No one may conduct a blasting operation without a valid blaster's license issued by the department.
Blaster license classifications table.
|Note: ||A blaster's license is not required for a "hand loader." |
The following information shows classification for blasting licenses.
Classification list assignment.
Classification list assignment is determined by the use of single or multiple series charges; and the knowledge, training, and experience required to perform the type of blasting competently and safely.
Multiple list applications.
When an applicant wants to apply for multiple classifications and the classifications desired are from two or more classification table lists:
All classifications must be requested on the application
Qualifying documentation for all classifications being applied for must be included in the applicant's resume (WAC 296-52-64050
, Applicant information). Training and experience may fulfill qualification requirements in multiple classifications.
Request classifications not lists.
Applicants must request specific classifications (not list designations) on their blaster application. Licenses are not issued or endorsed for Classification Table lists A, B, or C.
To add a classification to an existing license, see WAC 296-52-64085
, Changes to a blaster's license classification.
|License Classifications Table |
|LIST A ||LIST B ||LIST C |
|AB ||Aerial Blasting ||DE ||Demolition ||BT ||Bomb Technician* |
|AG ||Agriculture ||SB ||Surface Blasting* ||UL ||Unlimited* |
|AV ||Avalanche Control ||UB ||Underground Blasting || || |
|ED ||Explosives Disposal* ||UW ||Underwater Blasting || || |
|FO ||Forestry* || || || || |
|LE ||Law Enforcement* || || || || |
|IO ||Industrial Ordnance || || || || |
|SE ||Seismographic || || || || |
|TS ||Transmission Systems || || || || |
|WD ||Well Drilling || || || || |
* Detailed classification information.
Will require experience and passing aerial blasting test.
Disposal of bombs, illegal fireworks and explosive devices.
Disposal of explosive materials by licensed blasters.
Includes logging, trail building, and tree topping.
Diversionary devices, explosive detection K-9 dog handlers, crowd control devices (stingers) requires taking a handlers test. Tactical entry (breaching) requires taking the tactical entry test.
Includes construction, quarries, and surface mining.
Includes all classifications except underground blasting and law enforcement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. 06-19-074, § 296-52-64005, filed 9/19/06, effective 12/1/06; 05-08-110, § 296-52-64005, filed 4/5/05, effective 6/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010,[49.17].040 , and [49.17].050. 02-03-125, § 296-52-64005, filed 1/23/02, effective 3/1/02.]