The Engineering division is responsible for the inspection of boilers, pressure vessels, and other equipment or devices for conformance to safety laws, standards, rules and regulations. The inspectors of this division are also responsible for the safe operation of amusement rides, horse and carriage vehicles, and bungee jumping. In addition to ensuring compliance with safety laws, rules and regulations, it is the responsibility of the inspectors to examine people for the following licenses: Power plant engineers and firemen, oil burner technicians, refrigeration technicians, heavy equipment and hoisting operators, sprinkler fitters, pipefitters, nuclear power plant operators. In the event of an accident, the inspectors make an investigation to determine the cause, and to prosecute violators of the law with regard to the areas.


 

 

 


ENGINEERING BOARDS

Board of Boiler Rules

Kawa, EdwardChief of Inspections - Mechanical
Archambault, RayRepresenting Operating Engineers
Lucia, AnthonyRepresenting Boiler Users
Perry, CharlesRepresenting Boiler Manufacturers
Francis, LeahRepresenting Insurers of Boilers

522 CMR: Board of Boiler Rules

** The Board meets twice a year, the first Thursday of May and November beginning at 10:00 AM in the DPS Milford Office.

Boiler Rules Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Boiler Inspection Extension Request Form pdf format of eng-boiler-inspection-extension-request-jun-4-2014

Board of Boiler Rules Application for Variance pdf format of appl_boiler_variance

Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians, and Sprinklerfitters

Kawa, EdwardChairman / Chief of Inspections - Mechanical
Revill, JenniferPublic Representative
Norton, FrankBoston Refrigeration Contractor Member
Berry, AllanRefrigeration Technician Member
Lally, PaulineUser Member
Fahey, LeoPipefitter Member
Viola, JohnSprinkler Contractor Member
Fishlin, JustinSprinkler Fitter Member
Orr, SharonMechanical Engineer
Dumont, DanNew England Mechanical Contractors Association Member
Kelly, BrianMassachusetts Building Trades Member

Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians, and Sprinklerfitters Meeting Agendas & Minutes

What is the function of the Bureau?

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 146, Section 82, the Bureau shall promulgate rules and regulations for the examining and licensing of fire sprinkler contractors, pipefitters, refrigeration technicians and sprinkler fitters. The Bureau also meets to review license applications and to determine and approve eligibility of applicants.

When does the Bureau meet?

The Bureau holds public meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the DPS Milford Office, 50 Maple St, Milford, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Laws & Regulations

528 CMR - Bureau of Pipefitters & Refrigeration Technicians

Bureau Advisories

Sprinkler Interpretation pdf format of sprinkler_interpretation_law_09_17_08.pdf

Understanding between Bureau and Board of Plumbers - Refrigeration gas work pdf format of inf_refrigeration_gas.pdf

Bureau's interpretation policy relative to underground fire main and hydrants
(must be installed by licensed sprinkler contractors and sprinklerfitters)

ENGINEERS & FIREMEN

1st Class Engineer License

This license allows the holder to have charge of any single steam plant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is in actual authority as the "Engineer-in-charge", who is held responsible by the owners as well as the proper authorities for the daily operation and maintenance of the steam boiler, engines, and/or turbines. This person is also the person responsible for all persons operating these boilers, engines, and/or turbines.

What are the prerequisites?
To be eligible for examination for a First Class Engineer's License a person must be a citizen or furnish proof of having filed a declaration of his intent to become a citizen of the United States; must furnish evidence as to his previous training and experience and must have been employed, for not less than three (3) years as an engineer in charge of a steam plant or plants having at least one engine or turbine of over one hundred and fifty horsepower, or must have held and used a Second Class Engineer's License for not less than one and one half years, or held and used an equivalent license in the United States Merchant Marine for three (3) years or have held and used a equivalent license from another state for three (3) years. A strenuous written and oral exam must be passed.

How is this license obtained?
You must submit an application and successfully pass a written and oral exam.

