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Permits and Certificates

Certificates of Competency - Contact Phone: (501) 682-4514. Certificates of Competency, or Inspector Commissions, are issued to State and Insurance Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, authorizing them to do inspections within the State of Arkansas.

Commissions expire June 30th of each year, and are renewable at that time.
Fees for Commissions  FEES
New commissions (the inspector has not been previously commissioned with the State of Arkansas): $25.00
Transferred commissions
(the inspector previously held an Arkansas commission with another insurance company or the State):
$25.00
Re-commissions (the inspector has been working in another capacity for the same insurance company
that is now renewing his commission, and the commission has been expired over two years):
$25.00
Renewal commissions (the inspector has a current commission due for renewal): $15.00

An Application for Arkansas Commission, along with a copy of the inspector's current National Board workcard, is required for New and Transferred commissions.

A copy of the inspector's current National Board workcard is required for Renewals and Re-commissions.

Certificates of Inspection - Contact Phone: (501) 682-4513. Certificates of Inspection are issued after payment is received for fees due. In some cases a certificate, the vessel owner may receive a violation letter, which requires the owner to notify the office when required repairs are completed or violations have been cleared up so that the certificate may then be issued once an inspector has verified compliance and released the hold on the certificate.

  • Certificates of Inspection are issued for 1 or 2 years, depending upon the type of vessel.

Piping Installation Permits - Contact Phone: (501) 682-4514. Each Pressure Piping Installation Requires a Permit to Install Pressure Piping. Installers must possess a current Installation License with Pressure Piping Endorsement from the Boiler Division.

  • The fee for Pressure Piping Permits is $100 (one hundred dollars) per permit, regardless of the size of the job. One application per job/installation.
  • Once a Pressure Piping Permit is issued, an Owner's Report of Piping Installation is sent along with the permit, to be filled-out when the job is completed and returned to the Boiler Division after all parties have signed the report.

Vessel Installation Permits - Contact phone: (501) 682-4553. An Installation Permit, or Permit to Install, is required for each boiler or pressure vessel installed in the State of Arkansas. Installers must also possess a current Installation License with the Boiler Division.

  • Fees for vessel installation permits are based on either the horsepower or the gallon capacity of the vessel, depending upon whether it is a fired or unfired vessel. Fees are listed at the bottom of the permit application.

Vessel Repair Permits - Contact Phone: (501) 682-4514. When a boiler or pressure vessel is repaired, a Repair Permit is required. Repairers must also possess a current Repair License with the Boiler Division.

  • There is no charge at this time for Repair Permits.
  • All alterations must be approved by the Chief Inspector of the Boiler Division.

Other Services

Boiler Advisory Board - Contact Phone: (501) 682-4513. The Boiler Advisory Board was created to assist in the formation of rules and regulations concerning boiler operation; to assist in giving examinations to prospective boiler inspectors; and to counsel and advise the Chief Boiler Inspector in the performance of his duties. The Board is appointed by the Governor. In addition to the Director of Labor who is ex officio chairman, the Boiler Advisory Board consists of four members. These members represent insurance companies who inspect and insure boilers and pressure vessels, boiler owners, boiler manufacturers, and operating engineers.

Code Shops - Contact Phone: (501) 682-4513. National Board/ASME Code Stamp Reviews are conducted when requested.

Publications and Applications

Important Notice for Boiler Operator License Applicants – Effective Immediately:
Any applicant wishing to obtain a boiler operator license must now complete both the Boiler Operator License Application and the Boiler Operator Experience Questionnaire, and submit them as instructed in the Boiler Operator Experience Memorandum. Applicants failing to submit the proper paperwork and fees will not be allowed to participate in the examination.

Boiler Operator Experience Memorandum
Boiler Operator Experience Questionnaire
Boiler Operator License Application
Boiler Operator Study Guide

The following links are in PDF format.