24 July 2003
including Change 1, Jan 2004 and Change 2, March 2005
Certification Procedures. The activity will recommend qualified
candidates for certification to the NAVFACENGCOM Boiler Inspection Certification
Board via the respective NAVFAC Senior Boiler Inspector. Include in the letter of
Proposed inspection workload. Minimum workload is the inspection of 10
boilers and/or unfired pressure vessels per year as specified by paragraph
Evidence of successful completion of the National Board of Boiler
Inspectors (NBBI) qualification examination.
Inspector Certification Test. The qualification examination tests the
ability of the candidate to understand the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
(BPVC). Candidates may wish to attend one of the commercially available boiler
inspector preparatory schools. When requested by the respective (East or West)
NAVFAC Senior Boiler Inspector, the board will arrange the formal testing of qualified
Navy candidates by members of the NBBI. Information must be received at the NBBI
prior to the date of the examination to ensure the candidate is scheduled.
Employment. Only full time employees of the Navy will be certified.
Gaps in employment do not affect certification, however, neither personnel not currently
employed by the Navy nor part-time employees are permitted to perform inspections.
Qualifications for NAVFAC Licensing. The Senior Boiler Inspector
licenses Navy employed inspectors every 2 years, providing they satisfy the following
Possess a valid NAVFACENGCOM Certificate of Competency
Are full-time employees of the Navy.
Maintain an inspection workload of at least 10 boilers and/or unfired
pressure vessels per year.
Conduct inspections in accordance with this UFC.
Are not employed in a capacity that constitutes a conflict of interest, as
defined in paragraph 2-1.5.