| License Description|
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING and REGULATION
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (518021)
TYPE OF EDUCATION
Moderate to Long-term-on-the-job training
DESCRIPTION OF LICENSURE
Three levels of licensure are issued: Third (Beginning) Grade License; Second (Intermediate) Grade License; and First (Master or Senior) Grade License.
Applicants for First Grade Stationary Engineer licensure must meet one of the following qualifications. Possession of a second grade stationary engineer license for at least one-year or more and employment for at least 12 months (1,750 working hours) in the operation of high pressure boilers; OR Experience of five or more years in the operation of a plant that generates 17,250 ponds of steam per hour; OR Possession of a degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited university or college and at least six (6) months or more of practical experience; OR A valid marine engineer's certificate or a chief petty officer's certificate from the United States Navy, with steam boiler engineering training. An applicant may substitute two (2) years of education in a trade or vocational school for one (1) year of practical experience.
Applicants for Second Grade Stationary Engineer licensure must meet the following qualifications. Employment for at least 24 months with at least 3,500 working hours in a power plant under the direct supervision of a licensed first grade stationary engineer or more. Employment as a licensed third grade engineer for at least 1 year; OR A valid marine engineer's certificate or chief petty officers certificate from the United States Navy. An applicant may substitute two (2) years of education in a trade or vocational school for one (1) year of practical experience.
Applicants for Third Grade Stationary Engineer licensure must show documentation of experience in the operation of or experience around a plant or machinery. An applicant may substitute two (2) years of education in a trade or vocational school for one (1) year of practical experience.
PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING LICENSURE
PSI Examination Services 1 (800) 733-9267 provides examination services for the Board. Examinations are administered on a weekly basis at PSI's test locations in Baltimore, College Park, Hagerstown and Salisbury. PSI will mail a Maryland Stationary Engineer Qualification Handbook to candidates with each application for examination. For more information, visit the PSI website at www.psiexams.com
Dept. Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Board of Examining Engineers
500 North Calvert Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Website is www.dllr.state.md.us/license/electron.html
First Grade - 3,271
Second Grade - 1,479
Third Grade - 759