By the Division of Professional Licensure


When will apprentice applications be available?

The apprentice applications will be available during the one year grandfathering process with plans for apprenticeship classes to start in September 2010.

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After the grandfathering process, how do I qualify for a J-1 unrestricted journeyperson license?

8000 hours of sheet metal experience over five years, 750 of related classroom/shop instruction and successfully pass exam.

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After the grandfathering process, how do I qualify for a J-2 restricted journeyperson license?

4800 hours of sheet metal experience over three years, 450 hours of related classroom/shop training and successfully pass exam.

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After the grandfathering process, how do I qualify for a master license?

Completing the 40-hour master's course and successfully passing the exam will allow licensees to upgrade from J-1 to M-1 or J-2 to M-2.

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What if I have similar trade experience that doesn't exactly meet the Board's requirements?

You can submit written requests to the Board for equivalent training and/or education to be considered towards licensure.

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What are the work limitations of the J-2 restricted license?

Residential dwellings 3-stories or less and commercial projects 2-stories or less and up to 10,000 total square feet.

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What are the journeyperson-to-apprentice ratio requirements for the J-2 restricted license?

All work performed with a J-2 restricted license can be completed with a 1:1 journeyperson-to-apprentice ratio.

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What are the journeyperson-to-apprentice ratio requirements for the J-1 license?

The allowable number of apprentices to journeypersons employed on a project is as follows: (1:1), (2:2), (2:3), (2:4), (3:5), (3:6), (3:7), (4:8), (4:9), (4:10), etc.

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If I perform duct cleaning do I need a sheet metal license?

No, but any dismantling, alteration, repair of ductwork or installation of any access doors required should be performed by a licensed sheet metal worker.

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Are permits and inspections required?

Yes, as of 2/19 /2011 permits will be required in the city or town where you will be performing sheet metal work. Please note, cities and towns may implement the permitting process prior to 2/19/2011 at their discretion. Also, permits will be required for state projects as of 2/19/2011 and will be issued from this office.

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What are the requirements for an instructor license?

An applicant must be of good moral character, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be a licensed journeyperson, and have 7-years of sheet metal experience.

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When will instructor license applications be available?

Instructor applications should be available by May 1, 2010.

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What are the requirements for a school license?

Schools must submit curriculum, floor plans, occupancy permits, itemization of tuition and fees and copies of student contracts. Refer to application and regulation for additional information.

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When will school license applications be available?

School applications should be available by May 1, 2010.

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When will Business licenses applications be available?

Business licenses should be available by July 1, 2010.

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What are the requirements for a Business license?

Businesses must submit certificates of liability insurance and articles of organization. All partners in a partnership or LLP must be Master Sheet Metal Worker. Each corporation shall have at least one master Sheet Metal Worker as a corporate officer and the corporation shall designate a Master Sheet Metal Worker as its Responsible Craftsman. Each LLC must designate a Master Sheet Metal Worker as the manager; this individual will be the Responsible Craftsman. Refer to application and regulation for additional information.

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What are the duties of the Responsible Craftsman?

The Responsible Craftsman is a licensed Master Sheet Metal Worker who assumes the duties and accepts the responsibilities associated with being the ultimate, regulated, professional authority within a business entity.

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Do I need to submit proof of my occupational license from another state?

Yes, you will need to contact the licensing authority in the state or jurisdiction you are licensed in and request a certificate of standing or certificate of verification and submit it to the Board in the original unopened envelope.



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Do I need to apply for my Journeyperson grandfather license before I can apply for my Master grandfather license?

No, you can immediately apply for the Master license if you meet the requirements.



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Do I need to submit copies of old W-2's, paystubs, tax records, etc to provide proof of employment?

No, only if the Board requests that you provide additional information. The application and employment verification affidavit is all that is required. Applicants may submit a one page letter to further describe their employment history, trade knowledge and background if they choose.

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