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License Title:

BOILER INSPECTOR - In Service

Description:

Who should have this credential? A person may inspect, as required under Comm 41, Boiler Code, a boiler or pressure vessel, or submit an inspection report to the department, if the person holds a certification issued by the department as a: (a) Certified boiler-pressure vessel inspector; or (b) 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.

How does the credential vary from others in the field? A certified boiler-pressure vessel inspector may do the inspection defined above or may supervise a certified in-service field inspector.

What are the prerequisites for obtaining the credential? A person applying for a boiler-pressure vessel inspector certification shall have: 1. Passed the competency exam by the national board of boiler and pressure vessel inspectors; and either a degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and at least 1,000 hours in 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 two years of experience in the design, construction, operation or inspection of boilers or pressure vessels; or c. At least 1,000 hours per year for at least three years of experience in the design, construction, operation, or inspection of boilers or pressure vessels.

How does someone apply for the credential? A person applying for a boiler-pressure vessel inspector certification shall submit a completed application, and a $120 four-year certification fee.

What is the term of the credential? The certification expires on December 31. The initial term shall be until the fourth following December 31. The first certification fee is prorated. After the initial term, the term is four years.

Is there a continuing education requirement? Yes, the continuing education period ends three months (Sept. 30) before the expiration of the credential (Dec. 31). Renewals are contingent upon obtaining at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education within the four-year period of the license.

How will the credential be renewed? A renewal letter will be sent to the credential holder approximately 45 days before the renewal date.
Comm 5 is the Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications Code. Relevant sections for this credential are: Comm 5.001 through 5.12 and Comm 5.60.

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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