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Licensing Requirements

Each employee who works for a licensed Boiler Business, and who is engaged in working on a boiler, pressure vessel, or regulated piping system, must have an individual license or certification for the type of work being performed. There are 8 types or classes of licenses issued to individuals working for a licensed Boiler Business:
    Class 1- This is an apprentice or trainee license. The individual holding this license must be under direct supervision of a Class 2, 3, 4, or 5 license holder depending on the type of work being performed. No welding may be performed under this license.

    Class 2
    - This is a Pressure Vessel installers license. The individual holding this license may install unfired pressure vessels by any non-welded method of attachment. Examination required.

    Class 3
    - This is a Building Service Mechanic license. The license allows the individual to install boilers, pressure vessels, or regulated piping systems by any non-welded method of attachment. Examination required.

    Class 4
    - This is a Boilermakers license. The license allows the holder to to install alter or repair boilers, pressure vessels or regulated piping systems by welded or non-welded methods of attachment. Examination required.

    Class 5
    - This is a Steamfitters license. The license allows the individual to install alter or repair boiler or non-boiler external piping by welded or non-welded methods of attachment. Examination required.

    Class 6
    - This is the License for a welder. The license allows the individual to weld on boilers, pressure vessels, or regulated piping systems under the supervision of a Class 4 or 5 license holder depending on the work being performed.

All requirements and qualifications for the various license types can be found in the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law, ORS 480.630 and OAR 918-225-0690.

 

How to Obtain a Boiler Certification

1. Secure an application for Class 1 through 6 Boiler License Examination.

2. Complete the application, indicating any required experience.
Make sure to sign the application.
Indicate on the application the location you wish to take the test from the list of authorized testing locations.

3. Complete the Experience Verification form (if required).

4. Submit the application with the appropriate fee to:

DCBS Fiscal Services
PO Box 14610
Salem, OR 97309-0445

 

5. Once the application is received and approved, a letter will be sent indicating approval, exam site location, and contact name & phone number to arrange a time to take the test. The applicant will have 60 days from the date of the acceptance letter to schedule and take the test.

 

For more information, on study materials, certification experience or technical requirements, contact:

Mike.D.Graham@state.or.us
Phone: 503-373-7499
Fax: 503-378-4101

 
For more information on applications, contact:

Marilyn.A.Mohler@state.or.us
503-378-3980

 
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