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Kentucky HVAC Mechanic -Contractor

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License.

  • Applicants are required to pass the Business and Law exam to obtain this license.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old and document 2 years of experience. Credit is given only for experience occurring after January 1, 1990 and it must be experience under the supervision of a licensed contractor. Trade education may be substituted for a maximum of one year of experience.
  • The state requires that all HVAC Contractors have general liability insurance of at least $500,000.

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

Limited Journeyman HVAC Duct Mechanic: Individuals with experience and career goals in a limited capacity to install duct work who may work independently as journeymen within the range of the limited license and under the supervision of a master HVAC contractor. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years and 3,000 work hours under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Limited Journeyman HVAC Installer Mechanic: Individuals with experience and career goals in a limited capacity to install HVAC systems, who may work independently as journeymen within the range of the limited license and under the supervision of a master HVAC contractor. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years and 3,000 work hours under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Journeyman HVAC Mechanic: Those individuals knowledgeable and skilled to install, maintain, remodel and repair HVAC systems meeting the requirements of the Kentucky HVAC Codes and Standards. A journeyman mechanic may work independently within the range of the license under the supervision of a master HVAC contractor. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years and 3,000 work hours under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Master HVAC Contractor: Those individuals who desire to contract for and engage in the business of HVAC contracting and are familiar with the requirement of the Kentucky HVAC law, codes and regulations. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

License application fee is $50.License application fee is $250 for the Master

Division of HVAC
101 Sea Hero Road
Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-573-0395 ext 128
Fax: 502-573-1401

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

None at this time

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

License holders must take 6 hours of Continuing Education in order to renew their license.

Examination

Exam Details

  • The testing company is ICC (1-800-211-2754)
  • The Master exam has 75 questions and a 2.5 hour time limit.
  • The Journeyman exam has 60 questions and a 3 hour time limit.
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $60.
  • Topics on the exam include Business Organizations, Licensing, Estimating and Bidding, Contract Management, Project Management, Insurance and, Bonding, OSHA Recordkeeping, Personnel Regulations, Financial Management, Tax Laws, Lien Laws.

References

Books and References for the Exam

The examination pulls questions from the following references:

  • 2009 NFPA
  • International Mechanical Code - 2006
  • Kentucky Contractor's Reference Manual
  • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

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