Apply for Nuclear Power Plant Operator Licenses

information on how to apply for a operating engineer, assistant operator, and senior supervising engineer license for nuclear power plants

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The Details of Apply for Nuclear Power Plant Operator Licenses

What you need for Apply for Nuclear Power Plant Operator Licenses

These licenses are for people who control nuclear power plants.

Requirements:

  • U. S. Citizen;
  • 18 years of age minimum;
  • Good moral character;
  • Pass written and oral exams.

Each license also has individual professional requirements.

Each license is valid for 2 years.

Fees for Apply for Nuclear Power Plant Operator Licenses

Name Fee Unit
Nuclear Plant Operating Engineer License $95 each
Renew a Nuclear Plant Operating Engineer License $60 each
Assistant Nuclear Plant Operating Engineer License $95 each
Renew an Assistant Nuclear Plant Operating Engineer License $60 each
Nuclear Plant Senior Supervising Engineer License $165 each
Renew a Nuclear Plant Senior Supervising Engineer License $130 each

How to apply Apply for Nuclear Power Plant Operator Licenses

Submit completed application, fee and any required attachments to:

Boiler & Pressure Vessel Program
Department of Fire Services
P. O. Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775

Next steps for Apply for Nuclear Power Plant Operator Licenses

  1. Apply for a Nuclear Power Plant Operating Engineer License

    The Nuclear Plant Operating Engineer License is for people who control a nuclear reactor which produces steam for generation of electrical power and in operation of auxiliary equipment.

    Professional Requirements:

    • Must complete an application listing prior experience; skills can be determined through practical exam:
      • Must have 1 1/2 years employment under a Second Class engineer's License or an Assistant Nuclear Power Plant Operator License, or must possess a B.S. degree in Engineering plus 1 year of experience in some capacity of steam plant operation.
  2. Apply for a Nuclear Power Operator Assistant License

    The Nuclear Power Operator Assistant license is for people who assist in controlling a nuclear reactor which produces steam

    Professional Requirements:

    • Must complete an application listing prior experience; skills can be determined through practical exam:
      • 1 year experience as a steam power plant as a fireman, water tender, control room assistant; or
      • 1 year experience as a designated assistant to the engineer in charge. Must provide written endorsement of training/experience by a person holding a steam power or nuclear power plant engineer's license.
  3. Apply for a Nuclear Power Plant Senior Supervising Engineer License

    The Nuclear Power Plant Senior Supervising Engineer license is for people who supervise and coordinate the activities of workers engaged in operation and control of thermonuclear reactor, turbine generator, and auxiliary equipment at electric generation station. They oversee the activities and the training of workers in safety precautions, repair, and maintenance.

    Professional Requirements:

    • Must complete an application listing prior experience; skills can be determined through practical exam.
      • 2 years experience under first class engineer's or nuclear power plant engineer's license.
  4. Examinations

    In order to become licensed to operate a nuclear power plant in Massachusetts you must pass the written and oral exam.

    Once the completed application has been received you will be registered for the next exam date. If the application is received after the deadline for the next exam, you will be registered for the following exam.

    Incomplete applications will be returned to you.

    You may request special accommodations for exams. This request must be submitted with the application package.

    You may request an appeal hearing for Engineer Exam results. Use the form below.

Contact for Apply for Nuclear Power Plant Operator Licenses

Address
1 State Road, Stow, MA 01775
Phone

For other Fire Safety Division Licensing call (978) 567-3375

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