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Posted by joe on June 10, 2009 at 11:42:29:
In Reply to: Re: Boiler operator/stationary fireman license posted by Doug Dude on April 03, 2009 at 19:07:41:
: : : : : : : I am currently working as a "temporarily assigned" stationary fireman for the State of Illinois. Without going into too much detail, my workplace has a boiler house and I was able to temporarily transfer there and train as a S.F. and now work on shift without supervision. Illinois does not require a stationary fireman/boiler operator license to hold this position. I am currently enrolled in the S.E.I. course as a means to both learn more about boiler operation but I would also would like to take the licensing exam for any state or city and obtain a license from any jurisdiction in order to build my resume for the future posting of a permanent position at my current work site. These positions are extremely rare and very competitive when they are offered and I am trying to ensure that I meet every possible qualification for a future permanent position.
: : : : : : : I have searched the internet and see many states and cities require a license but can not find any information on how/where/if I can test for one. Can anybody pass along any information on who to contact and sit for an licensing exam ANYWHERE?
: : : : : : : Thanks in advance.
: : : : : : Every state / ;ocal will have their own licensing requirements. Check with local authorities. Here is one for New York City:
: : : : : : http://www.nycsta.org/staschool.htm
: : : : : More follow up:
: : : : : Ohio publishes a "body of knowledge" for boiler operators at http://www.com.state.oh.us/dic/Documents/HighPressureEngineersLicenseExam10506.pdf
: : : : : They recommend a couple of reference books that you can study from.
: : : : : I also recommend "Boiler Operator's Workbook", available from American Technical Publishers at www.go2atp.com. The author, R. Dean Wilson, operates a training company, Steamworks LLC, that trains operators in Ohio to help them pass the tests.
: : : : Thanks for the info. I have already studied the "Boiler Operators Workbook" and am finishing up a course through the Steam Engineering Institute based on "Steam Plant Operation" by Woodruff and Lammers. As mentioned, what I am now looking for is a means to obtain an operators license (for any state or municipality) but my problem has been finding contact information for the licensing oversight authorities of locales requiring a license.
: : : : I did find Ohios exam application through your link to Ohio's body of knowledge. Thanks. If need be and I am an accepted examinee, I will travel to ohio to take the test. However, I am much closer to St. Louis MO and would like to find info for the city licensing authority there...but no luck so far.
: : : : You've been a big help, If I can't find anything closer to sit for soon, I will try to sit for an Ohio license. Thanks again.
: : : : If anyone else has contact info on other locales offering licensing exams, please chime in.
: : : It appears you may have to contact the state fire marshall office @ the exam. Found a link for the regs for boilers, it may be a start:
: : : http://www.state.il.us/osfm/Boilers/BoilerWebpage.pdf
: : : good luck
: : Don't know if this will help. Found some info for Illinois prep courses:
: : http://www.oakton.edu/acad/wia/ahr0067.htm
: www.bullardindustrialtech.com - course covers most state and city licesing programs (according to web site)
NILUPE Organization is licensed in 48 states and all of Canada look them up on the web or ASOPE. org both are very good organizations to liecne under nationwide
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