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