Professional Regulations, Workplace Regulation and Safety, RI Dept. of Labor and Training
  • DLT
  • Labor Market Information
  • Temporary Disability
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workforce Development
  • Workforce Regulation and Safety
DLT homeAbout DLTOnline NewsroomSitemapRules and RegsPublicationsFormsDirectionsContact DLT
LMI HomeData CenterLMI for JobseekersLMI for BusinessLMI PublicationsWagesLicensed OccupationsLMI News ReleasesFAQsContact LMI
TDI homeFile a TDI ClaimElectronic Payment CardQualified Healthcare ProvidersTDI for employersTDI FormsTDI FAQsContact TDI
UI homeFile a UI ClaimAccess AccountTeleserveElectronic Payment CardsUI for EmployersExtended BenefitsUI FAQsContact UI
WC HomeEducationDonley CenterInjured WorkerEmployerInsurer/AdjusterIndependent ContractorFormsFAQ'sContact WC
WFDS HomenetWORKriBusiness ServicesGovernor's Workforce BoardWorkforce Investment OfficeTradeYouthVeteransContact WFDS
WRS HomeProfessional RegulationApprenticeshipPrevailing WageLabor StandardsOccupational SafetyPublications and FormsContact WRS


Exam Dates and Results
Check a License
Pay for your License
Public Record of License
Find Training Providers
Change your Address


Burglar Alarms
Electricians

Hoisting Engineers
Mechanicals
Plumbers and Irrigators
Telecommunications


Laws, Rules and Regulations
for Mechanical Trades

These pages link to the General Assembly Statues - RI General Assembly Disclaimer

Section 28-27: Index of Sections | Rules and Regulations


NUMBER
LAW  
NUMBER
LAW

§ 28-27-1

Purpose   § 28-27-16 Reexamination of applicants
§ 28-27-1.0 Mechanical board  

§ 28-27-17

Test fees – license fees – expiration and renewal of licenses
§ 28-27-1.1 Inspection and right of entry   § 28-27-17.1 Failure to renew license
§ 28-27-1.2 General license criteria guide   § 28-27-17.2 Certificates expiring while licensee is in federal service
§ 28-27-2 Licensing – Mechanical board examiners created – Senior chief investigator   § 28-27-18 Registration of apprentices
§ 28-27-3 Disposition of fees – annual report   § 28-27-19 License displayed in place of business
§ 28-27-4 "Master pipefitting contractor," "master refrigeration contractor," "master sheet metal contractor" and "master fire protection sprinkler contractor" defined   § 28-27-20 State and municipal inspections and installation permits
§ 28-27-4.1 "Journeyperson refrigeration technician" defined   § 28-27-21 Grounds for revocation of license
§ 28-27-4.2 "Journeyperson pipefitter", "journeyperson sprinkler fitter" and "journeyperson sheet metal worker" defined   § 28-27-22 Procedure for revocation of license
§ 28-27-4.3 "Pipefitter apprentice," "refrigeration/air conditioning apprentice," "journeyperson sprinkler fitter apprentice" and "journeyperson sheet metal worker apprentice" defined – duration of apprentice programs   § 28-27-22.1 Subpoena of a witness
§ 28-27-4.4 "Master mechanical contractor" defined – license fee   § 28-27-22.2 Subpoena powers
§ 28-27-5 Practices for which master or contractor license required   § 28-27-23 Administration of oaths
§ 28-27-5.1 Practices for which a journeyperson or apprentice license required   § 28-27-24 Recommendations of board – order of the director – appeal

Click here for recently updated law
§ 28-27-5.2 Issuance of P.J.F. journeyperson oil burnerperson's license   § 28-27-24.1 Compelling obedience to subpoenas
§ 28-27-5.3 Oil burnerperson's limited license   § 28-27-25 Judicial review of proceedings
§ 28-27-6 Corporations and firms engaged in business   § 28-27-25.1 Judicial enforcement
§ 28-27-6.1 Owners' right to install   § 28-27-26 Repealed
§ 28-27-6.2 Issuance of contractor master license   § 28-27-26.1 Enforcement
§ 28-27-7 Functions of board of examiners   § 28-27-27 Repealed
§ 28-27-8 Duties of director   § 28-27-28 Practices for which a license is required
§ 28-27-9 Application for license   § 28-27-29 Persons and acts exempt
§ 28-27-9.1 Grandfathering - licensing of sheet metal contractors and sheet metal journeypersons without examination   § 28-27-30 Enforcement procedures
§ 28-27-10 License of pipefitter or refrigeration/air conditioning or fire protection sprinkler contractor or sheet metal contractor or sprinkler fitter master – test fee – license fee – qualifications – filing deadline   § 28-27-30.1 Severability
§ 28-27-11 Journeyperson license – test fees – license fees and qualifications – filing deadline for journeyperson   § 28-27-31 Repealed
§ 28-27-12 Repealed   § 28-27-32 Discrimination
§ 28-27-13 Change of address   § 28-27-33 Investigator's devotion to duties – assignment of investigators
§ 28-27-14 Examination of applications   § 28-27-34 "Division" and "chief administrator" defined
§ 28-27-15 Issuance of licensing following examination      

 



 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL “LICENSE” CRITERIA GUIDE

  9 Refrigeration Journeyperson Class II
10 Fire Protection Master
11 Fire Protection Journeyperson
12 Sheet Metal Master Class I
13 Sheet Metal Master Class II
14 Sheet Metal Journeyperson Class I
14 Sheet Metal Journeyperson Class II
15 Limited License Class II
21 Apprenticeship Program
22 Definitions
 

COVERED BY: Public Safety & Consumer Protection Law
RIGL 28-27 Entitled - MECHANICAL
PREPARED BY: MECHANICAL BOARD of EXAMINERS

MASTER MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR
Unlimited Heating, Cooling and Process Work
Can be self employed

1. Applicant shall have worked as a Contractor or has been associated in both trades for 20 years or more, 10 years as a Rhode Island Pipefitter Master I and 10 years as a Rhode Island Refrigeration Master I, and prove expertise and knowledge by a notarized resume.

