Division of Workforce Development
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Apprenticeable Occupations by Occupational Title - HVAC/R Technician
What is a HVAC/R Technician?
Installs, service, and repair heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems in residential, commercial, industrial and/or institutional buildings.
Should be a high school graduate or the equivalent (required for some programs).
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
Usually must provide tools of the trade as required by employer.
Must obtain a Maryland Apprentice License from the State Board of HVACR Contractors by the completion of the first semester.
During the term of your apprenticeship you will work on the job for a 4-year program with various contractors. In addition, you will attend related training classes, two nights per week. Wages start at a percentage of full journeyperson pay and increase in increments through graduation to full pay.
Applications are accepted before classes begin in September. Classes usually end in April. Dates vary with sponsor.
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Licensing Rules in Maryland
General construction contractors don't need a license to work in Maryland.
Contractors do need a license to do electrical, plumbing, or HVACR contracting projects. HVACR licenses are awarded by the Maryland State Board of HVACR Contractors. The Board issues master, master restricted, limited contractor, and journeyman licenses. To get an application, contact:
Exams are given by PSI Examination Services at http://www.psiexams.com/.
Contractors must pass an exam to get a license. The master or limited contractor exam costs $132. The fee for the master restricted exam is $44 for one area (forced-air heating, hydronic heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration), and $88 for two or more areas. The journeyman exam costs $44. The master license costs $75, limited contractor costs $75, master restricted is $25-$75, and the journeyman license costs $20.
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