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Section 17G.010.200
 

Title 17G Administration and Procedures

Chapter 17G.010 Building and Construction Permits

Section 17G.010.200 Application for Worker’s License
  1. State Licenses, Permits, Certificates.

Electricians and electrical apprentices are certificated by the department of labor and industries under chapter 19.28 RCW. Persons engaged in the craft of installing, altering, repairing and renovating potable water systems and liquid waste systems within a building, either as a journeyman plumber or specialty plumber must have a certificate issued by the department of labor and industries as provided in chapter 18.106 RCW.

  1. Boiler Operators’ and Boiler Inspectors’ Licenses.
    1. An applicant for a license under the boiler and pressure vessel code shall pay the prescribed fees and make written application to the department of building services on prescribed forms.
    1. Unless the application is to renew a license in good standing for the succeeding year, the applicant shall be examined as to his qualifications by the board of boiler examiners.
    1. To be eligible to apply for a license, an applicant must meet the following minimum qualifications:
      1. First class engineer and boiler inspector: Two years of practical experience as a boiler operator in a high-pressure plant exceeding eight million BTU input.
      1. Second class engineer: One year of practical experience as a high-pressure boiler operator in a high-pressure plant exceeding four million BTU input.
      1. Third class engineer: One year of practical experience.
      1. Small high-pressure boiler operator: Must pass the prescribed examination.
      1. Low-pressure boiler operator: Must pass the prescribed examination.
    1. All boiler operation and boiler inspector license holders must renew the license annually by December 31st.
  1. Mechanics’ Licenses.
    1. An applicant for any license to do work under the mechanical code shall pay the prescribed fees and make written application to the department of building services on prescribed forms.
    1. The board of gas heating mechanic examiners shall examine to determine the qualifications and fitness of original applicants for licenses as a gas heating mechanic. The board may similarly examine any applicant for a renewal of such license.
    1. To be eligible to apply for a license, an applicant must meet the following minimum qualifications:
      1. Gas heating mechanic I or gas inspector I: No Requirements.
      1. Gas heating mechanic II or gas inspector II: Must possess an active Gas Mechanic I license.
    1. “Gas fitting work” means the installation, alteration, extension, repair or maintenance, from the outlet of the gas meter, of gas piping, venting and appliances.
    1. All mechanical license holders must renew the license annually by December 31st. If the license is expired for more than 90 days, a new application and exam is required.
  1. Apprentices.

The building official, with the approval of the appropriate board, may promulgate from time to time rules for the licensing, registration or regulation or apprentices in the various trades, consistent with federal and state law.

  1. Registered Servicers.

An applicant for a license to test, maintain and alter fire alarm systems, portable fire extinguishers, range hood systems, sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, or underground critical materials storage tanks must pay the prescribed fee and make written application to the fire official. Proof of competency is by exam, demonstration, or submittal of credentials as approved by the fire official.

  1. Refueler Operator.

An applicant for a permit to operate an aircraft refueler vehicle must present to the fire official an identification card issued by his employer certifying the applicant’s qualifications, as provided in UFC Section 2402.3.

Date Passed: Monday, May 11, 2020

Effective Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

ORD C35899 Section 13