2. Provide evidence to the Chief Administrator that an up to date knowledge of the trades is maintained, by periodic schooling of a general nature and trade seminars or installations demanding applicant’s expertise.

3. Furnish evidence of installed, completed, or operating installations, if requested.

4. Has assimilated working knowledge of a Rhode Island Journeyperson and Rhode Island Master licenses, and has passed the appropriate examinations for the Rhode Island Pipefitter Master I and Rhode Island Refrigeration Master I license.

5. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

6. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal Withholding procedures and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have a working knowledge of state and federal OSHA laws and the B.O.C.A. State Building Code, particularly the Mechanical Sections of the currently approved edition.

7. Final awarding of this license is also based upon the past performance of applicant as a heating and refrigeration contractor.

8. Advancement to this license is by approval of Chief Administrator after evaluation of applicant’s resume by the board.

 
CONTRACTOR MASTER: LIMITED LICENSE
(PER R.I.G.L. 28-27-6.3.)

Work is allowed solely as permitted by R.I.G.L. 28-27-6 (b). The license allows limited work only by a Limited License Contractor Master on behalf of one (1) and only one (1) entity for which he or she is continuously engaged in supervision of installation, maintenance, and repair work and for which he or she is an officer (if such entity is a corporation), a partner (if such entity is a partnership), or a similarly authorized principal (if such entity is neither a corporation nor a partnership). The license may be used, solely on behalf of the entity, as follows: (1) CAN engage in business (through duly licensed individuals), advertise, bid for work, and take out permits; but (2) CANNOT individually engage in installation, maintenance, or repair work.

This license holder CAN be self-employed.

1. General Criteria for Applicants for Limited License Contractor Master:

A. Education and Experience:

1. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (or an equivalent degree as determined by the Board), and must have at least 4 years of relevant experience in the discipline applied for (pipefitting, sprinkler fitter, sheet metal and/or refrigeration) of a nature and quality, which is acceptable to the Board.

AND/OR

2. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (or an equivalent degree as determined by the Board) and must have at least 4 years of relevant experience in the discipline applied for (pipefitting, sprinkler fitter, sheet metal and/or refrigeration) of a nature and quality which is acceptable to the Board.

2. Application and Supporting Materials

A. Applicants must submit 2 affidavits, of a nature and quality acceptable to the Board, from duly authorized officers of their employment, evidencing continued competence and relevant experience in the discipline applied for (pipefitting, sprinklers, sheet metal and/or refrigeration).

B. Applicants must submit 2 character references of a nature and quality acceptable to the Board.

C. Applicants must supply the Employer Identification Number (EIN) of the entity to be licensed.

D. Applicants must supply a copy of the current Workers Compensation insurance policy of the entity to be licensed.

E. Applicants must supply a copy of the current general liability insurance policy of the entity to be licensed.

3. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3"

4. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker's Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal Withholding procedures and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have a working knowledge of state and federal OSHA laws and the B.O.C.A. State Building Code, particularly the Mechanical Sections of the currently approved edition.

5. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor’s license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.

 


PIPEFITTER MASTER - CLASS I


Unlimited License

Can be self-employed

1. Shall have held a Rhode Island Pipefitters Journeyperson l license for one (l) year or held a Pipefitters Master II with the State of Rhode Island for one (l) year.

2. An out of state Master Class I Pipefitters license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Pipefitter Master Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Pipefitter Master I license available, a notarized resume showing six (6) years experience, one of which is as a contractor, shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a regular place of business.

4. Shall have knowledge of a Rhode Island Master Class II license and Journeyperson Licenses Class I and Class II. Shall have a working knowledge of gas and oil fired boilers, controls, thermostats, control wiring, and different types of radiation.

5. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

6. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”.

7. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State, and Federal withholding procedures and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have working knowledge of State and Federal OSHA laws and the B.O.C.A. State Building Code, particularly the mechanical section of the currently approved edition.

8. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.



 

PIPEFITTER MASTER - CLASS II

Limited license

Can be self-employed

1. Shall have held a Rhode Island Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II license for three (3) years.

2. An out of state Master Class II Pipefitting license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Master Class II Pipefitter\Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Pipefitter Master Class II license available a notarized resume showing six (6) years experience, three (3) of which is as a contractor, shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a regular place of business.

4. Shall have a working knowledge of gas and oil fired boilers, controls, thermostats, control wiring, and different types of radiation.

5. Shall have knowledge of blueprint reading and pipe layout.

6. Commercial heating installations are limited to 500,000 BTU’s. Residential heating installations are limited up to 500,000 BTU’s. Proper permits shall be taken with the Rhode Island Department of Labor, Boiler Division on commercial heating installations of 200,000 BTU’s and residential installations of 400,000 BTU’s and above. A Pipefitter Master Class II license may take out these permits up to 500,000 BTU’S and a Pipefitter Master Class I license is needed for 500,000 BTU’S and above.

