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Apply for a Hoisting Engineer License

Do you want to apply for a new hoisting engineer license, upgrade or restriction? Follow the instructions below.
Allow 5 weeks for application processing.

Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Division of Occupational Licensure

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If looking for a status update on a license renewal, please put your full OPSI license number, including prefix, in the subject line. Email Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Division of Occupational Licensure at OPSI-info@mass.gov

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What you need for Apply for a Hoisting Engineer License

This application will allow you to sit for a hoisting exam. Passing an exam will allow you to obtain a new license, upgrade a license, or add restrictions to your license. If you currently have a license and wish to renew, see this page. Submit all of the follow items to apply for a hoisting license and sit for an exam:   

  • A legible copy of a valid driver's license, driver's license learner's permit, or Massachusetts ID issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • A copy of a DOT Medical Certificate, Massachusetts Intrastate Medical Waiver, or ANSI/ASME B30.5 Medical Qualifications Form. For more information, see the Medical Requirements page.
  • Either authorization for the Massachusetts RMV to share your Driver's License photo with the Office of Public Safety and Inspections or a 2x2 passport-style photo.
  • Applicants applying for a Hoisting Engineer Apprentice license must also submit an ID card from the Division of Apprentice Standards.
  • An application processing fee of $75.00 for each restriction. Payment can be made in the online application or, for mail applications, in the form of a check or money order made out to the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts". This processing fee is non-refundable. 

You must be of at least 18 years of age to apply for a hoisting license.

If you are unsure which license restrictions to apply for, see the License Type Guide.

To prepare for an examination, all applicants should know all relevant statutes, regulations, and operating instructions provided by the manufacturer’s operating manuals. For more information see Education Requirements.

If you are a military veteran or service member you may qualify for benefits under the VALOR Act. 

Fees for Apply for a Hoisting Engineer License

Name Fee Unit
License Application $75 Per Restriction

How to apply Apply for a Hoisting Engineer License

Complete an Application Online. This application can also be utilized to upgrade or add a restriction to a current license. Online applications allow applicants to track progress through processing.

Mail your completed Hoisting Engineer Exam Application along with the non-refundable processing fee to the address below:

Division of Occupational Licensure
Office of Public Safety and Inspections
ATTN: Hoisting Engineer Exam
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118

Ensure that your application has your correct social security number and mailing address. 

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1000 Washington St, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118
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If looking for a status update on a license renewal, please put your full OPSI license number, including prefix, in the subject line. Email Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Division of Occupational Licensure at OPSI-info@mass.gov

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