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Operating Stationary Engineer - Initial

License Overview
Applicable to: Employ technical knowledge and expertise in the manipulation, adjustment, control and monitoring of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and boilers
Description: Operating Stationary Engineer:   The holder of this license may perform operation related work. “Operation” means a work discipline that employs technical knowledge and expertise in the manipulation, adjustment, control and monitoring of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and boilers, with sufficient technical knowledge, as determined by the commissioner, and includes (i) heating systems with a steam or water boiler maximum operating pressure greater than fifteen pounds per square inch gauge, or air conditioning or refrigeration systems with an aggregate of more than fifty horsepower or kilowatt equivalency of fifty horsepower or of two hundred pounds of refrigerant.

 

This license also permits incidental maintenance, directly on or adjacent to such operating equipment, including daily blow downs, sample and adjust chemical treatment, clean fuel filters, change fuel nozzle, clean strainers and changing of existing fuel types. Refrigeration plant operators may clean condenser water strainers, sample and adjust chemical treatment and perform absorber air purges. This license does not permit any replacement or revisions to existing piping of any system type.

A person may only perform such OE-2 work while in the employ of properly licensed Heating-piping and cooling contractor for such work or as an employee of a building owner and only on such work on the premises owned or leased by such employer. Any person holding an unlimited or limited license as defined as such relates to Section 20-330(5) heating, piping and cooling work of the Connecticut General Statutes may perform “operations” work as it pertains to the type of license that such person holds.

Statute: Section 20-330(5)
Transaction Type: Initial
Duration: Annual
Requirements
Prerequisites: Successfully pass examinisation as administered through PSI licensure:certification (www.psiexams.com)

Required Documentation:

Applicants for the OE-2, Operating Stationary Engineer's examination shall possess at least ONE of the following qualifications:

1. 60 months of documented experience prior to June 30, 2009 as an active Operating Stationary engineer, that may include:

 1 year of credit for 6 credit hours of classes or continuing education units in boiler safety or operations; and

 1 year of credit for holding a unlimited plumbing license or;

 3 year of credit for holding a limited heating or cooling license.

2. The completion of an operating stationary engineer training program of not less than three years as approved by the Department and 12 months of documented experience as an Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing;

3. 4-year degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited university or college and 12 months of documented experience as a Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing.; or

4. licensure as a professional engineer and 12 months of documented experience as a Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing., or

5. A valid marine engineer’s certificate or Chief Petty Officer’s certificate in a discipline approved by the Department from the United States Navy and 12 months of documented experience as an Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing.

Note: Applicants are required to submit completion certificate of an operating stationary engineer training program of not less than three years as approved by the Department and 12 months of documented experience as an Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing;

Or Applicants must provide notarized statements from occupational related employers as to the dates and duties of employment and copies of any diplomas and degrees of education related to the occupational license type for which you are applying. Department will review, in lieu of the required certificate of an operating stationary engineer training program.

How the mechanical engineer, the licensed PE or the holder of a marine engineer's license will document 12 months "experience as an OSE trainee” 1) Before and after January 2009 if, such person can show 12 months experience as an OSE trainee or its equivalent within or outside CT.  Such persons applying for licensure will have to provide employer statements of dates and duties of experience of not less then 12 months.  2) Before and after January 2009 if, such person cannot show 12 months experience as an OSE trainee or its equivalent within or outside CT.  They will have to be registered and the Labor Department will consider prior credit for such education or service.

Current Heating and Cooling license holders

The holder of an S-2 Unlimited journeyperson license type also includes all work within the definition of OE-2, but only while such S-2 license holder is directly under the supervision of an S-1 unlimited licensed Contractor person employed by the same company.

Where as the OE-2 license, allows you to work while in the employ of properly licensed Heating-piping and cooling contractor for such work or as an employee of a building owner and only on such work on the premises owned or leased by such employer.  Should a person decide to seek further employment opportunity the OE-2 may provide that additional employment of working independently on the premises of ones employer.  1) Before and after January 2009 if, such person can show 12 months experience as an OSE trainee or its equivalent within or outside CT. Such persons applying for licensure will have to provide employer statements of dates and duties of experience of not less then 12 months.  2) Before and after January 2009 if, such person cannot show 12 months experience as an OSE trainee or its equivalent within or outside CT.  They will have to be registered and the Labor Department will consider prior credit for such education or service.

Current Heating and Cooling license holders

The holder of an S-2 Unlimited journeyperson license type also includes all work within the definition of OE-2, but only while such S-2 license holder is directly under the supervision of an S-1 unlimited licensed Contractor person employed by the same company.

Where as the OE-2 license, allows you to work while in the employ of properly licensed Heating-piping and cooling contractor for such work or as an employee of a building owner and only on such work on the premises owned or leased by such employer.  Should a person decide to seek further employment opportunity the OE-2 may provide that additional employment of working independently on the premises of ones employer.

Other Information:
  • Once applicaiton requirements are met, PSI will issue an Examination Eligibility postcard.  Fill out PSI registration form: online(no waiting period), mail (2 weeks), fax (4 business days), phone (no waiting period).
Applications, Forms & Other: Online Renewal
Opertaing Stationary Engineer Application
Related Fees
Application Fee: $90, additional exam fee applies
Fee Exemptions:
Agency Information
Agency: Consumer Protection, Department of
Phone: 860-713-6135
Mailing Address: Department of Consumer Protection, Occupational and Professional Trades Division, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Email Address: occprotrades@ct.gov
Website:     www.ct.gov/dcp
Agency Notes:
Other Agency Information
Agency: PSI licensure:certification
URL: http://www.psiexams.com
Comments: Department of Consumer Protection has contracted with PSI to conduct its examination program.

Last Updated: 2/21/2014             Created: 2/11/2009


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