars Credentials and proper documentation you are encouraged to submit your application.
      • US Navy active duty personnel with Gas Turbine experience as GSE, GSM, EM, HT, DC, EN, and MM including LCACs, then National's US Navy Liaison Program encourages you to contact us at Contact National Directly and briefly discribe your experience.
      • US Navy active duty personnel rated as an Aviation Machinist Mate with experience with JF, TF, CF, CFM or large aero gas turbines should apply for a gas turbine license, , then National's US Navy Liaison Program encourages you to contact us at Contact National Directly and briefly discribe your experience.
      • USAF Enlisted Training School Graduates with extensive experience with Large Engines Aerospace-Propulsion Gas Turbines with supporting documentation, USAF Technical Training School Diploma with DD214s we encourage you to submit an application. Contact one of National's Special Liaisons.

To obtain a National license please Apply today, visit one of our Agency Schools, Training Institutions, or Colleges and submit your application with them today!

If you are from a Maritime or Service School with a gas turbine curriculum and want to facilitate licencing and/or Accreditation then Contact Us.

 

Chief Gas Turbine Engineer

A Chief Engineer of gas turbines is intended for a management / supervisory role as the "Chief Engineer" or as a Technical Representative. Having overall responsibility as a manager and supervisor for gas turbine drive plants/facilities or fleet of gas turbines including employees and equipment. This license is also intended for US Navy MPA and E7-9 personnel and other EOOW qualified at some period with a title of Chief, Senior Chief and Master Chief.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Gas Turbine Engineer Chief's exam is to meet one of the requirements below:

      1. At least 3-years (6000-hours) experience working in Gas Turbine Plant(s).
      2. Have a two (2) year technical degree in science/technologies with 2-year (4000-hours) experience working in Gas Turbine Plant(s).
      3. Have one-year (2000-hours) 'in-grade' as a First (1st) Class Gas Turbine Engineer.
      4. Have a Professional Engineering license and 12-months (2000-hours) experience working in Gas Turbine Plant(s).

A Chief Engineer of a Gas Turbine Plant can operate all platforms regardless of gas turbine size. Training will be needed for the specific machinery. The Chief Engineer's license is intended what personnel identifies as chief of the plant or facility.

Reference materials to study from are going through a selection process. Examination questions come from these books:

      1. Under Reveiw and Selection Process.
      2. Under Reveiw and Selection Process.
      3. Under Reveiw and Selection Process.
      4. Industrial Maintenance, by Green, Jonalhum, and Gosse, (Chapters: 1, 4, 9, and 10)
      5. 29CFR 1910: Topics Covered - OSHA, NLRB, Equal Opportunity Commission, Unions, Wages, and Mediation

The license certificate exam is based on what a Manager and Supervisor (Chief Engineer) should be able to do such as comprehensive thinking such as creative and justified thinking process and more specifically planning and assessing the steam plant conditions. Examination is a 65-Question test in a 2.5-hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    Gas Turbine Chief Engineer Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 65-Question Exam
      Math: 6-Questions
      Theory: 2-Questions
      Operations and Safety: 8-Questions
      Generators 4-Questions
      Instrumentation: 4-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 3-Questions
      Electricity 3-Questions
      Environmental: 5-Questions
      Design and Applications: 5-Questions
      Inspection 6-Questions
      Lubrication and Lubricants 3-Questions
      Maintenance 6-Questions
      Economics 5-Questions
      Leadership and Labor

    5-Questions Coming in Fall of 2019

 

Gas Turbine Engineer 1st Class

A First Class Gas Turbine Engineer (Simple Cycle Combustion Turbines) (SCCT) is intended for a entry Management level or Supervisory role in the power generating station, propulsion plants that utilize the Brayton process of generating electricity, driving main engines, or compressors, having overall responsibility for the entire plant or engineering space including employees and equipment. This license is also intended for US Navy personnel EOOW qualified with a title of GSM, GSE with a rating of E5 or higher or GS Chiefs or EM1 or higher that are EOOW with 25-hrs of Training specific to Gas Turbines. In additon, other ratings that are EOOW Qualified will need 40-hrs of Training specific to Gas Turbines. (note: GSM1 & GSE1 that are not EOOW qualifed will receive a probationary license and have 3-years to clear with an EOOW Letter.)

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Gas Turbine Engineer 1st Class exam is meet one of the requirements below:

      1. At least 2-years (4000-hours) experience working in a Gas Turbine Plant.
      2. Have a two (2) year technical degree in science/technologies with one-year (2000-hours) experience working in Gas Turbine Plant.
      3. Have one-year (2000-hours) 'in-grade' as a Second (2nd) Class Gas Turbine Engineer.
      4. Have a Professional Engineering license and 6-months (1000-hours) experience working in a Gas Turbine Plant.

