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Old 05-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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License for HVAC work?

I often see ads in the local newspaper for "Maintenance man for apartment complex, must be proficient in HVAC repair". So just to find out about this, I call about one job and was told that YES I would, at times, have to re-charge air conditioning units with freon. When I told the lady that, as far as I know in our municipality, and the State, you have to have an HVAC license to do this. She told me that you do not need a license if you work for them, they are exempt. I do not believe this. And how do they get away with this? All of the guys I know in the HVAC business have to be licensed and go courses to keep up with the rules on Freon removal/installation. Any ideas here? Thanks, David

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Old 05-06-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
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License for HVAC work?

No license required.

Must be EPA section 608 certified though(it is NOT a license).

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Old 05-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
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License for HVAC work?

Nationally you need certified for working with refrigerant but many states have nothing for the heating side.
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