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Pursuing a career in the HVAC field? Study at home for your Alabama HVAC license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

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    Alabama Application Processing


    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Alabama Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Alabama HACR Contractor License – Books Only Package


    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.


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About This License

Heating and Air Conditioning (HAC)- Any individual or any regularly employed person for any partnership or corporation who for hire is engaged in the installation or service and repair of heating and air conditioning systems.

Refrigeration – Any and all legal entities engaged in the business of refrigeration contracting and servicing, installation, and repair.

Heating and Air Conditioning Systems or System – A heating and/or cooling apparatus consisting of an air heating and/or cooling fixture from pipes, plenums or blowers including any accessory and equipment installed in connection herewith; specifically excluding window units, automotive or farm implement type heating and/or air conditioning equipment.

Refrigeration – The use of mechanical or absorption equipment to control temperature, humidity, or both, in order to satisfy the intended use of a specific space, other than for human comfort.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Pre-approval from the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors is required.
  • To be eligible for the exam, the applicant must have held an apprentice registration, issued by this Board, for two or more calendar years within the past 5 years; or has completed 3,000 hours of coursework or experience, as defined by the Board; or is a graduate of an approved heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration curriculum

Applying For Your License

The examination fee (paid directly to the board) is $150.00

Exam Details

  • The fee for the exam is $150 and is paid directly to the board.
  • The Alabama HVAC Contractor Exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.
  • The Alabama Refrigeration Exam has 60 questions and a time limit of 3 hours.
  • A 70% is required to pass.
  • Topics on the exam for HVAC include: general knowledge, piping, systems and sizing, equipment, maintenance, and plan reading.
  • Topics on the exam for Refrigeration include: general knowledge, piping, systems and sizing, maintenance/troubleshooting, and plan reading.
  • The examinations are given by ProV Inc. at 1-866-720-7768.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning) Exam

  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • Laws, Rules and Regulations of the State of Alabama
  • Manual D: Residential Duct Systems
  • Manual J: Residential Load Calculation Abridged, 8th Edition
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 9th Edition
  • ACCA Duct Slide Rule
  • Trane Ductulator, 2013
  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project
    Management, 13th Edition

Refrigeration Exam

  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • Laws, Rules and Regulations of the State of Alabama
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 9th edition
  • NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project
    Management, 13th Edition

Exam Review Education

We currently do not offer any training for this exam. Books can be purchased from our online bookstore.

Continuing Education

All certified contractors shall be required to acquire 4 credit hours of continuing education every year. We offer this online.

Reciprocity Agreement

This license has reciprocity with Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.