Continuing Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $150.00 ($150 non-refundable processing fee)

2nd Class Engineer License

This license allows the holder to have charge of and operate a boiler or boilers, and have charge of and operate engines or turbines no one of which shall exceed one hundred and fifty horsepower, or to operate a first class plant under the engineer in direct charge thereof.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is in actual authority as the "Engineer-in-charge", of any boilers or boilers, or engines and turbines not exceeding 150 horsepower each, who is held responsible by the owners as well as the proper authorities for the daily operation and maintenance of the steam boiler, engines, and/or turbines. This person is also the person responsible for all persons operating these boilers, engines, and/or turbines.

What are the prerequisites?
To be eligible for examination for a Second Class Engineer's License a person must be a citizen or furnish proof of having filed a declaration of his intent to become a citizen of the United States; must furnish evidence as to his previous training and experience and must have been employed as an engineer in charge of or operating a steam plant or plants having at least one engine or turbine of not less than fifty horsepower for not less than 2 years or held and used an equivalent license in the United States Merchant Marine for two (2) years, or have held and used an equivalent license from another state for two (2) years or must have held and used a Third Class Engineer's License either as an engineer, assistant engineer, control room operator or a fireman for not less than one (1) year, or must be a person who has held and used a special license to operate a first class plant for not less than 2 years, except any person who is a United States citizen and served three (3) years as an apprentice to the machinist or boiler making trade in stationary, marine, or locomotive engine or boiler works and has been employed one (1) year in connection with the operation of a steam plant, or any person who has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from any duly recognized school of engineering, who has been employed for one year in connection with the operation of a steam plant. A strenuous written and oral exam must be passed.

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written and oral exam.

Continuing Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $150.00 ($150 non-refundable processing fee)
 

3rd Class Engineer License

This license allows the holder to have charge of and operate a boiler or boilers not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and fifty horsepower when solid fuel is burned or not exceeding, in the aggregate, five hundred horsepower based upon the relieving capacity of the safety valves when steam is generated by the use of liquid, or gaseous fuel, electric or atomic energy or any other source of heat, and an engine or engines not exceeding fifty (50) horsepower each.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is in actual authority as the "Engineer-in-charge", of any boilers or boilers not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and fifty horsepower when solid fuel is burned or not exceeding, in the aggregate, five hundred horsepower based upon the relieving capacity of the safety valves when steam is generated by the use of liquid, or gaseous fuel, electric or atomic energy or any other source of heat, or engines and turbines not exceeding 50 horsepower each, who is held responsible by the owners as well as the proper authorities for the daily operation and maintenance of the steam boiler, engines, and/or turbines. This person is also the person responsible for all persons operating these boilers, engines, and/or turbines.

What are the prerequisites?
To be eligible for examination for a Third Class Engineer's License a person must be a citizen or furnish proof of having filed a declaration of his intent to become a citizen of the United States; must furnish evidence as to his previous training and experience and must have been employed in a boiler or steam power plant as a steam engineer, fireman, control room operator, water tender, auxiliary operator or engineer's assistant for not less than one and one half years, or held and used an equivalent license in the United States Merchant Marine for one (1) year or held and used a equivalent license from another state for one (1) year, or held and used a First Class Fireman's License for not less than one year. A strenuous written and oral exam must be passed.

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written and oral exam.

Continuing Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $100.00 ($100 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $90.00
 

1st Class Fireman License

This license allows the holder to have charge of and operate any boiler or boilers where the safety valve or valves are set to blow at a pressure not exceeding 25 PSI, or to operate high pressure boilers under the engineer or fireman in direct charge thereof.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is in actual authority as the "Fireman-in-charge", of any boilers or boilers where the safety valve or valves are set to blow at a pressure not exceeding 25 PSI, who is held responsible by the owners as well as the proper authorities for the daily operation and maintenance of the steam boiler(s). This person is also the person responsible for all persons operating these boilers, engines, and/or turbines.

What are the prerequisites?
To be eligible for examination for a First Class Fireman's License a person must be a citizen or furnish proof of having filed a declaration of his intent to become a citizen of the United States; must furnish evidence as to his previous training and experience and must have been employed in a boiler or steam power plant as a steam engineer, fireman, control room operator, water tender, auxiliary operator or engineer's assistant for not less than one year, or have held and used a Second Class Fireman's License for not less than six (6) months. A strenuous written and/or oral exam must be passed.

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written and oral exam.

