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Ohio Refrigeration

A Refrigeration Contractor must have the knowledge to install, maintain, repair or alter any system of refrigeration unlimited to tons or horsepower provided, however, that such refrigeration is intended to be used for the purpose of food and product preservation and is not to be used for comfort systems.


Individuals wishing to become Refrigeration Contractors must be qualified to sit for the exam by being at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, having 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony and  Pass the applicable examinations.

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This license requires pre-approval from the Ohio Construction Industry’s Examining Board. Candidates wishing to obtain a license must go through the qualification process.

To qualify you must:
1) Be at least 18 years of age;
2) Be a US citizen;
3) Have 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry;
4) Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony;
5) Pass the applicable examinations;
6) Pay the applicable fees.

To qualify to sit for the exam applicants must:
1) Complete the exam application;
2) Verify employment dates with start and end month day and year to verify 5 years experience of working in that trade with no breaks in that 5-year history immediately prior to completing the application. Be specific in nature of duties & be sure to attach proof of being in the trade. (Examples would be local licenses held, permits obtained, signed contracts, invoices, or letter of recommendation.

NOTICE: 03/24/2008 all applications must have a BCI background check to sit for the state exam. Applicants are required to pass the Business and Law Exam in addition to the Refrigeration Exam in order to obtain this license.

NOTE: If an individual wants to obtain more than one trade license, they must retake and pass the Business and Law Exam if it has been more than three years since they last passed it. Once exams have been passed, in addition to the $25.00 license fee, individuals must also send proof of $500,000 minimum contractor liability insurance, listing the actual policy number, to the O.C.I.E.B.

A Refrigeration Contractor must have the knowledge to install, maintain, repair or alter any system of refrigeration unlimited to tons or horsepower provided, however, that such refrigeration is intended to be used for the purpose of food and product preservation and is not to be used for comfort systems.

Individuals wishing to become Refrigeration Contractors must be qualified to sit for the exam by being at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, having 5 years documentable experience in the classification desired or have been an engineer with 3 years of business experience in the construction industry, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of any felony and  Pass the applicable examinations.

To apply for a license, contact:

Construction Industry Examining Board
Post Office Box 4009
6606 Tussing Rd.
Reynoldsburg, OH  43068
(614)644-3493
https://license.ohio.gov

Important Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:

Construction Industry Examining Board
Post Office Box 4009
6606 Tussing Rd.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614)644-3493
The testing company is PSI

PSI Licensure : Certification
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(800) 733-9267
(702) 932-2666 Fax
To register for the Cleveland and some other city/county License EXAMS contact:

Experior Assessments
4383 Professional Parkway
Groveport, OH 43125
614.836.7881
To obtain APPLICATION information about the Columbus Contractor Licenses contact:

City of Columbus
Building Services Division
757 Carolyn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 645-6083
Limited reciprocity is available with West Virginia and North Carolina for come classifications. Contact the Ohio Board for more information.

Most classifications in Ohio require Continuing Education. Contact the Board for more specific information.

The exam is administered by PSI. It is an open-book timed test with 60 questions and a 3-hour time limit. A score of at lest 70% is required to pass. The exam fee is $69.00 for each exam.

 Pre-Approval is required

EXAM CONTENT: General Knowledge and requirements; Refrigeration Piping; Refrigerants; Refrigeration Systems and Controls; Testing and Inspections

American Contractors Exam Services holds an Ohio Refrigeration Seminar that will improve your charnces of  passing the Ohio Refrigeration license exam. American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years. Sign up today for the Ohio Refrigeration Preparation Seminar.