815 KAR 8:045. Limited licenses for journeyman HVAC mechanics

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/008/045.htm
Published: 2015

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      815 KAR 8:045. Limited licenses for

journeyman HVAC mechanics.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 198B.650, 198B.654,

198B.656, 198B.658, 198B.660, 198B.662, 198B.664, 198B.676, 198B.684

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 198B.654(1),

198B.658, 198B.660(1), (2), 198B.664(3), 198B.676(1), 198B.684

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY:

KRS 198B.654(1) requires the Board of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

(HVAC) Contractors to promulgate administrative regulations to administer,

coordinate and enforce KRS 198B.650 to 198B.689. This administrative regulation

is a supplement to 815 KAR 8:020, and establishes the requirements for an

applicant who seeks to become licensed to perform limited functions pursuant to

the journeyman HVAC licensing law. This administrative regulation is necessary

to treat qualified persons similarly by allowing applicants to be licensed

according to their qualifications, and in order to meet the intention of KRS

Chapter 13A as it relates to tiering of administrative regulations.

 

      Section 1. Application for Limited

Licenses. Applicants seeking to be licensed as a journeyman mechanic under 815

KAR 8:020, but who choose to use their experience and career goals to function

in a limited capacity, shall be granted a limited license upon proof of

experience and examination, as follows:

      (1) Limited journeyman HVAC duct

mechanic - An applicant seeking a limited journeyman HVAC duct mechanic license

shall submit to the board:

      (a) A completed limited journeyman HVAC duct

mechanic license on Form HVAC 4;

      (b) A nonrefundable initial license

application fee of fifty (50) dollars;

      (c) Proof of satisfactory completion of

the "Kentucky Limited Journeyman HVAC Duct Mechanics Examination"

developed and administered by the International Code Council;

      (d) A passport-sized color photograph of

the applicant; and

      (e) Proof of the applicant’s experience

as required by KRS 198B.658(2)(b) and by 815 KAR 8:020, Section 5.

      (2) Limited journeyman HVAC installer

mechanic – An applicant seeking a limited journeyman HVAC installer mechanic

license shall submit to the board:

      (a) A completed limited journeyman HVAC

installer mechanic license on Form HVAC 5;

      (b) A nonrefundable initial license

application fee of fifty (50) dollars;

      (c) Proof of satisfactory completion of

the "Kentucky Limited Journeyman HVAC Installer Examination"

developed and administered by the International Code Council;

      (d) A passport-sized color photograph of

the applicant; and

      (e) Proof of the applicant’s experience

as required by KRS 198B.658(2)(b) and by 815 KAR 8:020, Section 5.

      (3) Termination of application. The

initial application shall remain pending until all requirements are met up to a

period of one (1) year after the date the application is submitted. At the end

of one (1) year, the application shall be void.

      (4) Upon application by a testing agency,

a national code group or by an applicant for certification, the office may

recognize another examination as equivalent to the examinations administered by

the International Code Council. The person or group submitting the examination

shall demonstrate that the examinations cover the same material and require the

same level of knowledge as the International Code Council examinations.

 

      Section 2. Limited Licenses and

Responsibilities. (1) A person licensed under the alternative limited licensing

provisions of this administrative regulation may work independently within the

range of the limited license authorization while under the general supervision

of a master HVAC contractor.

      (2) A person holding a limited

license shall not hold himself out as complying with all the journeyman HVAC

mechanic experience and examination requirements of 815 KAR 8:020.

      (3) A limited license shall not

replace the requirement that each master HVAC contractor shall have in his

employ at least one (1) journeyman HVAC mechanic whose license is not limited.

 

      Section 3. Renewal Requirements and

Procedures. Licenses issued pursuant to this administrative regulation shall be

renewed in accordance with the renewal requirements established in 815 KAR

8:020, Section 6.

 

      Section 4. Incorporation by Reference.

(1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "Form HVAC 4, Limited Journeyman

HVAC Installer License Application," February 15, 2005; and

      (b) "Form HVAC 5, Limited Journeyman

HVAC Duct Mechanic License Application," February 15, 2005.

      (2) This material may be inspected,

copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Office of

Housing, Buildings and Construction, Division of Heating, Ventilation and Air

Conditioning, 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-5405,

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (24 Ky.R. 2483; eff. 7-13-98; Am. 31 Ky.R.

1906; 32 Ky.R. 82; eff. 7-27-05.)