Trades Landing

The Occupational and Professional Licensing Boards and Commissions recently launched a brand new credentialing system. Please note that due to this system conversion, application and licensing services may be temporarily delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we work hard behind the scenes to deliver an enhanced, safe and simple customer service experience.

Welcome!

The District of Columbia Board of Industrial Trades was established to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the District by ensuring that individuals engaged in these trades have the specialized skills and training required to perform such services for the public.

The Board license law, which governs asbestos workers, plumberselectriciansrefrigeration and air conditioning mechanicssteam and operating engineers, and those in the elevator trades (with the exception of District of Columbia and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employees). The Board may establish bonding and insurance requirements, subcategories of licensure, education, and experience requirements for licensure, and other requirements.

The Board is comprised of 15 tradespersons, who are appointed by the Mayor and licensed in the District: three plumbers; two electricians; two refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics; two steam engineers; two asbestos workers; one elevator mechanic; one elevator inspector; one elevator contractor; and one consumer member. Eight members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the third Tuesday each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

Current Board Members

  • Alvin Venson – Chair, Master Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Keith Jones – Co-Chair, Class 1, Steam Engineer
  • Khidhar Abdulshakur – Asbestos Worker
  • Michael Dalton – Consumer Member
  • Brian Cooper – Elevator Contractor
  • Petrick Washington – Elevator Mechanic
  • Constantin Rodousakis – Master Electrician
  • Robert Smith – Master Electrician
  • Raleigh Heyward – Master Plumber/Gasfitter
  • Terrence Hughes – Master Plumber/Gasfitter
  • Richard Jackson – Master Plumber/Gasfitter
  • Garth Grannum – Master Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Alex Lemu – Class 1, Steam Engineer
  • Vacant – Asbestos Worker
  • Vacant – Elevator Inspector

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

2017 Meeting Dates:

Please contact the Board to confirm meeting dates/times/locations.

Board staff:

Cynthia Briggs – Executive Director
Jennifer C. Champagne – Board Administrator
Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator