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Board of Industrial Trades


Total public members:                15           

Method of Appointment:              Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council     

Length of Appointment:               3 years

Residency:                                Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards


Paid board:                                      No (all roles are voluntary)




The Board of Industrial Trades shall regulate the practice of plumbers, gasfitters, 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. The Board may establish bonding and insurance requirements, subcategories of licensure, education, and experience requirements for licensure, and other requirements.


Commission membership:

The Board shall consist of 15 members, of whom 3 shall be plumbers licensed in the District, 2 shall be electricians licensed in the District, 2 shall be refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics licensed in the District, 2 shall be steam and other operating engineers licensed in the District, 2 shall be asbestos workers, one shall be an elevator mechanic licensed in the District, one shall be an elevator inspector licensed in the District, one shall be an elevator contractor licensed in the District, and one shall be a consumer member.



Individuals with professional and life experience as a licensed plumber, elevator inspector, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic or be an asbestos worker.


Time commitment:  

The Board meets on the third Tuesday each month at 1:00 p.m.; subcommittees meet as required to complete tasks.


If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.




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