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Maryland HVACR Contractors License (Master, Journeyman)

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License.

  • An applicant shall have been regularly and principally employed in providing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, or refrigeration services under a journeyman, journeyman restricted, limited, or master restricted license for not less than 3 years of active experience under the direction and control of a master heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration contractor and have been so employed for not less than 1,875 hours in the year prior to application.
  • An applicant shall provide general liability insurance in the amount of at least $300,00 and property damage insurance in the amount of at least $100,000.

Journeyman HVACR License

  • An applicant shall have held, for a period of at least 3 years, an apprentice license, and during that period shall have completed at least 1,875 hours of training in providing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration services under the direction and control of a licensed contractor.
  • A journeyman does not need to obtain individual insurance.

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

Licensed contractor” means a contractor who is licensed by the Board to provide heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, or refrigeration services, but does not include a licensed apprentice or licensed journeyman.

Master license” means a license issued by the Board to provide heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, or refrigeration services.

Journeyman license” means a license issued by the Board to provide heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration services while under the direction and control of a licensed contractor.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

To apply for a license, contact the Maryland Board of HVACR Contractors at

500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

1-410-230-6159.

The application/license fees are as follows:

  • $75 for a master license;
  • $20 for a journeyman license for each place of business of the contractor.

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

There are no reciprocal agreements for this license as of this time.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Examination

Exam Details

  • The Maryland HVACR Master and Journeyman Contractor exams have 100 questions and a time limit of 240 minutes.
  • The Limited HVACR Contractor exam has 50 questions and a time limit of 120 minutes.
  • All exams require a 70% to pass.
  • Topics on the examinations include electrical knowledge, motors and controls; piping; refrigeration and air conditioning; heating systems; air distribution systems and safety.
  • The fee for the exam is $150 and pre-approval is required.
  • To schedule your exams, contact PSI 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.

  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • ACCA Ductulator
  • Manual J
  • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • Ugly’s Electrical References

Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the Maryland HVACR in an online format. The online practice tests includes hundreds of questions and covers key concepts that you will be tested on. For more information, or to order, contact our office at 1-800-952-0910.

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