Section IV, heating boilers, of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code shall be followed.

A. Steam boilers for operations at pressure not exceeding l5 psi.

B. Hot water heating and hot water supply boilers for operations at pressures not exceeding l60 psi and/or temperatures not to exceed 250 degrees F.

7. Limited to heating installations only. Process piping is not allowed with the Class II license.


8. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”.

9. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, TDI, State and Federal Withholding procedures and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have a working knowledge of State and Federal OSHA laws and the B.O.C.A. State Building Code, particularly the International Mechanical Code of the currently approved edition.

10. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.


 

PIPEFITTER JOURNEYPERSON - CLASS I

Unlimited license

Cannot be self-employed

1. Minimum of l0000 hours of on the job training with a minimum of 144 hours of trade related schooling per year, shall be a properly registered apprentice in a State of Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program and a copy of the certificate of completion shall accompany the application. Two (2) years of schooling in an accredited institution recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training may be deducted from the apprentice program.

2. An out of state Pipefitter Journeyperson Class I license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Pipefitter Journeyperson Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Pipefitter Journeyperson Class I available, a notarized resume showing five (5) years experience, as a Journeyperson Pipefitter, shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have knowledge of the Rhode Island Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II.

4. Shall have knowledge of a gas and oil fired boilers, controls, and thermostats, control wiring and different types of radiation.

5. Shall have knowledge of blueprint reading and pipe layout also experience in cutting and welding.

6. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

7. Shall have knowledge of OSHA and State Building Codes (Mechanical Section).


 

PIPEFITTER JOURNEYPERSON - CLASS II

Limited license

Cannot be self-employed

1. Minimum of 4000 hours of on the job training with a minimum of 288 hours of trade related schooling, shall be a properly registered apprentice in a State of Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program. The apprentice shall successfully complete the program and a copy of the certificate of completion shall accompany the application. Two (2) years of schooling in an accredited institution recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Labor may be deducted from the apprentice program.

2. An out of state Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II available, a notarized resume showing five (5) years experience, as a Journeyperson Pipefitter shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a working knowledge of boilers, gas, oil, controls, thermostats, control wiring, and different types of radiation, also knowledge of blueprint reading and pipe layout.

4. Commercial heating installations are limited up to 500,000 BTU’s. Residential heating installations are limited up to 500,000 BTU’s.

Section IV, Heating Boilers, of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code shall be followed.

A. Steam boilers for operations at pressure not exceeding l5 psi.

B. Hot water heating and hot water supply boilers for operations at pressures not exceeding l60 psi and/or temperatures not to exceed 250 degrees F.

5. Shall have knowledge of OSHA, State Building Codes and currently approved edition of the International Mechanical Code.

6. Limited to heating installations only. Process piping is not allowed with the Class II license.

7. A company shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per two (2) licensed persons for on-the-job training. Any properly registered apprentice shall at all times, work under the direct supervision of a Master Pipefitter I or II or a Journeyperson I or II.

8. A Pipefitter Journeyperson II may apply for a Pipefitter Journeyperson I license by entering the Pipefitter I apprenticeship program. Serve an additional 6,000 hours of on-the-job training plus 432 hours of related training and shall work under a Pipefitter Master I or a Journeyperson I.


 

REFRIGERATION MASTER - CLASS I

Unlimited license

Can be self-employed


l. Shall have held a Rhode Island Refrigeration Journeyperson I license for one (l) year or held a Refrigeration Master II license with the State of Rhode Island for one (l) year. 2. An out of State Master Class I Refrigeration license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Refrigeration Master Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Refrigeration Master Class I license available, a notarized resume showing six (6) years experience, one of which is as a contractor, shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a regular place of business.

4. Shall have knowledge of the Rhode Island Refrigeration Master Class II and both Journeyperson licenses Class I and Class II.

5. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

6. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

7. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal Withholding procedures and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition they shall have a working knowledge of State and Federal OSHA laws and the B.O.C.A. State Building Code (the mechanical section of the currently approved addition).

8. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.

 

REFRIGERATION MASTER - CLASS II

Limited license

Can be self employed


1. Shall have held a Rhode Island Refrigeration Journeyperson Class II license for three (3) years.

2. An out of State Master Class II Refrigeration license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Master Class II Refrigeration Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Refrigeration Master Class II license available, a notarized resume showing six (6) years experience, three (3) of which is as a contractor, shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a regular place of business.

4. Limited to installations up to 20-ton comfort cooling systems and installations up to 3 ton product cooling or up to l Horsepower freezing.

5. Shall have a working knowledge of controls and wiring also knowledge of layout and blueprint reading and knowledge of Refrigeration Journeyperson Class II.

6. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

7. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal withholding procedures and the State and Federal Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have a working knowledge of the State and Federal OSHA laws and the B.O.C.A. State Building Code, particularly the International Mechanical Code of the currently approved edition.

8. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.

 

REFRIGERATION JOURNEYPERSON - CLASS I

Unlimited license

Cannot be self-employed

1. Minimum of 10000 hours of on the job training with a minimum of l44 hours of trade related schooling per year, shall be a properly registered apprentice in a Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program. The apprentice shall successfully complete the program and a copy of the certificate of completion shall accompany the application. Two (2) years of schooling in an accredited institution recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Labor may be deducted from the apprentice program.

