Journeyperson Sheet Metal Worker License Application

Application, exam instructions and related forms for Journeyperson Sheet Metal Workers

Instructions for Journeyperson license exam application

  1. Please read all instructions and download the Exam Information Bulletin from the website before starting your online application for a Journeyperson Sheet Metal Worker License.  This is an application for Journeyperson license J-1 (unrestricted) and J-2 (restricted) status.  To apply for the Journeyperson exam, applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., have completed all required field and education hours, and be of good moral character. Your application must include a recent 2” x 2” color passport photo.  For a full list of all application requirements, please refer to the Application Checklist shown below.
  2. You may apply and pay online using the ePLACE Portal.  First, you will need to register and create an account on the ePLACE Portal.  This will allow you to apply for licenses, make online payments, apply for permits, renew your license, and update your contact information through your online account. Click here for instructions on creating an ePLACE Portal account and applying for a license. 
  3. Applicants will need to carefully read items # 4 and # 5 below and be sure to select the appropriate exam on the application form. If you have any questions, contact the Board before submitting the application online.  Incomplete applications will only remain open for 180 days after which a new application and fee is required.  Email or call 617-727-4454 for information.
  4. To qualify for an unrestricted J-1 license you are required to include documentary proof satisfactory to the Board of having a high school diploma or G.E.D. and completed, within 10 years preceding this application, 8000 hours of licensed apprentice training and 750 hours of Board approved training classes over a period of no less than five years.
  5. To qualify for a restricted J-2 license you are required to include documentary proof satisfactory to the Board of having a high school diploma or G.E.D. and completed, within ten years preceding application, 4800 hours of licensed apprentice training and 450 hours of Board approved training classes over a period of no less than three years. Restricted license is limited to residential dwellings 3-stories or less and commercial projects 10,000 square feet or less within buildings 2-stories or less.
  6. Journeyperson applicants are required to upload a completed “Statement of Experience” form and the “Verification of Education” form available on the Board website.
  7. Journeyperson applicants that have out of state, out of country or other non-Board approved sheet metal training, education or work experience should contact the Board office for information on applying for credit towards their journeyperson license. No credit will be given for any work experience in Massachusetts after February 19, 2011 without being a licensed apprentice employed by a master sheet metal worker.
  8. Candidates that fail an examination will have 6 months from the application approval date to successfully retake the examination; otherwise candidates will need to submit a new application.
  9. Candidates that have not successfully passed the exam after three attempts shall provide satisfactory proof to the board of having successfully completed self-designed learning objectives or successful completion of an examination preparation course.
  10. If you are ineligible for a Social Security Number, contact the Board for instructions.
  11. Please note the address that you use as your Mailing Address is public record and will be released to anyone upon request.
  12. If you have been convicted of a crime you must list all offenses inclusive of OUI, DUI, and Operating after/with suspended license or registration. Dispositions of “continued without finding” (“CWOF”) or “admission to sufficiency of facts” must also be reported. Do not include minor traffic offense(s).
  13. Please upload your notarized CORI authorization form.  All forms are available on the Board website.
  14. In order to submit your application after you have completed it, you will be required to submit a payment online for $155.00 in U.S. funds from a U.S. based account. Be advised, this fee is not refundable.  Please note that your application cannot be submitted online without payment of the correct fee.  The fee includes both application processing and your first license.
  15. The exam vendor (PSI) will contact you when your application is approved to sit for the exam. Scheduling of your exam and payment of the exam fee will be handled directly through the exam vendor.

Application Checklist

  • A current/valid Massachusetts Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker license
  • Must upload a 2” x 2” color passport photo    
  • Must upload a high school diploma, transcripts or G.E.D.    
  • Must upload certificates of completion from Board approved training program    
  • Must upload the “Statement of Experience” form    
  • Must upload the “CORI Authorization Form”    
  • Must pay $155.00 non-refundable online application / license fee payable in U.S. funds from a U.S. based account


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