Texas HVAC-R Guide to Using Online Courses for License Exam Prep

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Texas HVAC online exam prep

  Did you know that Texas Requires Texas HVAC-R contractors to have an approved license?   AtHomePrep has helped over 350,000 students obtain their contractors license since 1997. Our courses are taught by an HVAC professional who had to take this test just like you. There are no risks for you with our No Pass, No Pay policy.

Requirements To Get A License

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and show proof of 48 months of practical experience in air conditioning and refrigeration work under the supervision of a licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractor within the last 72 months.
  2. Class A licenses must provide liability insurance in the amount of $300,000 and $600,000 for aggregate.
  3. Class B licenses must provide liability insurance in the amount of $100,000 and $200,000 for aggregate.
  4. An air conditioning and refrigeration contractor license must be endorsed with one or both of the following endorsements:
    1. An environmental air conditioning endorsement; or
    2. A commercial refrigeration and process cooling or heating endorsement.

Insurance Requirement

After passing the licensing exam, you are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance, which includes the license holder name and business name to the Department. You may submit the documents to customer service by email. See the Sample Certificate of Insurance (PDF)  for an example. You must keep commercial general liability insurance in force at all times while your license is active. Only insurance providers authorized to sell liability insurance in Texas may provide the insurance.

Minimum Insurance Coverage Requirements

Per Occurrence for Property Damage and Bodily Injury Aggregate for Property Damage and Bodily Injury Aggregate for Products and Completed Operations
Class A License $300,000 $600,000 $300,000
Class B License $100,000 $200,000 $100,000

Ensure your application for a your HVAC licenser is completed correctly and promptly with @HomePrep Application Processing. We provide a comprehensive service to ensure your privacy and comfort throughout the process. After you’ve purchased our AP application processing service, our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to collaborating with you.

Where To Find Online Exam Prep Courses

AtHomePrep offers hundreds of exam prep courses, including the Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Exam Review. This course covers information regarding the Texas exam. In this course you will find:
  • Highlighting guides
  • Practice quizzes
  • Math and Calculations
  • Instructor Support
  • Test Taking Tips
  • iPad/Tablet/Android Compatible

This course is designed to help you prepare for and pass both the Environmental Air Exam as well as the Commercial Refrigeration Exam

In Texas, the HVAC exam is open book, so you don’t have to worry quite as much about memorizing a lot of facts. It will be more important to have the right reference book for your exam and have the books highlighted to help you quickly find the answers you need when taking your exam. Our exam prep course will help you to highlight the most important sections of your authorized reference books, leaving you with more time to work on your Math and Calculations. See the Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Candidate Information Bulletin for a complete list of authorized reference books. 

You May Bring In All Approved References

Candidates are responsible for bringing their own reference materials to the examination site. Electronic notepads will be provided.

What is allowed:

  • References from the Examination Reference Material list, purchased directly from the publisher, a bookstore, or downloaded from the Internet and spiral-bound or 3- hole-punched and placed in a binder.
  • Texas Business and Law references downloaded from the Internet and spiral-bound or 3-hole-punched and placed in a binder may be used for the examination.
  • Candidate’s reference materials may be highlighted, underlined, and/or contain notes prior to the examination session.
  • Reference materials may be tabbed with permanent index tabs. (Paper inserts contained inside permanent plastic index tabs will be allowed).

What is not allowed:

  • Candidates may NOT write, highlight, underline, index, or mark their reference materials during the examination session.
  • Candidates are NOT permitted to have their reference materials tabbed with temporary tabs, post-it note tabs, homemade tabs or DIY tabs.
  • Any additional paper (loose, taped, adhered, stapled, etc.) will NOT be allowed in the examination room.

Call us toll free if you’re having trouble finding the resources you need. One of our education specialists will be happy to help you locate everything you need to successfully pass your {state} {license} exam on the first try.

How Access (And Get The Most Out Of) Online Course Material

One of the great benefits of online courses is that you can take them anytime and virtually anywhere. As long as you have internet access, you can access your course materials. That being said, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your online course: Find a quiet place to study or use headphones to create your own environment where you can focus on the material. Distractions are unavoidable, but many of our students have told us that they performed the best after being in a focused study environment. Third, get a good rest before the exam. Many studies show a link between a well-rested mind and higher test scores.

After you have purchased your online course with AtHomePrep, simply login to access your study material. Everything you need will be found on your account page. We also have education specialists standing by via chat, phone or email to answer any questions you might have.

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