HVAC Certification: How To Get Your HVAC Certification In Texas
Updated: Sep 22
HVAC certifications are different for every state. This article is going to cover how to get your HVAC certification in Texas. HVAC certification in Texas in similar to other states, but it has one significant difference. Texas distinguishes between "environmental air conditioning" and "commercial refrigeration and process cooling or heating.". Texas Class A HVAC licenses will allow you to work on any size HVAC unit. Texas Class B HVAC licenses will allow you to work on HVAC systems under 25 tons, and heating systems of 1.5 million BTUs/hour or less. You can find even more information on the Texas website here.
What you need to get your HVAC license in Texas
Let's get into the specifics on getting your HVAC license in Texas. To get your HVAC license in Texas, you will need to:
Be at least 18 years old
Register as an ACR technician
Have at least four years of experience working with HVAC under the supervision of a licensed technician within the past six years.
Apply for the ACR contractors certification exam
Determine which license you want
Take the ACR contractors certification exam
Sounds complicated, right? Let's break down each point a little more.
To get your HVAC license in Texas, you must be at least 18 years old. You won't need to worry about this since the exam will require you to have 36 months of hands-on experience.
Register as an ACR technician
You will need to apply to become an ACR technician. There is no test for this registration. It costs $20 to apply, and the certification lasts for an entire year.
Four years of experience
To get your license, you will need to earn years of experience under a licensed HVAC technician. Work hard at the job, ask a lot of questions, and learn as much as possible.
Apply for the ACR Contractors Certification exam
You will have to apply to take the ACR contractors certification through a third party. You will have to go through PSI.
Determine what license you want
You will have to decide which license works best for you. In 2020, the Environmental A HVAC license has a pass rate of 42%. Environmental B HVAC license has a pass rate of 31%.
In 2020, the Commercial refrigeration A HVAC license has a pass rate of 51%. Commercial refrigeration B HVAC license has a pass rate of 29%.
In 2020, the Environmental A HVAC license has a pass rate of 42%. Environmental B HVAC license has a pass rate of 31%.
Take the test
Get out there and take the test. Pass it, and you will have your HVAC certification in Texas.
That is every step to getting your HVAC certification in Texas. If it helped, leave a comment below! You can also check out our other article on everything related to HVAC technician training.
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