13 NCAC 13 .0202             INSPECTOR QUALIFICATION

(a)  Deputy Inspectors conducting certificate inspections shall be in possession of a valid North Carolina Commission. Special Inspectors and Owner-User Inspectors shall be in possession of a National Board Commission and a North Carolina Commission.

(b)  A North Carolina Commission shall be issued to an inspector who:

(1)           has attained a passing grade of 70 percent or higher on an examination administered by the Chief Inspector relating to the Uniform Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act and the rules of this Chapter; and

(2)           meets all other criteria as set forth in the Uniform Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act and this Chapter.

(c)  If a North Carolina Commissioned inspector does not conduct at least one inspection in North Carolina per calendar year, the inspector must retake and pass this examination before becoming commissioned again in this state.

(d)  National Board examinations are administered by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors through Applied Measurement Professionals ("AMP"). Information on the examinations may be found on the National Board web site at www.nationalboard.org or by telephone at (614) 888-8320.

(e)  The National Board Inservice Inspector examination covers the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of boilers and pressure vessels and their appurtenances. A grade of 70 percent or higher must be attained to achieve a passing grade on the examination.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-69.11; 95-69.15;

Eff. May 29, 1981;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; January 1, 2009; July 1, 2006; January 1, 1995; September 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2018.