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Hostos Community College Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development 16-Hour Limited Gas Work Qualification Department-Approved Course.

Provider Number: 3BX27, Course #PLU-103

This class will prepare you to pass the required Department Gas Work Qualification exam, in order to receive Full Gas Work Qualification.

As per DOB:
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/gas_works_sn.pdf


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New Gas Work Qualification Requirement

Effective January 1, 2020, the Department will require anyone performing gas work to possess either a Department-issued Master Plumber License or a Qualification for Gas Work, pursuant to Local Law 150 of 2016.

Certificate of Competence holders (Certificate Only Plumbers) will also need to obtain a Qualification for Gas Work if performing gas work on or after January 1, 2020.

Full Gas Work Qualification (Full Qualification) - allows a person to perform gas work under the direct and continuing supervision of a LMP; does not expire and does not require renewal.

Limited Gas Work Qualification (Limited Qualification) - allows a person to perform gas work under the personal and immediate supervision of a person who holds a Full Qualification or an LMP; expires five years after issuance and may not be renewed.

The Gas Work Qualification is a New York City Code requirement that applies to individuals performing gas work - it is different from the Gas Operator Qualification which is being required by local utilities to do inspections and/or maintenance on USDOT jurisdictional gas piping.

Please contact LicenseExams@buildings.nyc.gov for further questions about the Gas Work Qualification.

FAQ

  1. Is a NYC Licensed Master Plumber required to take this class and does the LMP have to obtain a Full Gas Qualification card from the Dept. of Buildings?

    NO. The Licensed Mater Plumber, (LMP), is exempt and does not need to take this class. The License Master Plumber does not need a DOB issued gas qualification card.

  2. If I already have a DOB journeyman card with full gas qualification, do I need to take this class?

    No.

  3. When does this requirement take place?

    January 1, 2020

  4. Is this the same as the Gas Operator Qualification, required to work on gas service piping?

    NO. The Gas Work Qualification is a New York City Code requirement that applies to individuals performing gas work on the gas distribution piping- it is different from the Gas Operator Qualification which is being required by local utilities to do inspections and/or maintenance on USDOT jurisdictional gas piping, (service and meter piping). You need to contact the Plumbing Foundation to apply for the gas operator qualification. Tel: (212) 481-9740

  5. What is Gas Distribution piping?

    All the gas piping installed after the outlet of the gas meter.