815 KAR 8:030. Apprentice heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning (HVAC) mechanic registration and certification requirements.
RELATES TO: KRS 198B.650, 198B.656,
198B.658, 198B.662, 198B.664
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 198B.654(1),
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
198B.654(1) requires the Board of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Contractors to promulgate administrative regulations requiring unlicensed persons
engaged in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) to be registered.
This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for registration
and certification of apprentices.
Section 1. Registration of Apprentices.
(1) Except for those HVAC apprentices registered with the Division of
Employment Standards, Department of Labor, all apprentices defined by KRS
198B.650, shall be registered with the board by complying with this administrative
(2) Each individual who registers with
the board shall be issued an HVAC certificate of apprenticeship pursuant to KRS
198B.658(3) and this administrative regulation.
(3) The HVAC Apprentice Registration form
shall be updated by the apprentice and submitted to the board to update change
of address or change of employer.
(4) The certificate of registration shall
authorize an individual to work in the HVAC trade under:
(a) The direct supervision of at least
one (1) journeyman HVAC mechanic; and
(b) The general supervision of a master
(5) The registration application shall include
the license number and signature of the supervising master contractor.
Section 2. Initial Application for
Apprentice Certificate of Registration. Registration shall be accomplished by
filing a completed HVAC Apprentice Registration Form, Form HVAC 3, with the
board including a passport-sized photograph. The photograph shall be taken not
more than sixty (60) days prior to submitting the HVAC Apprentice Registration
Section 3. Minimum Number of Hours of
Experience. (1) 3,000 verifiable work hours shall be the minimum number of work
hours accepted as the required two (2) years of experience for an HVAC
journeyman mechanic license pursuant to 815 KAR 8:020.
(2) The apprentice shall retain personal
records of employment hours to verify the experience required for a journeyman
HVAC mechanic license.
Section 4. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) "HVAC Apprentice Registration Form", Form HVAC 3, August 2011, is
incorporated by reference.
(2) This material may be inspected,
copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the of Housing,
Buildings and Construction, Division of HVAC, 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100,
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-5405, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (21
Ky.R. 1614; eff. 2-10-95; Am. 22 Ky.R. 2118; eff. 7-5-96; 31 Ky.R. 1747; 1978;
eff. 7-1-2005; 38 Ky.R. 618; eff. 9-28-11.)