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Upgrading IPV to IBPV

Persons certified as In-service Pressure Vessel Inspector are eligible to upgrade their Certificate of Competency to In-service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector if they have subsequently passed the National Board Commission examination and have the required in-service boiler inspection experience or equivalent.

To obtain an upgraded Certificate of Competency, the candidate would follow the application process for certification. If the candidate was previously exempted from Inspector Certification Examination for his/her In-service Pressure Vessel Inspector certification, he/she will have to successfully challenge the Inspector Certification Examination. If the candidate previously passed the Inspector Certification Examination, he/she will not be required to re-write the examination for the certification.

A person who holds both Certificates of Competency will, upon expiry of either certificate, be able to renew only the one Certificate for the In-service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector. The Certificate of Competency for the In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector will be superseded by the In-Service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector Certificate of Competency.

Existing Safety Codes Officer (Boiler)

Persons who hold permanent certification as Safety Codes Officer (Boiler) are eligible for certification without examination. The education, experience and third party certification requirements are considered to have been satisfied.

Level II Safety Codes Officers (Boiler) may apply for In-Service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector certification and Level III Safety Codes Officer (Boiler) may apply for In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector certification.

When applying for certification, complete section 1 and 2 of the application form and submit it with an application fee as indicated on application form. No examination fee is required. There is no deadline for certification without examination for Safety Code Officer.

However, persons who hold permanent certification as Safety Codes Officer (Boiler) and who hold an In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certificate of Competency shall follow all the above upgrading rules to upgrade their Certificate of Competency if they wish to upgrade.

Last modified: February 6, 2015