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Boiler Training & Certification

Boiler Inspector Exams, Certification & Training

All boiler/pressure vessel inspectors working in the State of Washington are required to have a "work card" issued by the Department of Labor & Industries.

To be eligible for a "work card," the inspector must:

 

Boiler Exams

Washington State Exams are administered upon request. For exam scheduling and information, please contact the Boiler Program's Administrative Assistant at 360-902-5271.  Applications must be received 30 days prior to the test day. An examination fee will be charged.

Re-Examination:

National Board commissioned inspectors who have not worked in the State of Washington for 3 years must re-take the Washington State Examination.

National Board Inservice Commission Exams are now offered “On Demand”. The National Board has partnered with Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) to administer a computer based examination that may generally be taken within 2-3 days following sign-up. For more information, please visit the National Board Website.

 

Boiler Exam and Certification Fees

  • Examination fee: A fee of $88.00 will be charged for each applicant sitting for an inspection examination(s).
  • Special inspector commission: An initial fee of $47.50 (including work card).
    • Total Due: $135.50 (exam and work card fee).
      • This amount must be paid before the exam. Payment can be made at the Labor & Industries office, online, or mailed and received by our office before the exam date.
      • If paid at a service location, or online, please retain a copy of the receipt and send it to us prior to the exam.
  • Annual special inspector commission: A fee of $29.50 for annual renewal.
  • If a special inspector changes companies: A work card fee of $47.50 will be charged.

 

Boiler Operator Licensing Information

A Boiler Operator's license is not required for individuals who operate boilers in the state of Washington. However, a valid boiler operator's license is required for:

  • City of Seattle - 206-684-5174.
  • City of Spokane - 509-625-6313.
  • City of Tacoma - call Bates Technical College at 253-680-7400.
  • Companies/facilities that have internal boiler operator licensing requirements - refer to your cpmpany's policies.

 

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