A boiler inspector inspects boilers (fired pressure vessels) and pressure vessels to determine if they meet the safety and insurability standards of insurance companies.
Applicants seeking to become a certified New York State Boiler Inspector must submit an application to the New York State Department of Labor.
To work in the New York State private sector as a boiler inspector, one must be employed by an insurance company licensed to write machinery insurance in New York State. Such private sector boiler inspectors must obtain a Certificate of Competency, renewable annually, for a $35 fee from the New York State Labor Department, Division of Safety and Health, the Boiler Safety Bureau.
Applicants seeking to become a certified boiler inspector in New York State must be at least 21 years of age.
No minimum education attainment is required to become a certified boiler inspector in New York State. However, education may be substituted for experience in specific circumstances.
Applicants seeking certification as a boiler inspector in New York State shall have had at least 5 years of consecutive or discontinuous practical experience in any of the following occupations, or any combination of these occupational areas:
- boiler installation
- boiler shop practice
- boiler operation and maintenance
- boiler inspection
As an alternative, in part, to experience in these five areas of experience, applicants may pursue and obtain technical education and/or special training which the New York State Labor Commissioner may determine are equivalent or acceptable.
$100 fee -- each sitting, unlimited repeats, general boiler knowledge/skills, 1 day:
100 Questions on in-service inspection, repairs, and welding
Examinations scheduled on demand at National Board test centers. Applicants seeking certification as a boiler inspector in New York State must attain a minimum score of 70 percent on the Boiler Inspector Exam. Boiler Inspector exams are scored National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.
Licenses Issued and Active
Fiscal Year 2009-10, 300 licenses were issued.
Fiscal Year 2010-11, 311 licenses were issued.
As of September 10, 2012, there were 248 active licenses outstanding for boiler inspector.
New York State Department of Labor
Division of Safety and Health
Boiler Safety Bureau
State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 165
Albany, New York 12240-0001
Phone: (518) 457-2722
Fax: (518) 485-9077
Authorizing Statute -- Section 204 of the New York State Labor Law.
Standard Occupational Classification
29-9011 - Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
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National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
1055 Crupper Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Phone: (614) 888-8320
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 9/12/12.
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