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Important: Beginning August 2, 2010, the ICC Trades Examination Program will offer a new Steam Engineers (Stationary Boilers) Examination. Please review the revised reference list carefully. Please note: All examinations are closed book.

Board vacancies/available positions currently exist:

  • Refrigeration mechanics
  • Steam or other Operating Engineers
  • Plumbers
  • Asbestos worker/supervisor
  • Elevator Mechanic
  • Elevator Inspector
  • Elevator contractor
  • Consumer member

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Office of Board and Commissions for more information and an application.

Publications and Forms

These links take you to resource information and forms that are required to obtain your license from the District of Columbia.

Licensing

Online License Renewals

Elevator Maintenance ONLY
Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs. All of the functions listed below can be accessed through the Online Services – PULSE Portal link below:

  • Online Services – PULSE Portal
  • Submit a new, reinstatement or reactivation application. Application Instructions (PDF)
  • Conduct a public license search.
  • Check application status or renewal.
  • Perform in-depth information inquiry.
  • Change address.
  • Request Letter of Certification.
  • Request duplicate license.

    Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs.

FAQs (PDF)

Resources

The Board is committed to professional development and consumer protection. The following links provide a wealth of additional information.

District of Columbia Board of Industrial Trades

Welcome

The Board of Industrial Trades (Board) was established to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the District of Columbia by ensuring that individuals engaged in such occupations as asbestos workers, electricians, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, plumbers, steam & other operating engineers, have the specialized skills and training required to perform such services for the public.

The Board license law, which governs plumbers, electricians, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, steam and other operating engineers, asbestos workers, elevator mechanics, elevator inspectors (except for those employed by the District of Columbia or by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) and elevator contractors is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999. The Board may establish bonding and insurance requirements, subcategories of licensure, education, and experience requirements for licensure, and other requirements.

The Board consists of 15 members, appointed by the Mayor. Three (3) shall be plumbers licensed in the District, two (2) shall be electricians licensed in the District, two (2) shall be refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics licensed in the District, two (2) shall be steam and other operating engineers licensed in the District, two (2) shall be asbestos workers, one (1) shall be an elevator mechanic licensed in the District, one (1) shall be an elevator inspector licensed in the District, one (1) shall be an elevator contractor licensed in the District, and one(1) shall be a consumer member. Eight (8) members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the third Tuesday each month at 10:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Licensing Specialist: Pamela Hall: Pamela.Hall@dc.gov

Current Board Members

Robert Smith, Chairperson Master Electrician
Constantin Rodousakis Master Electrician
Alvin Venson Master Refrigeration and Air Condition Mechanic
Johnny Costantino Class 1 Steam Engineer
Shell Davis Master Refrigeration and Air Condition Mechanic
Richard Jackson Master Plumber
Mike Hogue Class 1 Steam Engineer
Victoria Leonard Consumer Member


2014 Meeting Dates:

January 14 February 18 March 18
April 15 May 20 June 17
July 15 August - no meeting September 16
October 21 November 18 December 16

Board meeting minutes are available at www.bega-dc.gov.