2. An out of State Refrigeration Journeyperson Class I license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Refrigeration Journeyperson Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Refrigeration Journeyperson Class I available, a notarized resume showing five (5) years experience, as a Refrigeration Journeyperson shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have knowledge of a Refrigeration Journeyperson Class II.

4. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

5. Shall have proficiency in line sizing, soldering, and evacuation, charging and testing of systems utilizing any size liquid or suction line.

6. Shall be able to diagnose electrical and mechanical problems, and be able to read blueprints and do wiring related to systems and controls. Shall be familiar with pipe hangers and supports.

7. Shall have knowledge of OSHA, and State Building Codes (Mechanical system).

 

REFRIGERATION JOURNEYPERSON - CLASS II

Limited license

Cannot be self-employed


1. Minimum of 4000 hours of on the job training with a minimum of 288 hours of trade related schooling. Shall be a properly registered apprentice in a State of Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program. The apprentice shall successfully complete the program and a copy of the certificate of completion shall accompany the application. Two (2) years of schooling in an accredited institution recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Labor may be deducted from the apprentice program.

2. An out of State Refrigeration Journeyperson Class II license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Refrigeration Journeyperson Class II Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Refrigeration Journeyperson Class II license available, a notarized resume showing five (5) years experience, as a Refrigeration Journeyperson must accompany the application.

3. Limited to installations up to 20-ton comfort cooling systems and installations up to 3 ton product cooling or l Horsepower freezing.

4. Shall have electrical knowledge of a single and three-phase power wiring and control systems. Shall have ability to evacuate fractional Horsepower systems, charge and test small closed systems, also to balance and adjust. Shall be thoroughly familiar with use of gases, refrigerants, fluxes, solder, and torches.

5. Shall have knowledge of OSHA, State Building Codes and currently approved edition of the International Mechanical Code.

6. A company shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per two (2) licensed persons for on-the-job training. Any properly registered apprentice shall, at all times, work under the direct supervision of a Refrigeration Master I or II or a Refrigeration Journeyperson I or II.

7. A Refrigeration Journeyperson II may apply for a Refrigeration Journeyperson I license by reentering the Refrigeration Journeyperson I apprenticeship program, serve an additional 6,000 hours of on-the-job training plus an additional 432 hours of related training and shall work under a Refrigeration Master I or a Refrigeration Journeyperson I.

 

FIRE PROTECTION MASTER

Unlimited license

Can be self-employed

l. Shall have a Rhode Island Sprinklerfitter Journeyperson Class I license for one (l) year.

2. An out of state Sprinklerfitter Contractor Master Class I license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Sprinklerfitter Contractor Master Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Sprinklerfitter Contractor Master Class I license available a notarized resume showing six (6) years experience, one of which is as a contractor, must accompany the application.

3. Shall have a regular place of business.

4. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

5. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

6. Shall have complete knowledge of the sprinklerfitting trade and be proficient in pipe layout, hanger location, blueprint reading and cutting and threading pipe. Must also be proficient in the testing and maintenance of systems, including alarm panels, flow testing, and related devices.

7. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal Withholding procedures and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have a working knowledge of State and Federal OSHA laws and the B.O.C.A. State Building Code, particularly the Mechanical section of the currently approved edition.

8. Any properly licensed Rhode Island pipefitter or plumber installing one (1) sprinkler head over a domestic boiler shall be exempted from holding a sprinklerfitters license. The connection off the domestic water supply may be done by properly licensed Rhode Island Pipefitters and Plumbers.

9. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.

 

FIRE PROTECTION JOURNEYPERSON

Unlimited license

Cannot be self-employed


1. Minimum of 10000 hours of on the job training with a minimum of l44 hours of trade related schooling per year, shall be a properly registered apprentice in a State of Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program. The apprentice must successfully complete the program and a copy of the certificate of completion must accompany the application. Two (2) years of schooling in an accredited institution recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Labor may be deducted from the apprentice program.

2. An out of State Sprinklerfitter Journeyperson Class I license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Sprinklerfitter Journeyperson Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Sprinklerfitter Journeyperson Class I license available a notarized resume showing five (5) years experience as a Sprinklerfitter Journeyperson Class I shall accompany the application.

3. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

4. Shall have complete knowledge of the Sprinklerfitting trade.

5. Shall be proficient in pipe layout, hanger location and cutting and threading of pipe. Must also be proficient in the testing and maintenance of systems, including alarm panels, flow testing, and related devices.

6. Shall have knowledge of OSHA and State Building Codes (Mechanical section).

7. Any properly licensed Rhode Island pipefitter or plumber installing one (1) sprinkler head over a domestic boiler shall be exempted from holding a sprinklerfitters license. The connection off the domestic water supply may be done by properly licensed Rhode Island pipefitters and plumbers.

 

SHEET METAL MASTER - CLASS I

Unlimited License

Can be self-employed

1. Shall have held a Rhode Island Sheet Metal Journeyperson I license for one (1) year.

2. An out of state Master Class I Sheet Metal license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Sheet Metal Master Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a state does not have a Sheet Metal Master Class I license available, a notarized resume showing six (6) years experience, one (1) of which is as a contractor, shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a regular place of business.

4. Shall have knowledge of a Rhode Island Master Class II license and both Journeyperson Licenses Class I and Class II.

5. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

6. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

7. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal withholding procedures, R.I. General Law 28-27, Apprenticeship legislation, rules and regulations and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have working knowledge of SMACNA Industry Standards, State and Federal OSHA laws, and the BOCA State Building Code, particularly the mechanical section of the currently approved edition.