Continuing Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fee:

Application --- $100.00 ($100 nonrefundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $90.00
 

2nd Class Fireman License

This license allows the holder to operate any boiler or boilers under the engineer or fireman in direct charge thereof.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is operating any boiler that is not used exclusively for heating purposes and does not hold a higher grade license.

What are the prerequisites?
To be eligible for examination for a Second Class Fireman's License a person must be a citizen or furnish proof of having filed a declaration of his intent to become a citizen of the United States; must furnish evidence of his previous training and except students attending all day state aided vocational high schools in steam engineering courses or students performing the duties of a First or Second Class Fireman at said school, be at least 18 years of age, provided, however, that no such license issued shall be used in employment by the holder thereof unless he is at least 18 years of age. A written and/or oral exam must be passed.

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written and oral exam.

Continuing Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fee:

Application --- $100.00 ($100 nonrefundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $90.00

Special in Charge and to Operate

This license allows the holder to have charge of and or operate a particular steam plant not exceeding in the aggregate 250 horsepower, and no other.

Who should have one?

A person who desires to have charge of or to operate a particular steam plant may, if he files with his application for such examination a written request signed by the owner or user of the plants, be examined as to his competence for such service and no other and, if found competent and trustworthy, shall be granted a license for such service, and no other; provided, however, that no special license shall be granted to give a person charge of or permission to operate an engine over 50 horsepower, or a boiler or boilers exceeding, in the aggregate, 250 horsepower.

What are the prerequisites?

To be eligible for examination for a Special in Charge and to Operate a person must be a citizen or furnish proof to having filed a declaration of his or her intent to be a citizen of the united States; be at least 18 years of age and must have a written request signed by the owner or user of the plant.

How is this license obtained?

You must make application and successfully pass a written and or an oral exam.

Continuing Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fee:

Application --- $100.00 ($100 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $90.00

HOISTING

Hoisting

The Department of Public Safety ("Department") licenses and regulates the operation of hoisting equipment. The Department derives its authority to regulate hoisting operators from Massachusetts General Laws chapter 146, section 53. Additionally, the Department has promulgated regulations which are codified in section 6.00 of title 520 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations.

Anyone who wishes to operate hoisting equipment (including derricks, cableways, machinery used for discharging cargoes, and temporary elevator cars used on excavation work or used for hoisting building material) must obtain a license from the Department. Hoisting operators must be 18 years of age, complete an application, and successfully pass an examination covering all working parts of the hoisting machinery, safe operating practices, hand signals, and inspection procedures in order to obtain a license.

Prior to contacting the Department with any questions, please review the FAQs ("Frequently Asked Questions") link below for further information. All applications, inquiries, or suggestions should be mailed to:

Department of Public Safety
1 Ashburton Place, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108
Attn: Hoisting Division

 

Continuing Education

Schools Approved by the Department

Application for Active/Inactive Status Request of the Hoisting License pdf format of eng_form_continuing_education_inactive

Application for Approval of Continuing Education Program pdf format of form_approval_continuing_ed_

In-Service Training Programs for Exempt Companies

Application for Approval of an In-Service Training Program pdf format of form_approval_in-service_training_program_

Short-Term Rental Entities for Compact Hoisting Machinery

Application for Approval as a Short-Term Rental Entity pdf format of form_approval_short_term_rental_

Short-Term Rental Entity Facilitator Notification pdf format of form_hoisting_facilitator

INSPECTOR OF PRESSURE VESSELS

Inspector of Pressure Vessel License

Inspects boilers, tank pressure vessels and accessories for conformance to safety laws and standards regulating their design, fabrication, installation, repair and operation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 18 years of age, minimum
  • Good moral character
  • Professional: Must complete an application listing prior experience; skills can be determined through practical exam
  • Examination: Must pass written, oral and practical exams, offered approximately once every 3 months
  • Must possess a National Board Commission
  • No continuing education is required.

Fees:

Application Fee $100.00
Renewal Fee $ 75.00

NUCLEAR PLANTS

Nuclear Power Plant Operator

Controls a nuclear reactor which produces steam for generation of electrical power and in operation of auxiliary equipment.

