815 KAR 8:030. Apprentice heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic registration and certification requirements

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/008/030.htm
Published: 2015

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      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




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.)