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Alabama Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor License

License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Pre-approval from the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors is required.
  • To be eligible for the exam, the applicant must have held an apprentice registration, issued by this Board, for two or more calendar years within the past 5 years; or has completed 3,000 hours of coursework or experience, as defined by the Board; or is a graduate of an approved heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration curriculum
Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

Heating and Air Conditioning (HAC)- Any individual or any regularly employed person for any partnership or corporation who for hire is engaged in the installation or service and repair of heating and air conditioning systems.

Refrigeration - Any and all legal entities engaged in the business of refrigeration contracting and servicing, installation, and repair.

Heating and Air Conditioning Systems or System - A heating and/or cooling apparatus consisting of an air heating and/or cooling fixture from pipes, plenums or blowers including any accessory and equipment installed in connection herewith; specifically excluding window units, automotive or farm implement type heating and/or air conditioning equipment.

Refrigeration - The use of mechanical or absorption equipment to control temperature, humidity, or both, in order to satisfy the intended use of a specific space, other than for human comfort.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

The examination fee (paid directly to the board) is $150.00


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.


Exam Details

  • The fee for the exam is $150 and is paid directly to the board.
  • The Alabama HVAC Contractor Exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.
  • The Alabama Refrigeration Exam has 60 questions and a time limit of 3 hours.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam for HAC include: general knowledge, piping, systems and sizing, equipment, maintenance, and plan reading.
  • Topics on the exam for Refrigeration include: general knowledge, piping, systems and sizing, maintenance/troubleshooting, and plan reading.
  • The examinations are given by ProV Inc. at 1-866-720-7768.

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.

HAC (Heating and Air Conditioning) Exam

  • ACCA Duct Slide Rule
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • Manual D
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 7th edition
  • Manual J-Abridged
  • Laws, Rules and Regulations of the State of Alabama, 2009 (download from state's website)

Refrigeration Exam

  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 7th edition
  • Laws, Rules and Regulations of the State of Alabama, 2009 (download from state's website)
Exam Review and Education

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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