Frequently Asked Questions: Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety
Who can inspect my boilers?
You should contact either a qualified Inspector from your insurance company if you are insured; OR a qualified Contract Fee Inspector.
Is a license required to operate a boiler in Virginia?
There is no state requirement by the Commonwealth to have a license to operate a boiler. However, the Code of Virginia
allows any city or county in Virginia the option of requiring certain persons to obtain a certificate from the locality. At the present time, no locality in the Commonwealth requires such a certification.
How can I get an extension of a certificate for operating a boiler past its expiration date?
All owners/users have a 60-day grace period to renew a certificate. In order to get a further extension (maximum of three months) you must specify the VA number for the boiler needing the extension, the expiration date, the requested extension date; a check for $20 for each additional month; and arrange for an Inspector to provide an external inspection report indicating agreement to the additional time.
For questions/comments regarding these FAQs, please contact Boiler Safety.