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Florida Operating Engineers License

Florida State Fire Marshall
Bureau of Fire Prevention
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0342

No State Jurisdictional Boiler & Refrigeration Operator's License Law at this time.


City of Miami
Building Department Inspection Services, Mechanical Department
PO BOX 330708
Miami, FL 33233-0708

City of Tampa

The City of Tampa has no obvious laws available to the public concerning Steam Stationary or Chiller Engineer's Operator licensing. The City of Tampa seems not to have passed a license but has the power to do so; inaddition, there is no permit available either.

Code of Ordinances -
Sec. 2.01. Powers of the city

Require stationary steam engineers to pass an examination and secure a permit before being licensed by the city to operate a stationary steam engine; to provide for the inspection of steam engines and boilers, and to prohibit employers from employing any but licensed stationary engineers; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to locomotives or marine engines or [marine] boilers, or to engineers employed on same...

History: Laws of Fla. 1915, Ch. 6940, § 1; Laws of Fla. 1921, Ch. 9095, § 1(1); Compiled Charter 1958, § 3

Sec. 2.02. [Powers of city council and city officials generally.]

City council shall have the power to pass and enforce ordinances to compel stationary steam engineers to pass an examination for license and to take out license and affixing a penalty for failure to do so; to compel the inspection of steam boilers, except locomotives and marine boilers, and to compel employers to employ only licensed stationary engineers...

History: Laws of Fla. 1917, Ch. 7714, § 3; Compiled Charter 1958, § 5; Laws of Fla., Ch. 61-2927, § 3

(Old Infomation below that could not be validated.)

Hillsboro County Building Department
800 East Twigs, Room 102
Tampa, FL 33601

Local residency is not required to apply for license. Licenses from other jurisdictions not specified if accepted for experience.

The City of Tampa has 7 licensing levels:

  1. Tampa 1st Class Unlimited Engineer
  2. Tampa 1st Class Refrigeration Engineer
  3. Tampa 2nd Class Refrigeration Engineer
  4. Tampa 1st Class Steam Engineer
  5. Tampa 2nd Class Steam Engineer
  6. Tampa Fireman High Pressure
  7. Tampa Fireman Low Pressure


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Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineer is an operating engineer that is licensed though competency by examinations for grades third through chief.  In the USA alone there are 100s of thousands of high pressure boilers alone in manufacturing or district heating, institutions, medical centers, public sector and with the vast majority in the private sector.

Chief Engineer of a stationary high-pressure steam plant has a leadership position and needs to command the steam plant operation economically and safety.

A 3rd Class Engineer in a stationary high-pressure steam engineer is a watch engineer.  This is also an entry level into Stationary High-Pressure Steam Engineering licensing too.  To be a candidate for a  3rd class is possible by going through an accredited learning program at a School or College or transition from LP Boiler Operator's license.  A more traditional path to 3rd Class stationary high-pressure engineers license is by experience.


Gas Turbine Operating Engineers are in demand for gas fired peaking power plants.  Gas turbines or combustion turbines as they are also called as well as simple cycle.

These gas turbines can be brought on-line producing 100s of MW in minutes when a wind-farm looses its wind or a cloud shades a photovoltic region.  So, this is especially important with more and more usage of photovoltic and wind power generators that cannot power a manufacturing base of a country or a large population since they are dependent on weather and more importantly solar activities.  Therefore, being a gas turbine 3rd Class, 2nd Class or 1st Class Gas Turbine Engineer is important to off-set the loss of base load fossil fuel power stations to meet the demand of the electric power grids.

Gas turbines come is three difference or basic catagories:  Large frame combustion turbines, large aero-derivative gas turbines, and micro-turbines.  Areo-derivative gas turbines are uses as a rule for peaking power stations.


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