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

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About This License

Limited Journeyman HVAC Duct Mechanic: Individuals with experience and career goals in a limited capacity to install duct work who may work independently as journeymen within the range of the limited license and under the supervision of a master HVAC contractor. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years and 3,000 work hours under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Limited Journeyman HVAC Installer Mechanic: Individuals with experience and career goals in a limited capacity to install HVAC systems, who may work independently as journeymen within the range of the limited license and under the supervision of a master HVAC contractor. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years and 3,000 work hours under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Journeyman HVAC Mechanic: Those individuals knowledgeable and skilled to install, maintain, remodel and repair HVAC systems meeting the requirements of the Kentucky HVAC Codes and Standards. A journeyman mechanic may work independently within the range of the license under the supervision of a master HVAC contractor. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years and 3,000 work hours under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Master HVAC Contractor: Those individuals who desire to contract for and engage in the business of HVAC contracting and are familiar with the requirement of the Kentucky HVAC law, codes and regulations. The application must be certified to show not less than 18 years of age, regularly and principally employed or engaged in the HVAC trade for not less than two years under the direction and supervision of a master HVAC contractor.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Applicants are required to pass the Business and Law exam to obtain this license.
  • 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.
  • The state requires that all HVAC Contractors have general liability insurance of at least $500,000.

Applying For Your License

License application fee is $50. Master application fee is $250.

Division of HVAC
101 Sea Hero Road
Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-573-0395 ext 128
Fax: 502-573-1401

Exam Details

  • The testing company is ICC (1-800-211-2754)
  • The Master exam has 100 questions and a 4 hour time limit.
  • The Journeyman exam has 60 questions and a 3 hour time limit.
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $100.
  • Topics on the exam include Business Organizations, Licensing, Estimating and Bidding, Contract Management, Project Management, Insurance and, Bonding, OSHA Recordkeeping, Personnel Regulations, Financial Management, Tax Laws, Lien Laws.

Books and References for the Exam

The examination pulls questions from the following reference available to print online.

  • 2009 NFPA 54
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

Exam Review Education

As of this time, we offer practice tests online for the code books. Each time you take the practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

Continuing Education

License holders must take 6 hours of Continuing Education in order to renew their license.

Reciprocity Agreement

None at this time

How It Works

1

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

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

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