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Kentucky Master HVAC Contractor w/ Business Law

This license allows license holders to contract and engage in the practice of HVAC. This license does not allow any hands-on work. License holders must either have or employ someone who holds a Journeyman HVAC Mechanic License in order for the business

The state licensing board requires all applicants for the Master HVAC license to take the Business and Law Exam in addition to the trade exam. Currently, it is given as a part of the Master exam and does not have a separate fee. For additional exam details, look at the Kentucky Business and Law selection.

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


The state requires that all HVAC Contractors have general liability insurance of at least $500,000.


The application fee is $250.


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.


Applications will be processed within 60 days of the date received. 

This license allows license holders to contract and engage in the practice of HVAC. This license does not allow any hands-on work. License holders must either have or employ someone who holds a Journeyman HVAC Mechanic License in order for the business

The state licensing board requires all applicants for the Master HVAC license to take the Business and Law Exam in addition to the trade exam. Currently, it is given as a part of the Master exam and does not have a separate fee. For additional exam details, look at the Kentucky Business and Law selection.

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


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/


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.

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. It is an open-book, timed test with 100 questions and a 4-hour time limit. The exam fee is $100.  A specific grade will not be given on the exam, only a pass or fail statement.

EXAM CONTENT: HVAC principles, Terminology, Administration and Safety HVAC Installation Requirements Venting, Duct and Combustion Air Gas Piping HVAC Electrical Boilers, Exhaust Systems, and Fire Protection Plan Analysis

 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 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.

American Contractor’s 1-day seminar for the Kentucky HVAC Contractor prepares students for the state license exam and includes the Business and Law preparation.