National Association of Power Engineers

Welcome to the National Association of Power Engineers!

The National Association of Power Engineers (N.A.P.E.) was first organized in 1882 and is now the oldest Engineering Association in the United States. For over 133 years N.A.P.E. has been dedicated to providing advancement through educational opportunities to its members and the general public.

Through traditional instructor led courses in our Chapter houses, Self-paced Online Courses, Books, Newsletters, a Quarterly Magazine, Chapter Meetings, and Conventions, N.A.P.E. helps bring new information and technology to Power Engineers across the nation, to ensure safe and responsible engineering practices.

N.A.P.E. has provided education, training and certification to Power Engineers and related fields for over 133 years. Can we help you advance your career?

Open enrollment is available year round for all Online Courses & Certifications!


Are you certified?

Distance learning courses now available to prepare you for Certification!

N.A.P.E.'s goal is to provide persons who work, or want to work in power engineering and it's related fields, with the credentials valued by employers in today’s job market.

N.A.P.E.'s Online Courses and Textbooks are available to help further prepare any individual for N.A.P.E.'s Power Engineers Certifications. We currently offer N.A.P.E.'s Power Engineers Certification for Basic Boiler Operator, Advanced Boiler Operator, and A/C Refrigeration Operator.

Will this Certification lead to Licensing?

There is currently no national standard or licensing requirements for power engineers and many Municipalities have no official licensing requirements. This can complicate matters for Power Engineers, our Members, our non-Member students and Employers

 N.A.P.E.'s Certification tests and Online Courses will provide you with the education and training required to pass the licensing tests in any municipal jurisdiction that requires a license. 

In jurisdictions that do not require State or Municipal licensing, N.A.P.E. Certification and nationally respected training provided through our Chapter houses and Online Courses are a powerful tool to prove your competence and dedication to your field to a prospective employer. 

Whether you work in a licensed or unlicensed jurisdiction, training and certification from the National Association of Power Engineers provides you with credentials from a nationally recognized leader in Power Engineering training and education!

Not ready to invest just yet?

Need to discuss this with your employer? N.A.P.E. is more than happy to speak with you, or anyone who may sponsor you, about getting training and certification.


Education powered to get you going!

We offer comprehensive Online Courses, Certifications, Textbooks, Study Guides & Workbooks and Answer Keys for the Study Guides & Workbooks to assist you with your Certification, Licensing, or Continuing Education goals.

Can't fit days long seminars and traditionally scheduled classes into your already busy life?

The field of Power Engineering is constantly advancing with new technological developments and environmentally conscious regulations. You need to update and refresh your training periodically to stay current and competitive. If you want to advance in your career you'll need brand new training and skills. 

You are also busy in your work life, have familial responsibilities and need to take a few breaths for yourself on the weekend before going back to work. Locking up a few days together to attend a seminar or setting aside two or three days a week for months at a time to attend a traditional class is just not possible for most of us.

The training, certifications and supplemental materials provided by the National Association of Power Engineers are entirely self paced. You decide when you study and when you log in based on what time you have available. We provide the material and the online learning environment and you retain all the power to schedule when you use it!

Why N.A.P.E.?

N.A.P.E. is an organization that has been dedicated to the advancement of the Power Engineering industry and related fields for over 133 years. Our history helps us to better understand how important it is to stay ahead of the learning curve in our thriving and always changing field. With the job market for Stationary Engineers and HVAC professionals requiring more skilled employees, the National Association of Power Engineers can help you stay relevant and cutting edge throughout your career!

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