Red Seal Engineer 1-B Overview:

The Red Seal license is required for boilers over 1,000 hp and greater than 15 pounds pressure steam. If it's a hot water heating system, the boilers must be over 160 psi with a water temperature over 250° F and have over 1,000 hp. In any plant that generates electricity with a prime mover that is over 100 hp and not greater than 300 hp requires a red seal license.


Possess a blue seal boiler operator's license for a period of at least one year and show experience on equipment that is over 1,000 boiler horsepower. Equipment must be high-pressure boiler equipment, which means the boilers must be over 15 psi for steam and over 160 PSI for hot water. Prime movers 100 hp up to 300 hp require a red seal license. See NJ code for Red Seal (12:90-8.11).


The application will require management endorsement, along with two engineer endorsements (personnel who have a blue red or goals seal license). Out-of-state and Navy personnel can obtain a license, provided they have worked at least four years in the plant with such horsepower. However, we would need letters of endorsement from the company. These letters would state the boiler horsepower and all the necessary information needed about the equipment to provide the state. These applications must be approved on a case-by-case situation.

Application and Test:

Your application will require all your boiler information, which can be found on boiler state inspection certificates located in your boiler room, framed behind glass. Your test consists of a 50 question multiple-choice tests the  passing score is 70%.

The Course:

The course consists of four, 2-hour training sessions at one of our locations. The course also consists of a mandatory online study program, a great resource for registered students to prepare for this exam. The program covers: rules or regulations; boiler plant auxiliaries; boiler fundamentals; theory; math equations; how they apply to the boiler plant; testing; ASME codes; boiler systems; turbines and other prime movers; electricity;  power distribution; power plant fundamentals.