Frequently Asked Questions - Boiler Operator Licensees

What does the scope of this license cover?

The holder of a boiler operator's license may operate, supervise or have charge of a heating plant having a capacity of not more than 20,000 #/HR or operate or supervise a plant up to the capacity of the license of the engineer in charge of the plant in which you are employed.

Do I need to pass a test?

Yes; 100 questions (multiple choice). You must get 70% correct in order to pass.

How do I apply to take the exam?

Click HERE to download an exam application. Submit the exam application with a $25 application fee. IMPORTANT: You must receive approval from the Board prior to scheduling your exam.

How do I schedule my exam?

After you receive approval to sit for the exam, you may register and schedule your exam by calling 1-800-343-6001 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. or 24 hours a day online at

How often is the test given?

The test is given six days a week.

How much does the test cost?


Once I pass the exam, how do I become licensed?

Board staff will provide you with a licensing application. Complete the application and return it to this office with appropriate fees.

Is my application confidential?

No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Board is posted on our website.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, click HERE to send an e-mail message to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program.


Last Updated: August 21, 2014