8. A contractor shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per every five (5) licensed persons for on-the-job training. Any properly registered apprentice shall, at all times work under the direct supervision of a Sheet Metal Worker Journeyperson Class I or a Sheet Metal Contractor Master Class I.

9. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.

 

SHEET METAL MASTER - CLASS II

Unlimited License

Can be self-employed

1. Shall have held a Rhode Island Sheet Metal Journeyperson II license for three (3) years.

2. An out of state Master Class I Sheet Metal license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Sheet Metal Master Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a state does not have a Sheet Metal Contractor Master Class I license available, a notarized resume showing six (6) years experience, three (3) of which is as a contractor, shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a regular place of business.

4. Shall have knowledge of a Rhode Island Master Class II license and both Journeyperson Licenses Class I and Class II.

5. Limited to installation of sheet metal on a residential occupancy as defined by the RI Building code current edition.

6. All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

7. Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State, and Federal withholding procedures, R.I. General Law 28-27, Apprenticeship legislation, rules and regulations and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have working knowledge of SMACNA Industry Standards, State and Federal OSHA laws, and the BOCA State Building Code, particularly the mechanical section of the currently approved edition.

8. A contractor shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per every one (1) licensed person for on-the-job training. Any properly registered apprentice shall, at all times work under the direct supervision of a Sheet Metal Worker Journeyperson Class I or II, or a Sheet Metal Contractor Master Class I or II.

9. This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.

 

 

SHEET METAL JOURNEYPERSON - CLASS I

Unlimited license

Cannot be self-employed


1. Minimum of 8,000 hours of on the job training with a minimum of 144 hours of trade schooling per year, and shall have been a properly registered apprentice in the State of Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program and a copy of the certificate of completion shall accompany the application.

2. An out of state Sheet Metal Journeyperson Class I license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Sheet Metal Journeyperson Class I Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a state does not have a Sheet Metal Workers Journeyperson Class I license available, a notarized resume showing five (5) years of commercial and industrial experience as a Journeyperson Sheet Metal Worker shall accompany the application.

3. Applicant shall have knowledge of the Rhode Island Sheet Metal Workers Journeyperson Class II License.

4. Unlimited as to restriction on work.

5. Applicant shall have knowledge of all phases of sheet metal work including, fabrication, blueprint reading, HVAC layout and installation, testing and balancing and welding.

6. Applicant shall have knowledge of all SMACNA Publications, OSHA Standards For The Construction Industry, Welding Principles and Applications and State Building Codes, (mechanical section).

7. A company shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per five (5) licensed persons for on-the-job training, or a fraction thereof. Any properly registered apprentice shall, at all times work under the direct supervision of a Sheet Metal Workers Master I, or a Sheet Metal Workers Class I.


 

 

SHEET METAL JOURNEYPERSON - CLASS II

Limited license

Cannot be self-employed

1. Minimum of 4,000 hours of on-the-job training with a minimum of 288 hours of trade related schooling, shall have been a properly registered apprentice in the State of Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program and a copy of the certificate of completion shall accompany the application.

2. An out of state Sheet Metal Worker Journeyperson Class II license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Sheet Metal Workers Journeyperson Class II Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a state does not have a Sheet Metal Workers Class II license available, a notarized resume showing two (2) years experience, as a Journeyperson Sheet Metal Worker, shall accompany the application.

3. Limited to installation of sheet metal on a residential occupancy as defined by the RI Building Code current edition.

4. Applicant shall have knowledge of blueprint reading, sheet metal layout, and installation.

5. Applicant shall have knowledge of all SMACNA publications, OSHA Standards For The Construction Industry and State Building Codes (mechanical section).

6. A company shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per one (1) licensed person for on-the-job training. Any properly registered apprentice shall, at all times, work under the direct supervision of a Sheet Metal Workers Master I or II, or Sheet Metal Workers Journeyperson I or II.

7. A Sheet Metal Worker Journeyperson II may apply for a Sheet Metal Workers Journeyperson I license by reentering the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program, serve an additional 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, plus an additional 288 hours of trade related schooling and shall work under the direct supervision of a Sheet Metal Worker Master I, or a Journeyperson I.


 

 

LIMITED LICENSES CLASS II

1. FIRE SUPPRESSION - LTD:

Limited to the dry or wet chemical fire suppression systems. Must hold a certificate for fire suppression from the State Fire Marshal’s office before testing of systems. Municipal permits for installations shall be issued to this licensee.

2. WELDING - LTD:

Limited to the welding of pipe, hangers and supports for the pipe systems. Shall show proof of passing a recognized welding class, such as ASME Test or equivalent. Must work under a Pipefitter Master I or Pipefitter Master 2.

3. GAS STATION - LTD:

Limited to installation of gas stations; including underground piping and tank installation, piping to the pumps, vents, spill and fill lines.

Qualifications:

a. Must have on file with the licensing division a notarized letter from the employer indicating the person’s date of hire. A registration card will be issued from the division.

b. Upon completion of two (2) years of on the job training a notarized letter of completion shall accompany the application for licensure.

c. Limited registered apprentice shall be required to work a minimum of four thousand (4,000. hours over a period of time of not less than two (2) years with a ratio of one (1) registered apprentice per one (1) licensed journeyman. Municipal permits for installations shall be issued to this licensee.

