Guide To Passing Your HVAC License Exam

Wondering if the HVAC license exam in your state is hard? Having served over 100,000 students in the last 6 years, @HomePrep understands the anxiety that comes with most test takers. Rest assured though because with the right exam preparation and a good night’s sleep you can walk in on test day feeling confident you are prepared to pass.

Why you need an HVAC license

First, we believe HVAC repair is a great career choice. There’s plenty of opportunity and demand, which provides a steady stream of income. Plus, the certification for HVAC repair takes less time than a degree. Certification gives you a competitive edge by assuring your clients that you have a full understanding of your industry and its regulations and you are staying legal with your state licensing board requirements.

HVAC license requirements

Each state will have its own guide to HVAC licensing laws. Sometimes cities have additional municipal laws that require extra steps as well. It’s important that you check your state specific requirements.

What’s on your HVAC License Exam?

Though tests vary widely, we offer the following categories to address the most common HVAC license exam material and to further your education in the industry:
  • The US  Environmental Protection Agency requires possession of an EPA certification for anyone working on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment or handling refrigerants on a regular basis. Your EPA certification is good for all states.
  • Boilers – Boiler operators work with the systems found in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Not all states require this type of certification.
  • Codes –  This includes knowledge of the latest codes and technological advancements.
  • Ducts – Many changes have taken place in the HVAC industry over the years and you’ll want to be aware of standards, testing and procedures.
  • Heating/Cooling/ Refrigeration – We offer many resources to study fundamentals, troubleshooting, and system analysis.
  • Math & Plans – Because basic math and blueprint reading is involved with this profession, you’ll need to be prepared for this on your exam.
  • OSHA & Safety – Since HVAC technicians work in situations that are potentially hazardous, you must adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations to ensure workplace safety.
  • Technical Manuals – We offer several technical manuals to address residential and commercial load calculations, technical applications of fire alarm systems, and more.
You won’t need every one of these resources to pass your exam so don’t worry! To find the right courses for you, start by selecting your state or call us at 1-800-952-0910. As a leader in providing quality HVAC professional development and continuing education, we are here to give you the tools you need to invest in yourself and succeed in your career.