REQUIREMENT: 

  • U. S. Citizen or intent to become one
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • Good moral Character
  • Professional:

Must have 1 1/2 years employment under a second class engineer's license or an assistant nuclear power plant operator license, or must posses a B.S. degree in Engineering plus 1 year of experience in some capacity of steam plant operation

  • Examination:
    Must pass a written exam and an oral exam, offered in September, March and June.

Continuing Education:
Not required

Fees:

Exam --- $35
License Renewal - Every 2 years on Birth date $60

Nuclear Power Operator Assistant

Assists in controlling a nuclear reactor which produces steam for generation of electrical power and in operation of auxiliary equipment.

REQUIREMENT:

  • U. S. Citizen or intent to become one
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • Good moral Character
  • Professional:

 Must have been employed in a steam power plant as a fireman, water tender, control room assistant, or as a designated assistant to the engineer in charge for not less than one year. Must provide written endorsement of training/experience by a person holding a steam power or nuclear power plant engineer's license.

  • Examination:
    Must pass a written exam and an oral exam, offered in September, March and June.

Continuing Education:
Not required

Fees:

Exam ----- $35
Renewal -- Every 2 years on Birthdate - $60
 

Nuclear Power Senior Supervisor

Supervises and coordinates the activities of workers engaged in operation and control of thermonuclear reactor, turbine generator, and auxiliary equipment at electric generation station. oversees the activities and the training of workers in safety precautions, repair, and maintenance..

REQUIREMENT:

  • U. S. Citizen or intent to become one
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • Good moral character
  • Professional

Must have been employed under first class engineer's or nuclear power plant engineer's license for 2 years or more

Examination:
Must pass a written exam and an oral exam, offered in September, March and June.

Continuing Education:
Not required

Fees:

Exam ------------------ $35
License / Renewal ---- $130
 

OIL BURNERS

Oil Burner Apprentice

This certification allows the holder to service, install and repair oil burners and associated appurtenances, under the direct supervision of a properly licensed Oil Burner Technician.

Who should have one?
Anyone wishing to enter the oil burner trade.

What are the prerequisites?
There only prerequisite for this certification is that the applicant be at least 18 years of age, and provide proof as a U.S. citizen.

How is this license obtained?
Application is made to the Department and license is issued. No exam is required.

Fees:

Application --- $40 ($40 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $20.00
 

Oil Burner Technician Certificate

This certification allows the holder to service, install and repair oil burners and associated appurtenances.

Who should have one?
Anyone installing, servicing or repairing power oil burners that burn fuel oil.

What are the prerequisites?
The applicant must be able to demonstrate knowledge of oil burners and associated equipment by passing a strenuous written and/or oral exam. The applicant must also demonstrate a thorough knowledge of 527 CMR 4.00, as well as knowledge of safety devices, automatic, pneumatic and electronic controls. A working knowledge of pipefitting and heating is essential. The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age, and a U.S. citizen.

How is this license obtained?
The applicant must pass a written exam.

Fees:

Application --- $75.00 ($75 license fee and $20 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $50.00
 

PIPEFITTERS

Apprentice Pipefitter

This license allows the holder to perform pipefitting work subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation under the direct supervision of a journeyman or Master Pipefitter.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is learning the trade in pipefitting work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking an Apprentice Pipefitter License must:

  1. Complete an application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. Attached 1" x 1.25" photo
  3. Must provide proof that you are registered with your company with the Department of Labor and Industry
  4. Non-refundable application processing fee ($40)

How is this license obtained?
You provide the Department with the information listed above. You are not required to pass an exam for the apprentice license.

Continuing Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $40.00 ($40 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $20
 

Journeyman Pipefitter

This license allows the holder to perform pipefitting work subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation but does not employ other Journeymen or Master Pipefitters.

Who should have one?
Anyone who performs pipefitting work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking a Journeyman Pipefitter License must:

  1. Completed Application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. Copy of high school diploma or equivalency certification
  3. Attached 1" x 1.25" photo
  4. Non-refundable application processing fee ($75).

AND

5. Documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 6,000 hours in Massachusetts as an apprentice pipefitter.
6. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 350 hours of A.S.M.E Code instruction.

