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License Title:

BOILER-PRESSURE VESSEL INSPECTOR

Description:

Reason for Credential: No person may inspect, as required under ch. Comm 41, a boiler or pressure vessel for the purpose of determining compliance with ch. Comm 41 or submit an inspection report to the department documenting compliance or noncompliance with ch. Comm 41 unless the person holds a credential issued by the department as a certified boiler-pressure vessel inspector or a certified in-service field inspector working under the general supervision of a certified boiler-pressure vessel inspector who has assumed responsibility for the inspection or the report.

Requirements of Credential: A person who inspects boilers and pressure vessels as a certified boiler-pressure vessel inspector or a certified in-service field inspector shall:

- Maintain a record of the inspections made including the date and the findings of the inspections;

- Provide a copy of the inspection report to the owner of the property owner or his or her agent; and

- Make available to the department upon request or as required under ch. Comm 41, his or her inspection records.

A person who holds the credential shall carry on his or her person the credential issued by the department while performing or conducting the activity or activities permitted under the credential.

Qualifications for Credential: A person applying for a boiler-pressure vessel inspector certification shall have passed the competency examination by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors and one of the following:

- A degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and at least 1,000 hours for one year of experience in the design, construction, operation or inspection of boilers or pressure vessels; or

- An associate degree in mechanical technology from an accredited college or school and at least 1,000 hours per year for at least 2 years of experience in the design, construction, operation or inspection of boilers or pressure vessels; or

- At least 1,000 hours per year for at least 3 years of experience in the design, construction, operation, or the inspection of boilers or pressure vessels.

updated 4/13


Licensing Authority:
WI Dept of Safety and Professional Services
201 W. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7082
Madison, WI 53707-7082
(608)266-3151

http://dsps.wi.gov/Licenses-Permits/BoilerPressureVesselInspector


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