Renew Your Power Engineer Licence

Notice - New procedures during COVID-19 Pandemic

Inspection Services and Provincial Planning Offices located in Charlottetown and Summerside will reopen to the public on June 15, 2020. Meetings with inspectors or planning staff will be by appointment only.

Montague and O’Leary locations will be accessible to the public by appointment only.

Please be advised that there will be screening protocols and operational procedures in place to protect both the public and our staff.

Clients with appointments are asked to call the staff person they have arranged to meet when they arrive. Directions on when and where to enter the building will be explained.

We wish to remind the public that many of our permits and licenses can be applied for online.

Additionally applications will be accepted via email, fax or mail.

Phone: 902-368-5280
Fax: 902-368-5526

Phone: 902-432-2802
Fax: 902-888-8059


Mail: 31 Gordon Drive, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 6B8  

In PEI, a Power Engineer licence is valid for a maximum five-year period. All licences issued in this current five-year cycle will expire December 31, 2024. You can click Add a Reminder on the right side of this page to request an automated e-mail when it’s time to renew your licence. 

You must hold a valid power engineer or refrigeration licence of the appropriate class in order to operate a power, heating or refrigeration plant that is under the authority of the Power Engineers Act and regulations.

You can use the online form below to renew a licence for:

Licence Class

  • Power Engineer First Class
  • Power Engineer Second Class
  • Power Engineer Third Class
  • Power Engineer Fourth Class
  • Biomass Operator

Refrigeration Licence

  • Refrigeration “A”
  • Refrigeration “B”
Please note: A Power Engineer Licence will not be issued without approval of the Chief Boiler Inspector. If you are seeking a new (first-time) licence, contact the Chief Boiler Inspector at the address below.

For information about qualifications for each licence class, refer to Power Engineer Licence Qualifications.

What do I need to complete the online application?

To renew your licence, you must provide your current Power Engineer licence and/or Refrigeration licence number and submit full payment.

Note: You can use this form to renew both a Licence Class and a Refrigeration licence at the same time. To renew Refrigeration licence only, ensure Licence Class field is set at “Select”.

What is the fee?

The cost of a power engineer licence or a refrigeration licence, which must be renewed each five-year cycle, is $200 per licence. There is no HST.

How long will it take to process this online form?

Please allow two weeks to process your application.

Who can I contact about a Power Engineer licence?

Steve Townsend (Chief Officer Boiler, Pressure Vessel, LP Gas, Plumbing and Home Heat Tank)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 6B8
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526

Please note: This application is also available in pdf format to print, complete and send with cheque payable to Minister of Finance.

Payment Options

The Province of PEI accepts payment for this service online using VISA, MasterCard and Interac Online.

Visit the Interac Online website to see if your bank participates.

Agriculture and Land

General Inquiries

Inspection Services
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE C1A 6B8

Telephone: 902-368-5280
Fax: 902-368-5526