OR

5. Documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 4,000 hours in Massachusetts as an apprentice pipefitter.
6. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 200 hours of A.S.M.E Code instruction.
7. Documentation from an approved school that you have successfully completed 500 hours of study in a pipefitter's course, of which 250 hours of practical, shop-related work.

OR

5. Documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 2,000 hours in Massachusetts as an apprentice pipefitter.
6. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 200 hours of A.S.M.E Code instruction.
7. Documentation from an approved school that you have successfully completed 1000 hours of study in a pipefitter's course, of which 700 hours of practical, shop-related work.

OR

5. Approved by a majority vote of the Bureau

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written exam.

Continue Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $75.00 ($75 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $50.00

Master Pipefitter

This license allows the holder to have a regular place of business and to employ duly licensed people to perform pipefitting.

Who should have one?
Anyone who has a regular place of business or who, by himself, or with other pipefitters in his employ perform pipefitting work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking a Master Pipefitter License must:

  1. Have submitted a properly completed application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. Attached 1" x 1.25" photo to the application.
  3. Provide documentation from employer, and attach it to the application, that you have held and used a Massachusetts Journeyman Pipefitters license for not less than 2,000 hours.
  4. Attach proper documentation, from an approved school that you have completed 100 hours of A.S.M.E Code instruction, to the application.
  5. Provide a non-refundable application processing fee ($100)

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written exam.

Continue Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $100.00 ($100.00 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $75.00

REFRIGERATION

Refrigeration Apprentice

This license allows the holder to perform refrigeration work subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation under the direct supervision of a journeyman or Refrigeration Contractor.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is learning the trade in refrigeration work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking an Apprentice Refrigeration Technician License must:

  1. Complete an application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. A copy of high school diploma or equivalency certification.
  3. Attached 1" x 1.25" photo (Unless Authorization for Release of RMV Photo Information Signed-Off)
  4. A copy of  your Division of Apprentice Standards ID Card.
  5. Must provide proof that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  6. Non-refundable application processing fee ($40).

How is this license obtained?
You provide the Department with the information listed above. You are not required to pass an exam for the apprentice license.

Continue Education:

Schools Approved by the Department
 

Fees:

Application --- $40 ($40 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $20.00
 

Refrigeration Contractor License

This license allows the holder to have a regular place of business and to employ duly licensed people to perform refrigeration work.

Who should have one?
Anyone who has a regular place of business or who, by himself, or with other refrigeration technicians in their employ perform refrigeration work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking a Refrigeration Contractor License must:

  1. Have submitted a properly completed application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. Attached 1" x 1.25" photo (Unless Authorization for Release of RMV Photo Information Signed-Off)
  3. Documentation from employer that you have held and used a Massachusetts Refrigeration Technicians license for not less than 2,000 hours.
  4. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 100 hours of additional refrigeration training.
  5. Submit a non-refundable application processing fee ($150)

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written exam.

Fees:

Application --- $150.00 ($150 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $75.00
 

Refrigeration Technician License

This license allows the holder to perform refrigeration work subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation but does not employ other technicians or contractors.

Who should have one?
Anyone who performs refrigeration work having a capacity over 10 tons in the aggregate.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking a Refrigeration Technician License must:

  1. Completed Application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. Copy of high school diploma or equivalency certification
  3. Attach 1” x 1.25” or passport photo. (Unless Authorization for Release of RMV Photo Information Signed-Off)
  4. A copy of your Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the Division of Apprentice Standards.
  5. Provide a copy of your CFC Certification
  6. Non-refundable application processing fee ($75).

AND

7. Documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 6,000 hours in Massachusetts as a Refrigeration Apprentice.
8. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 250 hours in a refrigeration course, which must consist of 100 hours of refrigeration theory AND 150 hours of related Massachusetts electrical code training.

OR

7. Documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 4,000 hours in Massachusetts as a Refrigeration Apprentice.
8. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 500 hours in a refrigeration course, of which 250 hours must be shop related work, 100 hours of refrigeration theory, and 100 hours of related Massachusetts electrical code training.

OR

7. Documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 2,000 hours in Massachusetts as a Refrigeration Apprentice.
8. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 1000 hours in a refrigeration course, of which 700 hours must be shop related work, 100 hours of refrigeration theory, and 100 hours of related Massachusetts electrical code training.