The exam is based on what a Shift Supervisor (1st Class) should be able to do such as comprehensive thinking and more specifically analysis and synthesize of gas turbine conditions with knowledge, training and experience of what is driven. The examination is a 55-Question test in a 2-hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    Gas Turbine Operating Engineer's 1st Class Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 55-Question Exam
      Math: 6-Questions
      Theory: 2-Questions
      Operations and Safety: 8-Questions
      Generators 4-Questions
      Instrumentation: 4-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 3-Questions
      Electricity 3-Questions
      Environmental: 5-Questions
      Design and Applications: 5-Questions
      Micro Turbines 1-Questions
      Lubrication and Lubricants 3-Questions
      Maintenance 6-Questions
      Leadership and Labor

    5-Questions Coming in Fall of 2019

Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:

    • Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook: Third Edition, Authored by: Meherwan P. Boyce, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Industrial Mechanics, 4th Edition, by Albert W. Kemp (Chapters: 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14)
    • Industrial Maintenance, by Green, Jonalhum, and Gosse, (Chapters: 1, 4, 9, and 10)
    • 29CFR 1910: Topics Covered - OSHA, NLRB, Equal Opportunity Commission, Unions, Wages, and Mediation

 

Gas Turbine Engineer 2nd Class

A Second Class Gas Turbine Engineer (Combustion Turbines) license is intended for a non-supervisory role, where gas turbines are the prime-mover, as a Group Leader or Senior Watch Engineer, and overseeing maintenance and may mentor 3rds. A 2nd class gas turbine engineer is functions under a 1st Class Gas Turbine Engineer.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Gas Turbine Engineer 2nd Class exam is meet one of the requirements below:

      1. At least 1-year (2000-hours) experience working in a Gas Turbine Plant.
      2. Have a two (2) year technical degree in science/technologies with six-months (1000-hours) experience working in Gas Turbine Plant.
      3. Have six (6) months (1000-hours) 'in-grade' as a Third (3rd) Class Gas Turbine Engineer.
      4. Have a Professional Engineering license and 500-hours (3-months) experience working in a Gas Turbine Plant.

Second Class Gas Turbine Engineer (Combustion Turbines) Questions: The exam is based on what a Group Leader (2nd Class) should know or have knowledge to recognize, comprehend and explain gas turbine conditions. Examination is a 50-Question test in a 2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    Gas Turbine Operating Engineer's 2nd Class Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
      Math: 4-Questions
      Theory: 3-Questions
      Operations and Safety: 10-Questions
      Generators 3-Questions
      Instrumentation: 3-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 3-Questions
      Electricity 3-Questions
      Environmental: 4-Questions
      Design and Applications: 4-Questions
      Micro Turbines 2-Questions
      Lubrication and Lubricants 4-Questions
      Maintenance 7-Questions

Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      • Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook: Third Edition, Authored by: Meherwan P. Boyce, Ph.D., P.E.
      • Industrial Mechanics, 4th Edition, by Albert W. Kemp (Chapters: 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14)

 

Gas Turbine Engineer 3rd Class

One of the purposes of 3rd Class Engineer's License is to provide an entry level into a Gas Turbine Engineer license for candidates from an accredited learning program. A probationary license may be issued for those without the required hours of experience.

A Third Class Gas Turbine Engineer (Combustion Turbines) is intended for a non-supervisory roll as a Shift Engineer role in a marine propulsion plant, electrical power generation utilizing the Brayton process of marine propulsion, generating electricity or driving compressors.

The qualifications to sit (write) for the Gas Turbine Engineer 3rd Class exam is meet one of the requirements below:

      1. At least six-months (1000-hours) experience working in a Gas Turbine Plant.
      2. Have a two (2) year technical degree in science/technologies with three-months (500-hours) experience working in Gas Turbine Plant.
      3. Complete a Gas Turbine License Training Program from an Accredited Service School, College, University or School. Conditional - Probationary until the 1000-hours is cleared.
      4. Have a Professional Engineering license and 100-hours experience working in a Gas Turbine Plant.

Here is an outline of the breadth and depth of the topics, which can be downloaded in detail at Third Class Engineer and will be covered on the examination.  Below is the a general outline of covered topics on the examination:

Third Class Gas Turbine Engineer (Combustion Turbines) Questions The exam is based on what a Shift Engineer (3rd Class) should know or have knowledge to recognize and communicate plant conditions. Examination is a 50-Question test in a 2 hour period. The components of the exam is made up of the following:

     

    Gas Turbine Operating Engineer's 3rd Class Examination Components (Topics)

    Number of Component Questions on 50-Question Exam
      Math: 2-Questions
      Theory: 4-Questions
      Operations and Safety: 12-Questions
      Generators 2-Questions
      Instrumentation: 2-Questions
      Fuels and Combustion: 3-Questions
      Electricity 3-Questions
      Environmental: 2-Questions
      Design and Applications: 3-Questions
      Micro Turbines 5-Questions
      Lubrication and Lubricants 5-Questions
      Maintenance 7-Questions

Reference material materials to study from, for the examination, are:

      • Gas Turbine Handbook: Principles and Practices., 4th Edition, Tony Giampaolo, MSME, P.E.

To obtain a National license please Appy today, visit one of our Agency Schools, Training Institutions, or Colleges and submit your application with them today!

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