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    Boiler Installer License

    Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

    The Bureau of Construction Codes, Boiler Division of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issues


    A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:

    Boiler Installer License

    B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

    Boiler Act of 1965, 1965 PA 290

    C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:

    Boiler Code Rules

    D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:

     1.  Applicability (activities that require the permit)

    Boiler Installer License:

    -A class 1B installer's license qualifies a person to install a low-pressure boiler, which is a boiler that does not exceed a firing rate of 1,000,000 Btu per hour as certified by the boiler manufacturer.

    -A class 2B installer's license qualifies a person to install a low-pressure boiler of any capacity or firing rate.

    -A class 3B installer's license qualifies a person to install a power boiler that has a capacity of not more than of 5,000 pounds of steam per hour.

    -A class 4B installer's license qualifies a person to install a boiler that has a capacity of not more than 300,000 -A class 5B installer's license qualifies a person to install a boiler of any capacity or firing rate, except for a nuclear heat source boiler.

    -A class 6B installer's license qualifies a person to install a boiler that utilizes a nuclear heat source or its parts, appurtenances, or system components. Before a license is issued, an applicant for a class 6B license will be required to give evidence of familiarity with and knowledge of all federal rules and regulations regarding the installation of a boiler that has a nuclear heat source and shall be in the employ of a company in possession of valid ASME nuclear code symbols applicable to those portions of any nuclear boiler system the company proposes to install.

     2.  Pre-Application Requirements

    Rule 91. (1) An application for a boiler installer's license shall be on a form provided by the boiler division of the department. The applicant shall state the name of the business, firm, partnership, or corporation that the applicant intends to represent in the business of installing boilers and shall provide evidence of his or her past experience in the installation of boilers and evidence of his or her workmanship and engineering skills that would qualify the applicant for examination and licensing.

    (2) An applicant for a boiler installer's license shall have not less than 5 years of experience in all phases of boiler installation in the class of license for which the applicant is applying. A credit of 2 years of experience towards the 5 years of experience may be given for 2 years of experience in the design, construction, manufacture, or inspection of boilers.

    (3) The boiler division of the department may verify installations required to be reported on the application to establish the applicant's minimum practical installation experience in the applicant's desired license classification

    3.  Application Submission Requirements

    Rule 96. (1) If welding is employed in the installation or reinstallation of a boiler or piping, then the licensed installer shall file welding procedure specifications and the procedure qualification reports qualified in accordance with the requirements of ASME code section IX, welding and brazing qualifications, with the boiler division of the department, before conducting any installation requiring welding.

    (2) A licensed installer who utilizes welding in the installation or reinstallation of boilers or piping shall have available, for the inspector's review, welding procedure specifications and welder performance qualification records to be used or that were used in the installation or reinstallation.

    Rule 99. (1) An applicant for a boiler installer's license shall state the name of the business, firm, partnership, or corporation under which he or she intends to carry on the business of installing boilers before a license will be issued. The applicant may be the owner, a partner, an officer of a corporation, or a supervisory employee of the business, firm, partnership, or corporation legally registered with the state.

    (2) A person shall not engage in installing boilers under the name of more than 1 business at any one time.

    (3) When required by the ASME code, a licensee shall be in the employ of an organization in possession of the appropriate certificate of authorization.

    Application for Boiler Installer's Examination

     4.  Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval

    Examinations are offered quarterly: March, June, September and December, on the first Wednesday and/or Thursday of the month.

    Applications must be received in this office 30 days prior to the examination date.

     5.  Operational Requirements

    Rule 107. (1) A boiler installer's license shall be renewed annually upon payment of a fee as prescribed by R 408.4038.

    (2) An installer's license shall expire on December 31 of each year and shall be renewed. An application for renewal shall be submitted to the boiler division of the department between September 30 and December 31. A license that is not renewed by January 1 shall be voided and may be reinstated only upon application for reinstatement and payment of both the renewal fee and a reinstatement fee of $75.00. A person requesting renewal of a license within 3 years after the license is voided pursuant to this subrule is not subject to reexamination for the license, but shall pay both the reinstatement fee and the annual license renewal fee for the current renewal year. A person who fails to renew a license for 3 consecutive years shall meet the requirements of, and take an examination for, the class of license sought.

    (3) A licensee who changes business affiliation shall notify the chief inspector, on a form provided by the boiler division of the department, of the name and address of the new business affiliate under which the licensee intends to use his or her license. A fee of $20.00 shall accompany the notification form.

     6.  Fees

    Installer Exam $100.00

    Installer License $ 80.00

    Installer Renewal $ 80.00

     7.  Appeal Process

    408.772 Appeal to board.

    Sec. 22.

    A person who is aggrieved by an order or act of the director or the chief inspector within 15 days' notice after the order or act, may appeal the order or act to the board. The board, within 30 days, shall issue an appropriate order either approving or disapproving the order or act. A copy of the order of the board shall be given to all interested parties.

     8.  Public Input Opportunities

    Comments and Complaints: bccinfo@michigan.gov

    Bureau of Construction Codes Web-site: www.michigan.gov/bcc

    E. Contact Information:

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    Revised:1/2014

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