4. PJF/ OIL BURNER SERVICE JOURNEYPERSON II, LTD.

Limited to service work, installation of oil burners, oil lines, oil storage tanks, related piping, and warm air heating equipment. Must work for a Pipefitter Master I or Pipefitter Master 2. Installations must be performed with a Pipefitter Master I, Pipefitter Master 2, Pipefitter Journeyperson I or Pipefitter Journeyperson 2. The license shall limit the holder of the PJF/Oil Ltd. license to do work on electric wiring or equipment located between the burner thermal switch and the oil burner and equipment. Applicants for a PJF/Oil Ltd. license must show proof of completion of a trade sponsored program or a trade related program offered by a recognized college. All programs must be approved by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. The minimum formal training period for the PJF/Oil Ltd. license shall be one hundred and sixty (160. hours of combined classroom and laboratory technical training, approved by the Department of Labor and Training. PJF/Oil Ltd. licensees must be employed by a licensed Pipefitter Master I or a Pipefitter Master 2 and a licensed Electrical Oil Burner Contractor (Class E. to perform residential service work.

Residential is considered to be 1 to 3 units, A Class A, Electrical Contractor’s License, is needed for all commercial work and a Class B, Electrical Journeyperson’s License, is needed to service commercial work. A Class F, Electrical Oil Burner Journeyperson’s License, employed by either an Electrical Contractor, Class A, or an Electrical Oil Burner Contractor, Class E, shall be permitted to service oil burners.

The PJF/Oil Ltd. License is limited to service and installation work on oil burners not to exceed 500,000 BTU’s residential, and 500,000 BTU’s commercial.

5. PJF/ PROPANE GAS SERVICE MASTER II, LTD:

Can be self-employed.

Can be issued permits to do work.

Shall have held a Rhode Island PJF/PROPANE GAS SERVICE JOURNEYPERSON II, LTD license for a least one (1) year.

Shall have a regular place of business.

Shall have a working knowledge of propane gas furnace installations, controls, thermostats, control wiring, and related propane gas piping.

Limited to installation of warm air heating furnaces not exceeding 500,000 BTU’s.

May service propane gas fired burners on either water or steam systems. Cannot install boilers with this license.

All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal withholding procedures, R.I. General Law 28-27, Apprenticeship legislation, rules and regulations and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have working knowledge of SMACNA Industry Standards, State and Federal OSHA laws, and the BOCA State Building Code, particularly the mechanical section of the currently approved edition.

A Class A, Electrical Contractor’s License is needed for all commercial work and a Class B, Electrical Journeyperson’s License, is needed to service commercial work. A Class F, ElectricalOilburner Journeyperson’s License, employed by either an Electrical Contractor, Class A, or an Electrical Oilburner Contractor, Class E, shall be permitted to service residential gas burners.

This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.

An out state PJF/ PROPANE GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: license will allow the applicant to be tested for the PJF/ PROPANE GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a PJF/ PROPANE GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: available, a notarized resume showing a minimum of three (3) years experience, as a PJF/ PROPANE GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: shall accompany the application.

The PJF/ PROPANE GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD License is limited to service work on propane gas burners not to exceed 500,000 BTU’s residential, and 500,000 BTU’s commercial.

6. PJF/ PROPANE GAS SERVICE JOURNEYPERSON II, LTD:

Limited to the installation of propane tanks, regulators, including residential gas stoves, gas logs, gas grills, and space heaters and installation and service of appliances and warm air heating equipment which are fueled by propane. Must work for a Pipefitter Master I or Pipefitter Master 2. Installations must be performed with a Pipefitter Master I, Pipefitter Master 2, Pipefitter Journeyperson I, or Pipefitter Journeyperson 2.

This would authorize the holder of the PJF/Propane license to work on and repair electrical wiring and equipment located between the burner thermal switch and the gas burner and equipment. The license shall limit the holder of the PJF/Propane license to do work on electric wiring or equipment located between the burner safety switch and the gas burner and equipment.

Applicants for a PJF/Propane license must show proof of completion of a trade sponsored program or a trade related program offered by a recognized college. All programs must be approved by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. The minimum formal training period for the PJF/Propane license shall be two hundred and twenty (220. hours of combined classroom and laboratory technical training, approved by the Department of Labor and Training. PJF/Propane licensees must be employed by a licensed Pipefitter Master 2 (PM2) and a licensed Electrical Oilburner Contractor (Class E) to perform residential service work. Residential is considered to be 1 to 3 units.

A Class A, Electrical Contractor’s License, is needed for all commercial work and a Class B, Electrical Journeyperson’s License, is needed to service commercial work. A Class F, Electrical Oilburner Journeyperson’s License, employed by either an Electrical Contractor, Class A, or an Electrical Oilburner Contractor, Class E, shall be permitted to service residential gas burners.

The PJF/Propane License is limited to service work on propane burners not to exceed 500,000 BTU’s residential, and 500,000 BTU’s commercial.

7. PJF/ NATURAL GAS SERVICE MASTER II, LTD:

Can be self-employed.

Can be issued permits to do work.

Shall have held a Rhode Island PJF/NATURAL GAS SERVICE JOURNEYPERSON II, LTD license for a least one (1) year.

Shall have a regular place of business.

Shall have a working knowledge of gas furnace installations, controls, thermostats, control wiring, and related gas piping.

Limited to installation of warm air heating furnaces not exceeding 500,000 BTU’s.

May service gas fired burners on either water or steam systems. Cannot install boilers with this license.

