The Board of Industrial Trades (Board) was established to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the District of Columbia by ensuring that individuals engaged in such occupations as asbestos workers, electricians, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, plumbers, steam & other operating engineers, have the specialized skills and training required to perform such services for the public.
The Board license law, which governs plumbers, electricians, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, steam and other operating engineers, asbestos workers, elevator mechanics, elevator inspectors (except for those employed by the District of Columbia or by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) and elevator contractors is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999. The Board may establish bonding and insurance requirements, subcategories of licensure, education, and experience requirements for licensure, and other requirements.
The Board consists of 15 members, appointed by the Mayor. Three (3) shall be plumbers licensed in the District, two (2) shall be electricians licensed in the District, two (2) shall be refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics licensed in the District, two (2) shall be steam and other operating engineers licensed in the District, two (2) shall be asbestos workers, one (1) shall be an elevator mechanic licensed in the District, one (1) shall be an elevator inspector licensed in the District, one (1) shall be an elevator contractor licensed in the District, and one(1) shall be a consumer member. Eight (8) members of the Board constitute a quorum.
The Board meets on the third Tuesday each month at 10:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.
Licensing Specialist: Pamela Hall: Pamela.Hall@dc.gov
Current Board Members
|Alvin Venson||Master Refrigeration and Air Condition Mechanic|
|Audrick Payne||Elevator Inspector|
|Constantin Rodousakis||Master Electrician|
|Johnny Costantino||Class 1 Steam Engineer|
|Keith Jones||Class 1 Steam Engineer|
|Shell Davis||Master Plumber/Gasfitter|
|Richard Jackson||Master Plumber/Gasfitter|
|Victoria Leonard||Consumer Member|
2015 Meeting Dates:
|January 20||February 17||March 17|
|April 21||May 19||June 16|
|July 21||August - Recess||September 15|
|October 20||November 17||December 15|