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Air Conditioning Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

A license is required in Florida to bid on any Air Conditioning project. The process and exam for general, building, and residential contractors are similar to each other. We online exam prep, books for the exam, and additional services to help you obtain your license. All our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. Our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Florida Air Conditioning Contractor's License.

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Florida
  • Class "A" Air Conditioning Contractor

    Class A Air Conditioning Contractors are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the licensee to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems. Class A Contractors may also execute contracts including duct work in connection with a complete system but only to the extent that such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to complete an air-distribution system.

  • Class "B" Air Conditioning Contractor

    Class B Air Conditioning Contractor services are limited to 25 tons of cooling and 500,000 BTU of heating in any one system.

  • Air Conditioning Contractors shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Air Conditioning Contractor RequirementsGeneral Requirements

Exam Requirements

  • Pass the Business and Finance Exam
  • Pass Air Conditioning trade exam

Financial Requirements

  • Provide a personal credit report and a personal financial statement demonstrating a positive net worth.
  • Certification of Insurance Coverage
  • Provide a Business Credit Report and Business Financial Statement showing a net worth of at least $10,000.
Air Conditioning Contractor Requirements Education/Experience Requirements

Applicants must meet ONE of the following critera to be eligible for an Air Conditioning Contractors License

  • Four-year construction-related degree from an accredited college (equivalent to three years’ experience) and 1 year proven experience applicable to the category for which you are applying. or
  • 1 year experience as a foreman and not less than 3 years of credits from accredited college-level courses. or
  • 1 year experience as a worker, 1 year experience as a foreman, and 2 years of credits from accredited college-level courses. or
  • 2 years’ experience as a worker, 1 year experience as a foreman, and 1 year of credits from accredited college-level courses. of
  • 4 years’ experience as a worker or foreman of which at least 1 year must have been as a foreman

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Florida DBPR at 850-487-1395 or visit the Contractor's Board Website.

14 hours of continuing education are required each renewal. Florida does not have any reciprocity agreements.

With RocketCert, our education is written but a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better price, we will beat it by 20%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
Exam Pre-Approval

The first step is to obtain pre-approval for your exam. This can be completed through PTI by calling 407-264-0562.

PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 800-733-9267 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Legal items

Next you will need to submit to background checks, form a legal entity, obtain all required insurance, and obtain a bond (if necessary).

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through DBPR to obtain your Florida Contractors License. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Our licensing specialists can help you with the process.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Air Conditioning exam, first obtain pre-approval with PTI by visiting floridaexam.com or call 407-264-0562. After you have been approved, you can schedule your exams with Pearson VUE at 888-204-6230.

Applicants are required to take the Business and Finance exam in additon to their required Air Conditioning exam (either Residential or unlimited)

Exam details Air Conditioning Class “A” Exam

  • Total Questions: 130
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 5 Hours
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It’s the exam! Business and Finance

  • Total Questions: 120
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 6.5 Hours
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More info Unlimited Air Conditioning Class “B” Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 5 Hours
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Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Florida exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The exam prep includes math and accounting, load calculations, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".


NFPA 90A

NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2015

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Trane Ductulator

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting Handbook

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OSHA 1926

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Florida Contractors Manual (2017)

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Pipefitters Handbook

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SMACNA-Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards

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SMACNA Duct Construction Standards Metal and Flexible

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SMACNA-Energy Systems Analysis and Management

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Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida

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2017 Florida Building Code - Mechanical

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Florida Building Code - Energy Conservation

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Florida Statutes Chapter 455, 2019
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About Us

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