The City of Tacoma has sent a letter to all their licensed steam
operators to inform that their boiler program has ceased to exist. The
letter points out to the reciprocity agreement with the City of Seattle.
Those persons holding a current and valid Tacoma license
can make use of this reciprocity agreement to obtain a Seattle license. Click here to view a copy of the letter.
The City of Seattle is not taking over the licensing program
of the City of Tacoma. Please do not send us City of Tacoma
Persons interested in using the reciprocity agreement must make an
appointment to take the reciprocity test. This can be done by calling
Evelyn Dunlop at (206) 684-5174 or emailing her at email@example.com
Given the high volume of requests, it is suggested that you determine
the following before calling:
- First determine if
you need a license for other reasons such as a condition for
employment, since after September 11, 2000 a license is no longer required to
operate boilers in the city of Tacoma, and,
- The date of expiration.
Precedence will be given to persons whose employer requires a license
as condition for employment and whose license is about to expire. All
Seattle boiler licenses expire on September 30 of each year.
A Tacoma Grade 3 license corresponds to a Seattle a grade
4, and that a Tacoma Grade 4 license corresponds to a Seattle grade 5.
Those wishing to convert their Tacoma grade 3 or grade 4 license into
Seattle grade 3 or grade 4 license will be required to take the full
Seattle written and oral exam.
on the reciprocity agreement can be found at:
on the Seattle Steam Engineer and Boiler Fireman License Law,
which is the basis for the open book test, can be found at:
(It is recommended that you become familiar with this document
before applying for a reciprocal license)
Dunlop, City of Seattle
(Information on renewals, as well as general questions concerning
City of Tacoma Building and Land Use Services
(Additional questions concerning this transition)