Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.03 - Conditioned Air Contractor License

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) To obtain a Class I (Restricted) or Class II (Non-restricted) conditioned air contractor license, a person must submit a completed application, meet the prerequisite experience requirement, obtain a score of seventy (70) on the appropriate examination, and pay all fees required by the Board. An applicant must submit three references on the required form from persons who can attest to the applicant's good character and conditioned air experience to the satisfaction of the Division. Each reference must be from an Architect, Professional Engineer, Inspector, or licensed conditioned air contractor who shall include his or her registration or license number. Class I conditioned air contractor licenses are restricted to conditioned air contracting involving conditioned air systems or equipment not exceeding 175,000 BTU of heating and 60,000 BTU of cooling, and Class II licenses are unrestricted. For classifying systems, each complete system in a single installation is to be considered an individual job.
(2) Applicants must document a minimum of four years experience for Class I and five years for Class II in conditioned air work of a type covered by the Georgia Heating and Air Conditioning Code, (regardless of whether such Code was applicable to the work in the area or at the time such work was performed by the applicant). Applicants for Class II licenses must document experience with installations of conditioned air systems which exceed 175,000 BTU (net) of heating and 60,000 BTU of cooling.
(3) "Experience" shall mean working experience gained through the direct installation of and responsibility for conditioned air systems of a type covered by the Georgia Heating and Air Conditioning Code (regardless of whether such Code was in effect in the area or at the time the applicant gained such experience) and activities related directly thereto.
(a) Experience for Class I shall consist of two years of residential installation experience as a lead mechanic, one year as a service technician (to include an E.P.A. license), one year of residential supervisory experience, and a Board approved heat loss and gain and duct design course.
(b) Experience for Class II shall consist of two years of installation as a lead mechanic with at least one of the years being commercial only, one year as a service technician or service supervisor (to include an E.P.A. license), two years of commercial supervisory experience and a Board approved heat loss and gain and duct design course.
(4) Education may be applied toward the experience requirements as follows:
(a) completion of a diploma program of a technical school in engineering or engineering technology may be credited as no more than 2 years experience;
(b) completion of a certificate program of a vocational-technical school may be credited as no more than 1 year experience.
(5) All classifications of work experience, unless specifically listed in the examples provided in this rule, shall be made by the Board. Such classifications of experience by the Board shall be final except that, within the Board's sole discretion, an applicant may be allowed to appear before the Board to explain such experience.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.03
O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-19, 43-1-24, 43-1-25, 43-14-2, 43-14-5, 43-14-6, 43-14-8, 43-14-13.
Original Rule entitled "Issuance, Renewal and Expiration of Licenses" adopted as ER. 121-2-0.8-.03. F. Sept. 29, 1980; eff. Sept. 25, 1980, the date of adoption. Amended: Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 7, 1980; eff. Nov. 27, 1980. Amended: ER. 121-2-0.14-.03 entitled "Statewide Conditioned Air Contractor License" adopted. F. Apr. 28, 1981; eff. Apr. 22, 1981, the date of adoption. Amended: Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. July 30, 1981; eff. August 19, 1981. Amended: ER. 121-2-0.21-.03 adopted. F. Mar. 22, 1983; eff. Mar. 16, 1983, the date of adoption. Amended: Permanent Rule adopted. F. July 13, 1983; eff. August 2, 1983. Amended: F. July 31, 1984; eff. August 20, 1984. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 24, 1989; eff. Sept. 13, 1989. Amended: F. Feb. 22, 1990; eff. Mar. 14, 1990. Amended: F. Jan. 31, 1991; eff. Feb. 20, 1991. Amended: F. Sept. 16, 1992; eff. Oct. 6, 1992. Amended: F. June 18, 1993; eff. July 8, 1993. Amended: F. Dec. 2, 1993; eff. Dec. 22, 1993. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Conditioned Air Contractor License" adopted. F. June 29, 2005; eff. July 19, 2005.

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