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Kentucky Limited Journeyman Installer Mechanic

The first step in the licensing process is to pass the required exam. Upon passing the exams, applicants must submit a completed application with fees to the state licensing board.


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.


There are no state mandated financial requirements for this license at this time.

This license permits the installation of any system of air conditioning, warm-air heating and ventilation, including startup of equipment and any duct system necessary to make an air-conditioning system complete. Must be employed under the supervision of a Master HVAC Contractor.

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Required Books 

The references listed below 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 1-800-992-1910.

The Modern Refrigeration & Air Conditioning book currently available is the 20th edition.  KY (ICC) testing centers are only allowing older editions (18th & 19th). These may be found used however the current edition available from the publisher is the 20th. We recommend you try and obtain an older edition.



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The first step in the licensing process is to pass the required exam. Upon passing the exams, applicants must submit a completed application with fees to the state licensing board.

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.

There are no state mandated financial requirements for this license at this time.

This license permits the installation of any system of air conditioning, warm-air heating and ventilation, including startup of equipment and any duct system necessary to make an air-conditioning system complete. Must be employed under the supervision of a Master HVAC Contractor.

Plumbing & HVAC contractors may obtain applications & licensing information from:

Department of Housing Building & Construction
Division of Plumbing
101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502)573-0395 for HVAC
(502)573-0397 for Plumbing
(502) 573-1401 Fax
www.ohbc.ky.gov/plumbing/

 

Currently, the only state with which the Commonwealth of Kentucky has a reciprocal agreement is Ohio. If you possess a valid Ohio Mechanical Contractor license, you may be eligible to reciprocate with Kentucky to obtain a Kentucky Master and Journeyman HVAC license without meeting certain requirements. For more information, contact our office.
License holders must take 6 hours of Continuing Education in order to renew their license.
The testing company is ICC. The exam is an open-book, timed test with 50 questions and a 3-hour time limit. A specific grade will not be given on the exam, only a pass or fail statement. The testing fee is $100.

EXAM CONTENT: HVAC Principles, Terminology and Safety, HVAC Installation Requirements, Gas Piping, Duct, Electrical, Venting, and Plan Analysis

American Contractor's 1-day seminar that will help prepare for the Kentucky Limited Journeyman Installer state license exam.