Rourkela: The Central Training Power Institute of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) continues to retain its Category – I certification , the highest recognition as issued by Central Electricity Authority(CEA) of the union power ministry. 
               The assessment was done in the month of February when a team of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) Officers visited CPTI to assess the requisite facilities in the training institute for meeting the requirements for recognition as per CEA  Regulation 2010 and as per guideline for recognition of training institutes for power sector. It was found to fulfil the mandatory requirements and in terms of institutional facilities, organization, staffing, training methodology including on-job training facilities and instructional capabilities. The re-certification is valid for 4 years from 1st December 2018 till 30th  November 2022.
The CPTI was established in October 1993 at a cost of Rs. 12.4 crores as a corporate training institute to provide specialized training to power plant personnel not only of SAIL units but also of other power plants in India. It was accorded the highest recognition of being a Category – I institute by CEA empowering it to train thermal power plants personnel for the first time in the year 1996 and thereafter renewal of recognition was approved in subsequent intervals. 
CPTI possesses a high fidelity real time DCS/HMI based Operator Training Replica Simulator (Thermal) with the 60 MW, 250 & 18 MW models for providing hands-on training to power plant personnel. Apart from Simulator based training programmes, refresher programmes on Operation & Maintenance of Power-Plant and Power-Plant Equipment, Seminars and Performance Improvement Workshops in the areas Power & Steel, Managerial programmes  are also being conducted by CPTI,