All vehicles and places of business shall be identified by the displaying of Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training issued, license class, and number, under which business is conducted. Lettering must be a done at a minimum size of 3”

Contractors shall have an understanding of Worker’s Compensation, T.D.I., State and Federal withholding procedures, R.I. General Law 28-27, Apprenticeship legislation, rules and regulations and the Federal and State Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wage). In addition, they shall have working knowledge of SMACNA Industry Standards, State and Federal OSHA laws, and the BOCA State Building Code, particularly the mechanical section of the currently approved edition.

A Class A, Electrical Contractor’s License is needed for all commercial work and a Class B, Electrical Journeyperson’s License, is needed to service commercial work. A Class F, Electrical Oilburner Journeyperson’s License, employed by either an Electrical Contractor, Class A, or an Electrical Oilburner Contractor, Class E, shall be permitted to service residential gas burners.

This person shall carry on his or her person at all times and shall affix his or her contractor's license number to any advertisement and/or contract he or she executes and/or bid he or she files with any consumer for his or her professional services and to any applicable permit required for the performance of those services.
An out state PJF/ NATURAL GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: license will allow the applicant to be tested for the PJF/ NATURAL GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a PJF/ NATURAL GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: available, a notarized resume showing a minimum of three (3) years experience, as a PJF/ NATURAL GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD: shall accompany the application.

The PJF/ NATURAL GAS SERVICE MASTER ll, LTD License is limited to service work on natural gas burners not to exceed 500,000 BTU’s residential, and 500,000 BTU’s commercial.

8. PJF/NATURAL GAS SERVICE JOURNEYPERSON II, LTD:

Limited to installing headers, meters and reconnection of gas service to existing equipment and related piping. Service work on natural gas burners and service of appliances and warm air heating equipment, which are fueled by natural gas. Must work for a Pipefitter Master I, or Pipefitter Master 2. Warm air furnace installations must be performed with a Pipefitter Master I, Pipefitter Master 2, Pipefitter Journeyperson I, or Pipefitter Journeyperson 2. This would authorize the holder of the PJF/Natural Gas Service Journeyperson II, Ltd. license to do work on and repair electrical wiring and equipment located between the burner thermal, or disconnect , switch and the gas burner and equipment.

The license shall limit the holder of the PJF/Natural Gas Service Journeyperson II, Ltd. license to do work on electric wiring or equipment located between the burner safety switch and the gas burner and equipment.

Applicants for a PJF/Natural Gas Service Journeyperson II, Ltd. license must show proof of completion of a trade sponsored program or a trade related program offered by a recognized college. All programs must be approved by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. The minimum formal training period for the PJF/Natural Gas Service Journeyperson II, Ltd. license shall be two hundred and twenty (220) hours of combined classroom and laboratory technical training, approved by the Department of Labor and Training.

A Class A, Electrical Contractor’s License is needed for all commercial work and a Class B, Electrical Journeyperson’s License, is needed to service commercial work. A Class F, Electrical Oilburner Journeyperson’s License, employed by either an Electrical Contractor, Class A, or an Electrical Oilburner Contractor, Class E, shall be permitted to service residential gas burners.

The PJF/Natural Gas Service Journeyperson II, LTD: License is limited to service work on natural gas burners - not to exceed 500,000 BTU’s residential, and 500,000 BTU’s commercial.

9. Decorative Heating Appliances Limited II:

Municipal permits for installations shall be issued to this licensee.

Limited to the installation of: gas fired logs; gas, pellet, or wood decorative appliances and their related flue connections and terminations; replacement flue liners for residential installations only as defined by the Rhode Island Building Code.

Fuel piping to the above mentioned equipment is not allowed with this license. Gas piping and servicing must be done by a properly licensed pipe fitter.

Applicants for this license pertaining to decorative heating appliances must hold a current certification from the National Chimney Sweep Guild or the National Fireplace Institute.

Applicants shall include with their application a notarized statement of at least two years experience in the related field.

10. Synthetic Exhaust Ducting Limited II:

Municipal permits for installations shall be issued to this licensee.

Limited to the installation of plastic exhaust ducting, not related to heating or air conditioning.

Applicants shall provide a certificate of completion of a plastic welding certification program.

Applicants shall include with their application a notarized statement of at least two years experience in the related field.

These rules and regulations constitute the entire rules and regulations under Title 28, Chapter 27, of the Rhode Island General Laws. All prior rules and regulations are hereby rescinded.

Adopted by the Board of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians, Fire Protection Sprinkler Fitters, Sheet Metal Contractors and Journeypersons and Oil Heat Contractors as formal and official Rules and Regulations pursuant to R.I.G.L. 28-27-1.2 and 42-35-3.


DATE:

____________________________
Charles W. Wright, Chairperson

Approved, as required by R.I.G.L. 28-27-1.2

FILING: These Rules and Regulations shall be filed with the Secretary of State in accordance with requirements of R.I.G.L. 42-35-4 (“Filing and Taking of Receipt of Rules”)

 

   
 

DEFINITIONS

Air: All air supplied to mechanical equipment and appliances for combustion, ventilation, cooling exhausting, ect..

Air Distribution System: Any system of ducts, plenums, and air-handling equipment that circulate air within a space or spaces and include systems made up of on or more handling units

Air Exhaust: Air being removed from any space, appliance, or piece of equipment and conveyed directly to the atmosphere by means of openings or ducts.

Air Makeup: Air that is provided to replace air that is being exhausted.

Application: Applications shall be properly completed and returned in a timely manner. Applications shall be reviewed and approved by the Board of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians and Fire Protection Sprinkler Fitters, Sheet Metal Workers, and Oil Heat Contractors, at the Division of Professional Regulation.

