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Alabama Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor License

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Pre-approval from the Alabama Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors is required.
  • There are no requirements regarding experience or education level. However, an HVAC Contractor is required to obtain 4 hours of continuing education every year.

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

A Certified HVAC Contractor is authorized to install or service and repair or replace heating and air conditioning systems including natural gas heating and air conditioning appliances. Also includes specifically the servicing, repair, or replacement of those appliances in manufactured housing set up as stationary housing, but excluding the piping to such appliances.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

The examination fee (paid directly to the board) is $125.00 whereas the fee to obtain the license is an additional $150.00.

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

This license has reciprocity with Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

All certified contractors shall be required to acquire 4 credit hours of continuing education every year.

Examination

Exam Details

  • The fee for the exam is $125 and is paid directly to the board.
  • The Alabama HVAC Contractor Exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.
  • A 66.25% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam include insulation; hangers and supports; sound, vibration, and seismic control; heating and cooling principles; refrigerants; commercial load calculations; testing, adjusting, and balancing; controls; air conditioning and heat pump systems; furnaces and heaters; chimneys, flues, and vents; combustion air; ducts; ventilation and exhaust; safety; piping; and residential load calculations.
  • To schedule an examination, contact PSI Examination services at 1-800-733-9267.

References

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2009 International Mechanical Code
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2009 International Residential Code
  • Trane Ductulator
  • Manual D
  • Manual J
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations of the State of Alabama

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Exam Review, Training, Education

As of this time, we do not offer a study guide or seminar to help prepare for the exam. However, we do stock all of the references that can be used during the exam and we offer code book practice tests online only.

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