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Labour and Advanced Education

Boilers and Pressure Vessels: Equipment Licence

Who Needs This Equipment Licence?
In Nova Scotia all boilers and pressure vessels must be installed and inspected at regular intervals as prescribed by the Chief Inspector. In addition, all repairs to boilers, pressure vessels, high pressure piping systems and refrigeration plants, need to be inspected.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Labour and Advanced Education, Technical Safety Division, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section
Where can you get this Certificate and / or further information?
Technical Safety Division
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section
Labour and Advanced Education

Fax: 902-428-8770

Office Location:
103 Garland Avenue, 3rd Floor
Dartmouth, NS

Mailing Address:
103 Garland Avenue, 3rd Floor
Dartmouth, NS B3B 0K5

Application Forms & Process:
An installation or inspection request is made to Labour and Advanced Education. If all requirements are met and the request is approved (subject to inspection), the licence will be sent to the applicant by mail.
Waiting Period:
5 to 10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received.
Expiry & Renewal:
Re-inspection by the Province of Nova Scotia is required on a regular basis as per expiry date.
Sliding Scale, dependent upon the size and type of unit
Related Requirements:

Canadian Registration Number (CRN)
Boilers and Pressure Vessels, Labour and Advanced Education

Additional Information:

Anyone intending to have a boiler or pressure vessel installed should refer to the Boilers and Pressure Vessels section.

For exemptions contact Labour and Advanced Education or refer to the Act and Regulations for the applicable limitations, definitions, etc.

BPE Permit is required for new installation.

As per applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers Codes and Standards as well as related CSA Standards.

Legislative Authority:
Technical Safety Act and Pressure Equipment Regulation

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