Boilers

Per MCL 408.754a, any fees for boiler-related licenses and registrations are waived for veterans. To utilize the fee waiver, the applicant must provide either form DD214 or DD215 to prove separation from the armed forces was with an honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service. The form may be provided with the application.

The application(s) may be found here.

Information on obtaining your DD214 or DD215 may be found here.

Boiler Operator or Stationary Engineer Registrations

Per MCL 408.763d, veterans applying for a boiler operator or stationary engineer registrations may utilize experience gained in the armed forces towards the experience requirements. The veteran must provide an affidavit signed by a commanding officer, supervisor, or military superior with direct knowledge of his or her service indicating the veteran has experience in one or more of the classifications described in section 13b:

(a) Low pressure boiler operator, who operates low pressure boiler plants having an aggregate of not more than 4,000 square feet of boiler heating surface.

(b) High pressure boiler operator, who operates boiler plants having an aggregate of not more than 4,000 square feet of boiler heating surface or not more than 10 steam engine-turbine horsepower.

(c) Third-class stationary engineer, who operates boiler plants having an aggregate of not more than 7,500 square feet of boiler heating surface or not more than 100 steam engine-turbine horsepower.

(d) Second-class stationary engineer, who operates boiler plants having an aggregate of not more than 20,000 square feet of boiler heating surface or not more than 200 steam engine-turbine horsepower.

(e) First-class stationary engineer, who operates boiler plants having an aggregate of 20,000 square feet or more of boiler heating surface or 200 steam engine-turbine horsepower or more.

To utilize the experience waivers, the veteran must provide a copy of their DD214 and DD215 to prove separation from the armed forces was with an honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service.

The form and affidavit may be provided with the application. The application(s) may be found here.

Information on obtaining your DD214 or DD215 may be found here.

Additional Benefits

Examination fees required and paid for by the veteran for licensure may be reimbursed by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Please be advised that utilizing this reimbursement may affect your VA educational benefits. It is recommended you contact the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency or the Michigan Workforce Development Agency to better understand how the use of this reimbursement may impact your VA benefits.

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency: 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838)

Michigan Workforce Development Agency, Veterans’ Services: 517-241-8315

Approved Exams

  • 1st Class Oral Exam
  • 2nd Class Oral Exam
  • 3rd Class Oral Exam
  • Class I Repair Exam
  • Class II Repair Exam
  • Class III Repair Exam
  • Class IV Repair Exam
  • Class V Repair Exam