A Certified Individual is an employee of an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certified organization authorized to use ASME marks (Certificate Holder). The Certified Individual provides oversight to ensure that each application of the ASME certification mark is in accordance with the applicable ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME BPV Code) Section. Further information is described in NB-383, Rules for Certified Individuals (en Español).
The following types of certifications are specified by the ASME BPV Code/ASME Standard.
|Certified Individual Type
||ASME BPV Code Section / ASME Standard
|Electric Boilers (EB)
||Section I, B31.1
|Cast Iron Boilers (CIB)
|Cast Aluminum Boilers (CAB)
|Cast Aluminum Boilers and Cast Iron Boilers
(CAB and CIB)
|Miniature Pressure Vessels (UM)
||Section VIII, Div. 1
|Transport Pressure Vessels (TT)
|Pressure Relief Devices (PRD)
- V, HV, UV, UD + Combinations
- See Application Form
|Sections I, IV, VIII, Div. 1
|Reinforced Thermoset Plastic (RTP)
||ASME Standard RTP-1
|Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE)
||ASME Standard BPE
The Certificate Holder is responsible for qualifying the Certified Individual and for maintaining records containing objective evidence of the qualification and training program provided. Certified Individual qualifications include the following three (3) elements.
- ASME BPV Code / ASME Standards Requirements
The candidate must have knowledge of the requirements of the applicable section of the ASME BPV Code or ASME Standard for the application of the appropriate Code Certification Mark/Designator.
- Quality Program Knowledge
The candidate must have a working knowledge of the Certificate Holder’s quality program. The Certificate Holder is responsible for providing Quality Program training.
- Product Knowledge
The candidate must have training appropriate for the scope, complexity or special nature of the products/activities for which oversight is to be provided. The Certificate Holder is responsible for providing the Product Knowledge training.
In the certification process, the National Board provides a training course for each certification type. It includes a corresponding examination to determine the individual’s general knowledge of the applicable certification type. Documentation showing the successful completion of the training course and the examination results are provided to the individual.
Individuals are required to complete and pass the appropriate National Board Certified Individual online training course. The Certificate Holder is responsible for submitting a completed Certified Individual Online Application
to the National Board.
Upon receipt of the Online Application, the National Board will issue a Certified Individual card and certificate. The certificate will be prepared by the National Board but must be signed by an authorized representative of the Certificate Holder.
Each Certified Individual card expires annually on June 30. To remain active, the Certified Individual must maintain employment with the ASME-BPV certified organization, must maintain proficiency by performing the duties of a Certified Individual and must meet the continuing education requirements of NB-383, Rules for Certified Individuals
. The Certified Individual Renewal Assessments are available via the National Board's Education Center. Log into the Education Center now.
Certified Individual Online Code Knowledge Training Course
Tuition: $150 USD
Program Application (includes Certificate and Card)
Fee: $45 USD
Application for Renewal
Fee: $45 USD
Request for Change of Employer
Fee: $45 USD
For questions about the qualification process for Certified Individuals, please contact Jeanne Bock, email@example.com