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Oil Burner Equipment Installer

How To Become A New York City Licensed Oil Burner Equipment Installer

SECTION 1: EXAM GUIDELINES

In order to obtain an Oil Burner Equipment Installer license, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years old

  • Be able to read and write the English language

  • Have good moral character so as not to adversely impact your fitness to perform the duties and responsibilities of an Oil Burner Equipment Installer

Class A Applicants

  • All “Class A” Oil Burner Equipment Installer applicants must have at least four (4) years of practical experience within seven (7) years prior to application in the installation of oil-burning equipment under the direct and continuing supervision of a Department Licensed Class A Oiler Burner Equipment Installer in New York City, including at least one (1) year of experience in the installation of oil-burning equipment for the use of No. 5 and No. 6 fuel oils.

Class B Applicants

  • All “Class B” Oil Burner Equipment Installer applicants must have at least three (3) years of practical experience within five (5) years prior to application in the installation of oil-burning equipment under the supervision of a Department Licensed Oiler Burner Equipment Installer

Note: Please see the full text of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code for all the qualifications requirements.

SECTION 2: APPLYING FOR THE EXAM

You must pass a written and practical exam in order to become an Oil Burner Equipment Installer.

Written
You must complete the exam application (LIC41), check the box that indicates you are an Oil Burner Equipment Installer candidate and submit the application with the $525 fee to the Department (see contact information below). You must also complete and submit the supplemental exam application.

Practical
After passing the written exam, you must apply to take the practical exam (LIC42). To do this you must complete the exam application, check the box that indicates you are an Oil Burner Equipment Installer candidate and submit the application with the $350 fee, payable by money order only, to:

NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007

SECTION 3: SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM

After submitting your exam application, you must next schedule your exams.

  • If your application is accepted, you will receive an email from the exam administrator in three (3) to four (4) weeks with instructions on how to schedule your exam. Exams are given at several different locations in the City

  • The written exam consists of multiple-choice questions that assess your knowledge of the NYC Administrative Code. You will not be allowed to use reference materials during the exam

  • If you pass the written exam, a practical exam will be scheduled

  • If you pass the practical exam, you will receive a letter notifying you of your exam score in approximately five (5) weeks

SECTION 4: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

In order to become an Oil Burner Equipment Installer, you must also pass a background investigation by submitting the below documents, in person and by appointment only, to the Department at:

Licensing & Exams Unit
NYC Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Note: Experience Verification Forms from company Human Resources will not be accepted

  • Social Security History of Earnings for the years you are claiming as experience

Note: There is a fee charged by the Social Security Administration for this service. You must request the report to be run by “company name”. You may request the information by mail or in person (ordinarily you can receive this instantly in person).Visit (http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-7050.html) for more information

  • Photo ID (driver license)

  • Original Social Security Card

  • Original birth certificate, current passport or Green Card

  • Proof of residence with a utility bill, lease or deed or a typed notarized letter and bill from the person you are residing with

Note: Cell phone bills will not be accepted

SECTION 5: APPLYING FOR YOUR LICENSE

Once you have passed the exams and background investigation, you need to apply for your Oil Burner Equipment Installer license.

  • If you pass both exams and the background investigation, you will be notified in writing by the Department’s Licensing Unit that you are eligible to apply for an Oil Burner Equipment Installer license

  • You have one (1) year from the date of that letter to begin submitting the required documents for your license. If you do not complete the process within one (1) year of the date on the letter, you will be required to retake the exams

  • You must make an appointment to apply for a license by calling the Licensing Unit at (212) 393-2259. All documents submitted must be originals; copies will not be accepted. Candidates without appointments will not be seen

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