Massachusetts Hot Works Training & Licensing | At Leisure


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At Leisure's hot work certification course fulfills all the requirements needed to obtain a hot works permit in Massachusetts. Our course is state-approved by the MA Dept. of Fire Services in three languages. For businesses who have multiple employees needing hot works training, At Leisure offers a 25% group discount on all hot work courses plus free group management tools. Scroll down to Course Details & Benefits for more information.

MA Hot Works Training Course (Online)

Hot works training is required for most hot work conducted in Massachusetts. Hot works is any work involving burning, welding, or a similar operation that is capable of initiating fires or explosions, such as soldering, brazing, cutting, grinding, thawing frozen pipe, drilling or tapping, torch-applied roofing, or any other activity that produces heat, spark, or flame.

ONLY $45

Capacitación en Trabajos en Caliente [MA Hot Works Spanish]

MA HOT WORKS SPANISH VERSION. Cualquier persona que solicite un permiso de trabajo en caliente de un departamento de bomberos local en MA debe demostrar que ha completado un programa de capacitación aprobado. Este permiso y la capacitación correspondiente son necesarios para la mayoría de los trabajos en caliente realizados en MA. 

ONLY $45

Segurança de Trabalho a Quente [MA Hot Works Portuguese]

MA HOT WORKS PORTUGUESE VERSION. Faça já o curso de treinamento de trabalhos a quente da At Leisure License e obtenha sua certificação em poucas horas. Nosso curso online foi aprovado pelo Corpo de Bombeiros do estado de Massachussets e pode ser concluído 24 horas por dia, 7 dias por semana, usando qualquer dispositivo que seja habilitado para internet.


ONLY $45

Course Details & Benefits:

If you have two or more individuals who need Hot Works training, register for a free group account to receive 25% off each course!

Not only will you save money on company training for Hot Works, but you'll get access to our free group management tools to improve efficiency, reduce risk, and effortlessly organize your team.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of our group accounts:

  • Effortlessly add employees and courses
  • Track employees' course progress
  • Access employees' certificates of completion
  • Download CSV reports with employee data
  • Flexible billing methods and payment methods to meet your needs
  • Access to our job board to post open positions at no cost to you
  • Dedicated account manager for superior support

View our Group Accounts page for details. For more information, contact Brian at 617-207-4209 or email us.

Our Hot Works Training course is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. If you or your employees speak Spanish or Portuguese as a first language, At Leisure can fulfull your needs with our state-approved Spanish and Portuguese Hot Works training courses, translated by professional translators and native speakers.

Our course is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services. View our certificate of approval.

Our Hot Work certification course covers the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Hot Work Safety. Learning objectives for this module are:
    • Why Hot Work Safety Training is Important
    • Key Documents for Hot Work Safety Training
    • What is Hot Work? Types of Hot Work
    • Heat Transfer, Fire Traingle, and Fire Extingusishers
    • Common Fuel and Ignition Sources
    • Permissible and Nonpermissible Areas
    • Fire Prevention and Protection
  2. Hot Work Safety. Learning objectives for this module are:
    • Written Fire Safety Program
    • Hot Work Permits
    • Hot Work Safety Team
  3. Specific Conditions/Processes. Learning objectives for this module are:
    • Public Exhibitions and Demonstrations
    • Confined Spaces
    • Oxyfuel Gas Welding and Cutting Safely
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Equipment Safety
    • Resistance Welding Safety
    • Thermal Welding Safety
    • Roofing Operations


Start your course now and get your printed certification within hours! As soon as you finish our hot works training course, you will get immediate access to your certificate. You must present this certificate to obtain a hot work permit from a local fire department.


This page contains detailed information regarding the state requirements for welding, cutting, and other hot works.


Who must complete a hot work training program? 

A qualified person must provide documentation that he or she has successfully completed a state-approved hot work training program in order to serve in any of these capacities:

  • Anyone who performs hot work.
  • Anyone who serves as a "Permit Authorizing Individual" (PAI) to perform, supervise or delegate hot work;
  • Anyone who performs as a fire watch except fire department fire details.
  • Anyone who needs a permit from the local fire department to conduct such work.

Successfully completed means a certificate of completion with the person's name, date of completion, and a provider’s/instructor’s signature acknowledging the individual attended and completed the program.


Since January 2015, anyone conducting hot work has been required to have a permit from the local fire department (contact your local fire department for the permit application form). The new exceptions to this are:

  • Certain licensed tradespeople, such as electricians and plumbers, already pulling permits from the local building department under their specialty codes (e.g., electrical code, plumbing code). They do not also have to pull a separate permit from the fire department
  • Homeowners and hobbyists


No. Anyone who performs, supervises, or delegates hot work must be trained.