Apprentice: Means a person employed with a sponsor receiving skilled training under a written agreement which provides specific terms of apprenticeship and employment including, but not limited to wage progression; specific hours of job training processes; hours and courses of school instruction which satisfactory completion thereof provides recognition as a qualified professional, technical, craft or trade worker.

l. Shall be at least l8 years old.

2. Shall be working at the business of pipefitting, refrigeration, air conditioning, sprinkler fitting or sheet metal.

3. Shall be sponsored (employed) by a licensed Master Contractor.

4. Shall be under the direct supervision of a licensed Master or Journeyperson.

5. Minimum of 4,000 hours (2) year program. To 10,000 hours (5) year program. of on the job training with a minimum of l44 hours of trade related schooling per year. The apprentice shall be registered in a Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training approved apprenticeship program.

6. Two (2) years of school in an accredited institution recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training may be deducted from the apprenticeship program.

Apprentice Pipefitter - Ap-P:

A person who is engaged in learning the trade of pipefitting by working with and assisting a qualified journeyperson on heating systems, process piping and steam systems. This person shall be indentured to a Master Pipefitter who shall have an approved registered program with the State of Rhode Island and shall conform to RIGL 28-27.

Apprentice Refrigeration - Ap-R:

A person who is engaged in learning the trade of refrigeration by working with and assisting a qualified journeyperson on the installation and service of refrigeration and air conditioning
systems. This person shall be indentured to a Master Refrigeration Technician who shall have an approved registered program with the State of Rhode Island and shall conform to RIGL 28-27.


Apprentice Combination - Ap-C:

A person who is engaged in the trade of pipefitting and refrigeration by working with and assisting a qualified journeyperson on heating systems, process piping, steam systems, and all types of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. This person shall also work on large systems such as absorption and centrifugal units to qualify for this classification. This person shall be indentured to a Master Pipefitter and Refrigeration Master or a Master Mechanical Contractor. They shall have an approved registered program with the State of Rhode
Island and shall conform to RIGL 28-27.

Apprentice Sprinkler Fitter - Ap-S:

A person who is engaged in learning the trade of sprinkler fitting working with and assisting a qualified journeyperson on sprinkler systems. This person shall be indentured to a Master Sprinkler Fitter who shall have an approved registered program with the State of Rhode Island and shall conform to RIGL 28-27.

Apprentice Sheet Metal - Ap-SM:

A person who is engaged in learning the trade of sheet metal installations working with and assisting a qualified journeyperson on sheet metal installations. This person shall be indentured to a Master Sheet Metal Contractor who shall have an approved registered program with the State of Rhode Island and shall conform to RIGL 28-27.

Class II Restrictions on Ratios: A company shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per two (2) properly licensed persons for on-the-job training. Exception, sheet metal class ll has a one (1) apprentice per one (1) properly licensed person for on the job training. Properly licensed individuals may be a combination of Rhode Island Licensed Masters or Journeypersons.

Direct Supervision: Direct supervision shall mean that the Class II licensed individuals shall be working with a Master Class I or Class II, or licensed individual with a Journeyperson Class I or Class II license.

Installation: Shall be defined to mean the handling, moving or locating of any device equipment or material referring to the heating, cooling, process piping, sheet metal or sprinkler fitter industry. This does not mean to refer to the final resting place for hook up, but refers to any stage of the handling of said above equipment or material to where the final location may be for the piping of the equipment.

Lapsed License: If a license has lapsed for a period of less than two (2. years, said license may be reinstated upon payment of all license fees, which are due to the Division of Professional Regulation. If licenses are not renewed before the two (2. years have lapsed, the applicant will be subjected to re-examination. However, in the case of military service personnel, who are licensees, their validity will continue for the duration, not to exceed four (4. years.

Louver, Architectural: An opening provided with one or more slanted fixed fins that does not provide for any air movement, for aesthetic purposes only.

Louver, Mechanical: A finned or vaned device to provide air.

Maintenance: Is defined as preserving or repairing anything that exists. Maintenance does not cover the replacement of piping or equipment, which is normally covered under RIGL 28-27-28, entitled “Practices for which a license is required”. Also as referred to in RIGL 28-27-29 (b).

Natural Ventilation: The movement of air into and out of a space through intentionally provided openings, such as windows or doors or through non-powered ventilators.

Outdoor Opening: A door, window, louver or skylight openable to the outside atmosphere.

Pipefitter: The work of a pipefitter includes; laying out piping systems for their construction and installation; supporting pre-fabricated items; assembling equipment and appurtenances (both new and existing), maintaining the systems and equipment; Systems may include steam, condensation, air, gas, chemical, hydraulics, lubrication, heating and process piping.

Process: Shall be defined to mean any piping used in a system, which results in a series of actions or operations directed toward a particular result. Examples are, the manufacturing of a product, water and waste water treatment plants or the generating of energy.

Renewal of Licenses 28-27-l7: All fines and penalties shall be paid in full prior to the issuing of any licenses pursuant to RIGL 28-27.

Service: Is defined as work performed by properly licensed and qualified tradespersons. As referred to in RIGL 28-27-29 ( c ).



 
RI Department of Labor and Training
Professional Regulations
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920


Phone: (401) 462-8580
Fax (401) 462-8528
TTY via RI Relay: 711
9/25/14 MDF
State Seal
  DLT is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request