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Mass Oil Burning License

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bruce_21
bruce_21 Member Posts: 241
There is no statewide licensing in NY, its all local, many small towns have no license requirements, its all up to the local building official, go talk to him.

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  • Al_27
    Al_27 Member Posts: 1
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    Mass Oil Burning License in NY

    Does anybody know if my Mass Oil Burning License can be used for working in New York?
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    I kind of doubt it.

    I do not know the particulars but state licensing is designed to enforce local codes and needs.

    Uniform practices aside it is also a means to protect the trades in each state.

    You may be able to get a temporary permit though. Some states do that or allow you to work under another Master in another state if you are an apprentice or journeyman.

    NY is tough on engineers for one. No comity or reciprocity, it is by test only last time I checked.
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  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    Really?

    Not a challenge, just that it surprises me. Does that mean a practitioner has to have potentially a license for every city and town that requires one?

    Is that just for oil burner techs versus plumbers, electricians and so-on? Curious.
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  • Jim_139
    Jim_139 Member Posts: 61
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    NJ is another state that doesn't require a technicians license. However, they do require that you are a registered home improvement contractor if you do residential work.
  • AL the Plumbah
    AL the Plumbah Member Posts: 11
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    license

    Thanks for all of your inputs. I do have my Massachusetts Master Plumbing License, but how would I go about finding out where to sign up for a test to get a license in N.Y.?
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  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    NYS Dept.

    of Licensure in Albany, I would think. You may have to do a web search and it may be under the Attorney General's office of Consumer Protection.

    I imagine that your NY brethren could tell you better than I.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557
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    When I worked for a commercial service company down in lower CT, we did a lot of work in NY. We worked on rooftop gas/A/C units. In CT we had to have an S-2 license, in Westchester county NY no license was needed. But you would need a home improvement license to put a window in a house. Go figure.

    Putnam County NY has their own license. From what I am told the test is brutal, something like a 10% pass rate.
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