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Chicago 301 – Stationary Engineer


Chicago  301  Stationary Engineer

Due to a Department of Buildings computer system upgrade, we are not currently processing new applications or renewals for Stationary Engineer licenses. Existing Stationary Engineer licenses which expired in April, May or June of 2022 will be honored through July 1, 2022. We expect processing of applications and renewals to resume by June 1, 2022. Please check this webpage for updates.

Written Examination given on announced dates.

Study Guide: Chicago Stationary Engineer Study Guide

  1. Applicable fees and exam dates are listed below.
  2. Applicable fees.  Payment is by check or money order, made payable to City of Chicago.
  3. All applicants must be 21 years of age and must provide an original signed letter (on company stationery) from their current or former employer’s “chief stationary engineer”. Include the Chief engineer’s license number.
  4. The letter must verify the dates of employment and establish a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in operation of high pressure boilers. The equipment’s steam output per hour, operating pressure shall be identified, and recite the applicant’s duties and responsibilities.
  5. The letter must be accompanied by a photocopy of the chief engineer’s Stationary Engineer license certificate.
  6. Fees, this form, and supplemental materials must be mailed to:
    City of Chicago
    Trade Licenses
    P.O. Box 388249
    Chicago, Illinois 60638-8249

    Applications must be received by the close of business on the deadline date.

Exam Information:

Exam Title Exam Date Deadline City Fees
Written Mar 2, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Chicago, IL. $70.00

Application Fees:

Fee Amount Comments
First Time Exam $70.00
Exam Retake $70.00
Initial License $30.00
License Renewal $30.00
Late Penalty $5.00 bi-annual renewal per year penalty
Certificate Replacement $15.00

Exam Contact:

Name:  Olivia Porras
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Phone:  800-359-1313
Ext:  103