Obtain a: Class A or Class B Oil Burner Equipment Installer License
UPDATE: New License Application Requirement
NOTE: The Licensing & Exams Unit will not be accepting any walk-in transactions, or paper applications for this process.
Step 1: Exam Guidelines
To obtain a NYC 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
- Be fit to perform the work authorized by the license
- 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 License Applicants
All Class A NYC 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 License Applicants
All Class B NYC 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.*
Step 2: Applying for the License
You must pass a written and practical exam in order to become an Oil Burner Equipment Installer.
You must complete the exam application (LIC41), choose the Oil Burner box, then indicate if you are applying for a Class A or Class B license. Submit the application with the $525.00 fee to the Department (see contact information below). After passing the written exam, you must apply to take the practical exam (LIC42).
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 candidate then select either the Class A or Class B designation. Submit the application with the $350.00 fee, payable by money order only to:
NYC Department of Buildings
Licensing & Exams Unit - Exams
280 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
*NOTE: As of March 16, 2017, you have up to twenty-four (24) months from the date of notification of passing the written examination to pass the practical examination.*
Step 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 one (1) to two (2) weeks with instructions on how to schedule your exam. Exams are given at several locations in the State.
- The written exam consists of multiple-choice questions that assess your knowledge of the NYC Administration Code. You will not be allowed to use reference materials during the exam.
- Passing score is seventy (70) percent. If you pass the written exam you will receive your report (printed by the site proctor) at the exam site at the time of testing, and a practical exam will be scheduled.
- If you pass the practical exam, you will receive a letter via US Mail by CPS approximately 3-4 weeks after the date of the practical exam.
Step 4: Background Investigation
To become a NYC Oil Burner Equipment Installer, you must also pass a background investigation by submitting the documents listed below as scanned PDFs via the DOB NOW Portal. Applicants that do not currently have an eFiling account will need to create an account by completing the registration form.
Please see the New License Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.
You must upload PDF scans. Pictures of documents will not be accepted. Applicants have one (1) year to complete the submission of all documentation. The following documentation is required:
- Examination Score Reports
- LIC2 Application Form
- LIC34 (if applicable)
- LIC50 or LIC51 application
*NOTE: Applicants with a home address outside of New York City’s five (5) boroughs must complete the LIC50: Authorization for Service of Process by Agent form. Applicants may also fill out the LIC51: Voluntary Authorization for Service of Process by Email even if they reside within the City of New York.*
- Supplemental Investigation Questionnaire
- Notarized Background Investigation Questionnaire
- LIC62 Physical Exam Form must be completed within 90 days prior to application date
- Experience Verification Forms from all supervisors for the years you are claiming as experience
*NOTE: Experience Verification Forms from company Human Resources will not be accepted*
- Certified Social Security History of Earnings for the years you are claiming as experience - this is NOT the Social Security Statement.
*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’s license, learner’s permit, State ID, green card, or passport)
- Original Social Security Card
- Original birth certificate, current passport or green card
- Proof of residence (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.*
- Latest pay stub or W-2
- Child Support Certification Form
- Background Investigation Fee – $500.00 payable within the DOB NOW Portal
For questions pertaining to your background investigation or to find out the status, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- License Issuance Fee – $100.00 payable within the DOB NOW Portal
- Seal Fee – $100.00 payable within the DOB NOW Portal
Step 5: Obtaining Your License Card
Once you have passed the exams and background investigation, you need to apply for your NYC Oil Burner Equipment Installer License.