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Certified Individuals

Print Date: 2/4/2023 4:26:04 PM

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.


Certification Types
The following types of certifications are specified by the ASME BPV Code/ASME Standard. Each certification type has a corresponding National Board online training course to be completed as part of the criteria for becoming a Certified Individual.
Certified Individual Type ASME BPV Code Section / ASME Standard
Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) ASME Standard BPE
Cast Iron Boilers (CIB) Section IV
Cast Aluminum Boilers (CAB) Section IV
Electric Boilers (EB) Section I, B31.1
Miniature Pressure Vessels (UM) Section VIII, Div. 1
Pressure Relief Devices (PRD)
HV Designator
Section XIII
Pressure Relief Devices (PRD)
UD Designator
Section XIII
Pressure Relief Devices (PRD)
UD3 Designator
Section XIII
Pressure Relief Devices (PRD)
UV Designator
Section XIII
Pressure Relief Devices (PRD)
V Designator
Section I
Reinforced Thermoset Plastic (RTP) ASME Standard RTP-1



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.

National Board’s Role – ASME BPV Code 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.
The selection of Certified Individual online courses may be found in the Education Center's Online Training Catalog.
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.

Continuation of Certification

Each Certified Individual card expires annually on June 30. To remain active, the ASME BPV certifying organization must submit the renewal application AFTER the following are met:

The Certified Individual Renewal Assessments are available via the National Board's Education Center. Log into the Education Center now.

NOTE: Certified Individual credentials that have been expired for 2 years or less may be reinstated by the ASME BPV certifying organization by submitting a reinstatement application AFTER the following are met:

Program Fees: New Applicant

Certified Individual Online Code Knowledge Training Course
Tuition: $125 USD

Program Application (includes Certificate and Card)
Fee: $45 USD


Program Fees: Credential Renewal

Certified Individual Online Renewal Assessment (required once every two years)
Fee: $55 USD

Application for Renewal
Fee: $45 USD


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