Gas Turbine Certification Programs

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The Gas Turbine Certification Programs will be broken down into two classifications, Simple Cycle and Combined Cycle. The program will be also divided into Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations. The primary discipline is directed toward large utility steam plants, but includes options directed toward municipality, industrial, and production facilities.

This Gas Turbine Certification Program is instructed by personnel, who are products of advanced OEM developmental programs and/or graduates of the HPC Technical Institute's programs, and have an appropriate level of experience given the selected topic

Gas Turbine Field Engineer
This Certification Program is designed for the field engineers responsible for the overall supervision of simple cycle gas turbine units and combined cycle units. The Seminars listed below are designed to prepare the individual for the certification examination. Some of the Seminars are not required, although an examination is required in each area.

Simple Cycle


Combined Cycle


Gas Turbine Mechanical Maintenance Technician
This Certification Program is designed for the maintenance technician responsible for the overall maintenance of the gas turbine and the associated equipment involved in a simple cycle or combined cycle operation. The Seminars listed below are designed to prepare the individual for the certification examinations. Some of the Seminars are not required, although an examination is required in each area.

Simple Cycle

  • CT200 - Gas Turbine Generator
  • CT205 – Combustion Turbine Mechanical Maintenance Skills
  • E200 - Electrical Fundamentals
  • CTxxx - Combustion Turbine O&M (specific to plant application)
    Items listed in the Mechanical Maintenance Certification Program


Combined Cycle

  • CT201 - Combined Cycle Fundamentals
  • CT205 – Combustion Turbine Mechanical Maintenance Skills
  • E200 - Electrical Fundamentals
  • TG301 - Steam Turbine-Generator Maintenance
  • CTxxx - Combustion Turbine O&M (specific to plant application)
    Items listed in the Mechanical Maintenance Certification Program


Gas Turbine I&C Maintenance Technician (Simple Cycle)

  • CT51x - Gas Turbine Controls (specific to plant application)
  • CT200 - Gas Turbine Generator
  • CT3xx – Gas Turbine Operations (specific to plant application)
  • Qualify as plant I&C Technician


Gas Turbine I&C Maintenance Technician (Combined Cycle)

  • CT201 - Combined Cycle Fundamentals
  • CT3xx – Gas Turbine Operations (specific to plant application)
  • TG307 - Steam Turbine-Generator Controls for Operators
  • Qualify as plant I&C Technician


Gas Turbine Auxiliary Operator (Combined Cycle)
The gas turbine combined cycle auxiliary operators are the plant operators that generally remain out in the plant and ensure proper operation of all equipment in a variety of systems. It is generally the auxiliary operator who can detect problems in a plant by the use of his/her senses, such as sound, smell, touch, and sight. A general knowledge of all systems is required to be a good qualified auxiliary operator. The Seminars listed below are designed to prepare the individual for the certification examinations. Some of the Seminars are not required, although an examination is required in each area.

  • CT201 - Combined Cycle Fundamentals
  • M306 - Centrifugal Pumps
  • E200 - Electrical Fundamentals
  • M205 - Maintaining Mechanical Systems

Gas Turbine Control Room Operator
Control room operators are plant operators that take control of the equipment on the operational basis from the control room. It is the responsibility of the control room operator, to operate the plant in a safe efficient manner. They must ensure proper operation at all times and answer any abnormal situations, and maintain plant output at the direction of the system controllers. The Seminars listed below are designed to prepare the individual for the certification examinations. Some of the Seminars are not required, although an examination is required in each area.

Simple Cycle

  • CT200 - Gas Turbine Generator
  • CT3xx – Gas Turbine Operations (specific to plant application)
  • G310 - Generators-Normal/Abnormal Operation
  • CT401 - Combustion Turbine Performance


Combined Cycle

  • CT402 - Combine Cycle Performance
  • CT405 - Combined Cycle Controls for Operators
  • G310 - Generators: Normal/Abnormal Operation
  • OP202 - Electrical Systems for Operators
  • OP316 - Protective Relaying for Operators
    Already obtained the Auxiliary Operator Certification