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Requirements:
  • We currently offer a One-Day Seminar to prepare for the Texas HVAC/Commercial Refrigeration/Process Cooling & Heating exam. We also have several online practice courses that will aid in the preparation for this exam, as well as all the reference materials!  Call us today!

    • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the exam. The State is the only entity authorized to tell you which test(s) you should take or are qualified to take. Any questions regarding which test(s) to take should be directed to the Board.

      • Please note a separate Business and Law exam is I>not /I>needed, that information is incorporated into the trade exam.
      • The state requires applicants to be at least 18 years old and be able to document at least 36 months of hands-on experience within the last 5 years.
      • There are no state minimum financial requirements at this time.
      • Class A contractors are required to obtain and maintain during the license period commercial general liability insurance of at least $300,000 per occurrence (combined for property damage and bodily injury), of at least $600,000 aggregate (total amount the policy pays for property damage and bodily injury), and of at least $ 300,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
      • Class B contractors are required to obtain and maintain during the license period commercial general liability insurance of at least $100,000 per occurrence (combined for property damage and bodily injury), of at least $200,000 aggregate (total amount the policy pays for property damage and bodily injury), and of at least $100,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
      • There are 2 license levels: Class A and Class B

        Class A

        A Class A license allows the holder to engage in each type of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting that is endorsed on the license in relation to a system, a product, or equipment of any size or capacity.

        Class B

        A Class B license allows the holder to engage in each type of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting that is endorsed on the license in relation to a system, a product, or equipment of not more than 25 tons cooling capacity or 1.5 million British thermal units per hour output heating capacity.

      • *NOTE: A holder of a Class B license may design, maintain, install, construct, service, repair, alter, or modify individual units of 25 tons or less of cooling capacity or 1.5 million BTUs per hour or less of heating capacity. In a building or complex of buildings having more than 1 air conditioning or heating unit, the combined cooling capacity may exceed 25 tons and heating capacity may exceed 1.5 million BTUs per hour, as long as each complete individual unit does not exceed the capacities stated above.
Scope of Work:

A commercial refrigeration and process cooling or heating endorsement entitles the license holder to engage in air conditioning and refrigeration contracting for commercial refrigeration and process cooling or heating within the class of license held.  Air conditioning and refrigeration contracting means performing or offering to perform the design, installation, construction, repair, maintenance, service, or modification of equipment or a  commercial refrigeration system, or a process cooling or heating system.

 

Applications:

To apply, contact the Texas Department of Licensing at (512) 463-6599.

The license application fee is $115 (which includes the license fee).

The timely license renewal fee is $65.

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The wait time is typically no more than 2-3 weeks and the term of the license is one year.

Reciprocity:

Texas has a reciprocal agreement for this license with South Carolina and Georgia. If you have a Texas license and want to reciprocate with either state, send a request for a letter of good standing to the Texas Department of licensing, or you can contact South Carolina or Georgia for a reciprocal form and license requirements.

If you have a license in South Carolina or Georgia and want to reciprocate with Texas you need to submit a completed Texas license application (form ACR 004), a letter of good standing from South Carolina or Georgia, a copy of your South Carolina or Georgia license, proof of insurance, and the license fee.

Continuing 
Education:

The Texas Department of Licensing requires completion of 8 hours of approved continuing education during the term of the current license to renew your ACR license. 2 of the 8 hours must cover Texas laws and rules that regulate air conditioning and refrigeration contractors. The other 6 hours must be courses taken in 1 or more of the following subjects: International Mechanical Code, ethics, business practices, technical requirements, or Texas ACR laws and rules.

Exam:
  • The fee for the exam is $90./
  • The Texas Commercial Refrigeration/Process Cooling and Heating Class A exam has 120 questions and a time limit of 3 hours. The Class B exam has 100 questions and a time limit of 3 hours./
  • A score of 70% is required.

    Topics covered on the exams are absorption systems, basic refrigeration components, boilers, business and law, combustion air, controls, design responsibility equipment requirements, heat loads, HVAC systems, piping, pressure relief protection, refrigeration principles, service, testing, ventilation, and venting.

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  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at (800) 733-9267.
References:

The references listed in the Right-Hand column are permitted to be taken into the examination. 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 (800) 992-1910.

Training: American Contractors Exam Services offers a seminar to help prepare you for the Texas HVAC/Commercial Refrigeration Process Cooling and Heating license exam. Our course will help you highlight and tab your book for easy reference during the exam. You can sign up online or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.
  Seminar Price: $465.00  
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