Blasters must be licensed by the Blasting and Explosives Division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals. The applicant must:
- successfully complete a blaster training course;
- have at least two years of blasting experience; and,
- pass a written examination.
Recertification is required every five years.
For further information regarding licensing requirements, contact:Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Office of Mines and Minerals, Blasting and Explosives Division
One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271