Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector's In-Service Commission Course

Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley, in cooperation with the State of Indiana's Boiler and Pressure Vessel Division, is offering a special training course for persons interested in acquiring eligibility for securing certification from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors as a commissioned inspector, owner-user inspector or jurisdictional competency recognition.

The course is designed for the understanding of ASME code standards, inspection concepts and preparation to sit for the National Board Examination. Persons not possessing all of the requisite experience (See National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors "Rules for Commissioned Inspectors" and "Body of Knowledge"), or who are not employed by a recognized inspection agency at the time they sit for the exam, may attend the class and sit for the examination, but not anticipate receiving a commission until they have gained the required experience or have been employed by a recognized inspection agency. They must, however, be a high school graduate (or the equivalent) and possess a working knowledge of algebra, particularly transposition of formulas and order of operations.

Also, it is our strong recommendation that at least a minimum of three years of field/inspection experience and pre-course study is necessary for persons considering participation in the course. We have developed a guide for this purpose. This guide should be ordered prior to attending the course.