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Requirements:
  • NOTICE: Effective February 1, 2008, all individuals applying for a tradesman’s license or individual certification must submit an application directly to the Board for Contractors (the Board) BEFORE taking any required examination. The examination vendor, PSI, will no longer permit you to sit for the exam unless you have received prior approval from the Board.
  • The Board will review the application and, if it determines an applicant is eligible to sit for the examination, notification will be sent to the applicant via regular mail with instructions concerning how to register with PSI and schedule the examination.
  • Once an applicant passes the examination, PSI will notify the Board and the license will be sent to the individual’s address of record.

    Journeyman Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Two (2) years of practical experience in the trade AND an Associate Degree or certificate of completion from a two-year program in the trade from an accredited community college or technical school; OR
  • Four (4) years of practical experience in the trade AND 240 hours of formal vocational training in the trade; OR
  • Five (5) years of practical experience in the trade AND 160 hours of formal vocational training in the trade; OR
  • Six (6) years of practical experience in the trade AND 80 hours of formal vocational training in the trade; OR
  • Seven (7) years of practical experience in the trade AND 40 hours of formal vocational training in the trade; OR
  • Ten (10) years of practical experience in the trade, verified by an affidavit from those who observed the candidates work.

    Master Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

  • One (1) year of practical experience as a licensed Virginia Journeyman, OR
  • Ten (10) years of practical experience in the trade, verified by an affidavit from those who observed the work.
  • To become an HVAC Contractor, you must add the Class A or Class B to Master HVAC license.
Scope of Work:

This license allows contracts including the installation, repair, maintenance, and/or alteration of heating systems, boilers, process piping, and mechanical refrigeration systems, including tanks incidental to the system.

Applications:

To apply for this license contact the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for Pre-Approval at (804) 367-8511

Licensing Fees for both Master and Journeyman HVAC Classifications are $90.00

Licenses belong to the business.  A person can take the exam and pass and qualify his or her business.  If they purchase a second business, they do not have to test, but they must submit a new application for the new business.

Reciprocity:

The state of Virginia does not have reciprocity for any HVAC classifications.

Continuing 
Education:
You must complete at least 3 hours of continuing education from a provider that has been approved by the Board. This must be done before you can renew your license.
Exam: Testing is administered by PSI. /
  • The Journeyman exam is open-book, 85 questions with 210 minutes to complete and 70% is required to pass.
  • The Master exam is open-book, 85 questions with 210 minutes to complete and 75% is required to pass.
  • The cost of the exam depends on the number of exam portions being taken.
  • There is a $100.00 fee for the Journeyman Technical exam. /
  • There is a $125.00 fee for the Master Technical exam.
    • Technical exam content includes: Warm Air Heating, Ventilation Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Chimneys, Flues and Vents, Boilers, Hot Water Piping, Duct Systems, Combustion Air, Controls/Low Voltage, Fuel Oil Piping and Storage, Insulation, Commercial Kitchen Venting, Refrigerants, Refrigerant Piping, Chilled and Condenser Water Piping and Firestopping/Penetration Inspection.

      The Statutory/Regulatory questions are now included in the Tradesman exam and content includes: Standards of Practice, Standards of Conduct, Renewal and Reinstatement, Definitions, Qualification for Licensure and Revocation of Licensure.

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      References:
      The references listed in the Right-Hand column are allowed to be used during the exam and are used in our preparation seminar. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted.
       

      They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

      Training:

      American Contractors has a 1-day seminar to prepare for the Virginia Master and Journeyman HVAC License Exam. Our Seminar is designed to be 8-hours of instruction.

        Seminar Price: $445.00  
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      Schedule Info:
      Upcoming classes
      LocationSeminar Date
      Newport News, VA11/30/2017
      Midlothian, VA12/14/2017
      Midlothian, VA1/23/2018
      Manassas, VA3/7/2018
      Midlothian, VA3/29/2018
      Newport News, VA4/6/2018
      Midlothian, VA5/9/2018
      Midlothian, VA7/13/2018
      Manassas, VA9/19/2018
      Midlothian, VA9/27/2018
      Midlothian, VA11/20/2018

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