OR

7. Copy of refrigeration technician’s license, master technician's license or equivalent license from another jurisdiction.
8. Documentation from employer listing work experience and certification requirements equivalent to the Refrigeration Technician Prerequisites listed above, in accordance with 528 CMR 11.03.

OR

7. Approved by a majority vote of the Bureau

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written exam.

Continue Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $75 (non-refundable processing fee)
 

SPRINKLER FITTER

Apprentice Sprinklerfitter

his license allows the holder to perform sprinkler work subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation under the direct supervision of a journeyman or sprinkler contractor.

Who should have one?
Anyone who is learning the trade in fire protection sprinkler work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking an Apprentice Sprinklerfitter License must:

  1. Complete an application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. Attached 1" x 1.25" photo
  3. Provide documentation that you are employed by a Massachusetts Sprinkler Contractor.
  4. Non-refundable application processing fee ($40)

How is this license obtained?
You provide the Department with the information listed above. You are not required to pass an exam for the apprentice license.

Continue Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $40.00

Renewal - $20.00
 

Fire Protection Sprinklerfitter Contractor

This license allows the holder to have a regular place of business and to employ duly licensed people to perform Sprinkler work.

Who should have one?
Anyone who has a regular place of business or who, by himself, or with other sprinklerfitters in their employ perform sprinkler work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking a Sprinkler Contractor License must:

  1. Documentation from employer that have worked five (5) years in the fire protection sprinkler system business in a management position.
  2. Documentation that you are an owner, partner, officer, or in a full time management position of a fire protection sprinkler system company.
  3. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 300 hours of sprinkler fitting study.
  4. Must provide proof that you are a citizen of the United States, or entitled to work in the United States.
  5. Must provide proof that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  6. Non-refundable application processing fee ($100)

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written exam.

Fees:

Application --- $100 ($100 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $75.00
 

Journeyman Sprinklerfitter

This license allows the holder to perform sprinkler work subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation but does not employ other journeymen or contractors.

Who should have one?
Anyone who performs fire protection sprinkler work.

What are the prerequisites?
A person seeking a Journeyman Sprinklerfitter License must:

  1. Completed Application with proper mailing AND home address, social security number.
  2. Copy of high school diploma or equivalency certification
  3. Attached 1" x 1.25" photo
  4. Non-refundable application processing fee ($75).

AND

5. Documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 8,000 hours in Massachusetts as an apprentice sprinklerfitter or trainee.
6. Documentation from an approved school that you have completed 144 hours of sprinkler fitting study per year of apprenticeship.

OR

5. Approved by a majority vote of the Bureau

How is this license obtained?
You must make application and successfully pass a written exam.

Continue Education:

Schools Approved by the Department

Fees:

Application --- $75.00 ($75 non-refundable processing fee)

Renewal Fee - $50.00

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE

Horse Drawn Carriage

The Department of Public Safety regulates the operation of horse drawn carriages for public hire on public roads. It is unlawful to operate, or permit another to operate, a horse drawn carriage unless the owner of has obtained a license from the Department. Additionally, the driver of a carriage must hold a valid certificate of competency to operate a horse drawn carriage granted by an inspector of the Department. All license and certificate applications can be obtained via the link below.

Prior to contacting the Department with any questions, please review the FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") link below for further information. All applications, inquiries, or suggestions should be mailed to:

Department of Public Safety
Horse Drawn Carriage Licensing

One Ashburton Place Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108

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MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITION

Motion Picture Exhibition

The Department of Public Safety regulates the operation of motion picture projectors and licenses operators of such apparatuses. It is unlawful to use a projector in a public building that uses a film more than ten inches in length, except in accordance with the Department's regulations. All premises in which such projectors are used must be inspected by the Department. No person shall operate such apparatus in any public building until they have received a license to do so from the Department. All license applications can be obtained via the link below. Prior to contacting the Department with any questions, please review the FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") link below for further information. All applications, inquiries, or suggestions should be mailed to:

Department of Public Safety
Motion Picture Exhibition Division
One Ashburton Place Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108

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