By the Division of Professional Licensure


1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

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Peter Kelly, Executive Director

Licensed sheet metal workers fabricate and install sheet metal systems used in all types of building ventilation systems, to provide the proper quantity of breathable air and environmental comfort to building occupants. These ventilation systems include ductwork, intake and exhaust louvers, and dampers, and may also include fire and life safety ventilation systems such as smoke exhaust systems, stairwell pressurization systems, smoke dampers, fire dampers, and related accessories.  Licensed sheet metal workers also install various styles of metal roofing systems for commercial or industrial applications, to provide long-lasting moisture and weather protection to building structures and occupants.

Established by Chapter 232 of the Acts of 2008, the Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers protects the public through regulation of the practice of sheet metal work in Massachusetts. It determines eligibility for admission to examinations for licensure, conducts examinations, and licenses qualified individuals to practice sheet metal work, Journeyperson and Master levels, on a restricted and unrestricted basis.  The Board also licenses apprentices, training centers, instructors, and business entities performing sheet metal work. The Board holds monthly meetings, hears complaints, and takes action as required.  Currently, there are more than 13,700 individuals and businesses licensed to practice sheet metal work in Massachusetts.