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Facility Engineer Technician Certification

  • Age
  • Substantiation of Experience
  • Examination
  • Issuance
  • Renewal, Suspension and Revocation

Age: Applicants for all Society of Facility Engineer Technician certifications shall have attained a minimum of sixteen (16)* years of age.  

Substantiation of Experience: SOFES shall have the authority to require substantiation of experience by means of affidavits from present or previous employers or by other acceptable documentary evidence.      

Application: An Application for certification shall be made online at SOFES website.  Documentary evidence of experience, where required, shall be submitted at the time of application for certification.

Examination Required: An online certification examination of SOFES is available after payment of the examination fees. No certification shall be issued to an applicant until he or she has obtained at least a score of 70% on the examination.  Applicants failing this examination shall wait at least ninety (30) days before again applying for the examination.

SOFES shall have the authority in specific cases to make such modification of the waiting periods between examinations as will not be contrary to the public interest and so that the spirit of this certifying agency shall be observed.

Examination Content: Examinations shall cover, as applicable, facility operations, facility maintenance, facility inspections and general knowledge.

Issuance and Expiration of Certification: An applicant who has passed the required examinations shall be issued the appropriate certification upon payment of a fee.  The certifications shall expire one year from the date of issue and, unless renewed within sixty (60) days thereafter, shall be void.

Renewal, Suspension and Revocation: A certification issued by SOFES may be suspended or revoked by SOFES. The causes for which a certification may be suspended or revoked shall be fraudulent application, intemperance, incompetency, neglect of duty, or failure to keep apparatus in safe working order. The holder is given at 30-day's notice in writing that his or her certification will be suspended or revoked and the reason or reasons therefore. The holder must submit a letter to SOFES showing a good cause reason(s) not to suspend or revoke the certification.  Pending Holder’s letter SOFES may forthwith suspend such certification.

Appeal letter Fee ........................................................................ 60.00

Facility Engineer Technician Certification (FET)

The Facility Engineer Technician Certification holder has knowledge and working experience in general maintenance and building operations

 

FET I Certification

To be eligible for the Facility Engineer Technician I Certification an applicant must have accumulated at least 500 work hours and experience in building operation/maintenance and pass the SOFES Certification examination with a score of 70% or greater.  

 

FET II Certification

To be eligible for the Facility Engineer Technician II Certification an applicant must have accumulated at least 4000 work hours and experience in building operation/maintenance and pass the SOFES Certification examination with a score of 70% or greater.  

 

FET III Certification

To be eligible for the Facility Engineer Technician III Certification an applicant must have accumulated at least 6000 work hours and experience in building operation/maintenance and pass the SOFES Certification examination with a score of 70% or greater.  

 

FET IV Certification

To be eligible for the Facility Engineer Technician IV Certification an applicant must have accumulated at least 8000 work hours and experience in building operation/maintenance, at least 500 hours in either electrical, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning or carpentry, and pass the SOFES Certification examination with a score of 70% or greater.  

 

FET V Certification

To be eligible for the Facility Engineer Technician IV Certification an applicant must have accumulated at least 8000 work hours and experience in building operation/maintenance, at least 500 hours in any two of the following, electrical, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning or carpentry, and pass the SOFES Certification examination with a score of 70% or greater.  

 

FET VI Certification

To be eligible for the Facility Engineer Technician IV Certification an applicant must have accumulated at least 8000 work hours and experience in building operation/maintenance, at least 500 hours in any two of the following, electrical, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning or carpentry, be a supervisor, manager or own a facility and pass the SOFES Certification examination with a score of 70% or greater.  

 

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