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Texas

HVAC Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

The Texas HVAC license is split into different classifications and endorsements. The endorsement determines the type of work that can be performed, and the classification determines the maximum heating capacity the licensee may engage. We have the books, courses, and professionals ready to help you pass. 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 Texas HVAC License.

  • $279
    Exam Prep
  • $1270 $1159
    Environmental Air Bundle
  • $913 $829
    Refrigeration Bundle
  • $913 $829
    Certified Tech Bundle
Individual taking the HVAC Contractor exam prep for the Texas license exam online with RocketCert
License Classes & Scope of Work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed HVAC Contractors in Texas
  • Environmental Air Conditioning

    This license class includes treating air to control temperature, humidity, cleanliness, ventilation, and circulation to meet human comfort requirements.

  • Commercial Refrigeration & Process Cooling or Heating

    A commercial refrigeration license includes the use of mechanical or absorption equipment to control temperature or humidity to satisfy the intended use of a specific space. Process Cooling or Heating includes cleanliness, temperature and humidity controls solely for production requirements or the proper operation of equipment.

  • Certified Technician License

    HVAC technicians assist a licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractor in performing HVAC systems maintenance work.

  • Class A/B

    A Class A license entitles the license holder to engage in each type of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting that is endorsed on the license in relation to a system, a product, or equipment of any size or capacity.

    A Class B license entitles the license holder to engage in each type of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting that is endorsed on the license in relation to a system, a product, or equipment of not more than 25 tons cooling capacity or 1.5 million British thermal units per hour output heating capacity.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a Texas HVAC license?

Texas HVAC Contractors License RequirementsTesting

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  • After submitting proof of meeting eligibility requirements TDLR will approve the eligibility to sit for the exam
  • All parts of the application process, including passing the exam, must be done within one year of the date the application was filed
  • Certificate of Insurance does not have to be obtained until after the exam is passed
Texas HVAC Contractor Experience RequirementsExperience

Completed experience verification form showing one of the following:

  • At least 48 months of practical experience in HVAC-related work under the supervision of a licensed contractor in the preceding 72 months; or
  • Held an HVAC technician certification for the preceding 12 months and have at least 36 months of practical experience in HVAC-related work under the supervision of a licensed HVAC contractor in the preceding 48 months.
Texas HVAC industry insurance requirementsInsurance
  • You must maintain commercial general liability insurance at all times while your license is active
  • Minimum Insurance Coverage (Class A License /Class B License):

    • $300,000/$100,000 coverage Per Occurrence for Property Damage and Bodily Injury
    • $600,000/$200,000 coverage Aggregate for Property Damage and Bodily Injury
    • $300,000/$100,000 coverage Aggregate for Products and Completed Operations

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at 512-463-6599 or visit the Texas board of licensing contractors website to submit online.

Texas requires 8 hours of continuing education for this license. Texas has reciprocity agreements with South Carolina and Georgia.

With RocketCert, our education is written by 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 original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
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 in the HVAC business. 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. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam.

Insurance

Next you will need to obtain all required insurance and submit proof to the state.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through Texas board of licensing contractors. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Texas HVAC licensing exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

 Texas HVAC Certification Exam details Environmental Air
(Class A/Class B)

  • Number of questions: 120/100
  • Passing Score: 84/70 correct
  • Time allowed: 230/170 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Air Distribution, Basic Refrigeration Components, Combustion Air, Controls, Equipment Requirements, HVACR Systems and Design, Piping, Refrigeration Principles, Safety, Service, Testing, Texas Laws and Rules, Ventilation, Venting
Texas Heating Systems and Cooling Systems Exam Details Commercial Refrigeration
(Class A/Class B)

  • Number of questions: 120/100
  • Passing Score: 84/70 correct
  • Time allowed: 230/170 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Air Distribution, Basic Refrigeration Components, Combustion Air, Controls, Equipment Requirements, HVACR Systems and Design, Piping, Refrigeration Principles, Safety, Service, Testing, Texas Laws and Rules, Ventilation, Venting
Texas HVAC Technicians Exam Certified Technician

  • Number of questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 42 correct
  • Time allowed: 112 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK
  • Topics Include: Basic Refrigeration Components, Combustion Air, Controls, Piping, Refrigeration Principles, Safety, Service, Testing
Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Texas 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, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you load calculations for sizing HVAC ducts, and heating & cooling systems.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Texas Environmental Air Exam Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Environmental Air Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

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$1,270 $1,159

Texas Commercial Refrigeration Exam Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Commercial Refrigeration Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

Backed by:

$913 $829

Texas AC/R Certified Technician Exam Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • AC/R Certified Technician Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

Backed by:

$913 $829

Environmental Air Exam Prep, Books, Tabs (all included in our bundle)

Texas Environmental Air Online Exam Prep

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$279

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Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 22nd Edition

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$189

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ACCA Duct Calculation Slide Rule

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$64

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2018 Uniform Mechanical Code

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$124

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2018 International Mechanical Code

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$109

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2018 International Fuel and Gas Code

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$109

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Manual D - Residential Duct Systems, 3rd Edition

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$84

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Manual J - Residential Load Calcs (Full Edition)

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$159

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Manual S - Residential Equipment Selection

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$89

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7-8 Book Tab Bundle

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$64

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Print for Your Exam:
Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors License Law, Chapter 1302
Free / Online
Texas AC and Refrigeration Contractors License Rules, Chapter 75
Free / Online
OSHA CFR 29 Part 1904 Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Free / Online


Commercial Refrigeration Exam Prep, Books, Tabs (all included in our bundle)

Texas Commercial Refrigeration Online Exam Prep

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$279

ADD TO CART

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 22nd Edition

See Details

$189

ADD TO CART

ACCA Duct Calculation Slide Rule

See Details

$64

ADD TO CART

2018 Uniform Mechanical Code

See Details

$124

ADD TO CART

2018 International Mechanical Code

See Details

$109

ADD TO CART

2018 International Fuel and Gas Code

See Details

$109

ADD TO CART

3-4 Book Tab Bundle

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$39

ADD TO CART
Texas AC and Refrigeration Contractors License Law, Chapter 1302
Free / Online
Texas AC and Refrigeration Contractors License Rules, Chapter 75
Free / Online
OSHA CFR 29 Part 1904 Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Free / Online


Certified HVAC Technicians Exam Prep, Books, Tabs (all included in our bundle)

Texas AC/R Certified Technician Online Exam Prep

See Details

$279

ADD TO CART

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 22nd Edition

See Details

$189

ADD TO CART

ACCA Duct Calculation Slide Rule

See Details

$64

ADD TO CART

2018 Uniform Mechanical Code

See Details

$124

ADD TO CART

2018 International Mechanical Code

See Details

$109

ADD TO CART

2018 International Fuel and Gas Code

See Details

$109

ADD TO CART

3-4 Book Tab Bundle

See Details

$39

ADD TO CART

Need extra blank tabs?

Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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