(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.
"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
(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.
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.
Education may be applied toward the
experience requirements as follows:
completion of a diploma program of a technical school in engineering or
engineering technology may be credited as no more than 2 years
(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.
Ga. Comp. R.
& Regs. R. 121-2-.03
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
Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov.
7, 1980; eff. Nov. 27,
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.
Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. July
30, 1981; eff. August 19,
ER. 121-2-0.21-.03 adopted. F. Mar. 22,
1983; eff. Mar. 16,
1983, the date of adoption.
Permanent Rule adopted. F. July 13,
1983; eff. August 2,
F. July 31, 1984; eff.
August 20, 1984.
New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 24,
1989; eff. Sept. 13,
F. Feb. 22, 1990; eff.
Mar. 14, 1990.
F. Jan. 31, 1991; eff.
Feb. 20, 1991.
F. Sept. 16, 1992; eff.
Oct. 6, 1992.
F. June 18, 1993; eff.
July 8, 1993.
Amended: F. Dec. 2,
1993; eff. Dec. 22,
New Rule entitled "Conditioned Air Contractor License" adopted. F.
June 29, 2005; eff.