ACR / HVAC Continuing Education FAQs

1. When do I need to complete the HVAC continuing education requirements to renew my ACR / HVAC & Mechanical license?

The most common question we get from professional ACR / HVAC contractors and technicians is: When do I need to renew my ACR / HVAC or Mechanical license? The answer varies by state, but generally it is every 1-2 years.

See below for a summary of the requirements in a selection of states that we serve. All Star Training is a leading provider of state-approved ACR / HVAC continuing education courses online. More information is available on the profession pages for each state listed on our Courses Offered page.

Alabama ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Every year on or before December 31st

4 hours of CE

Iowa ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Every year on or before December 1st

8 hours of CE: Single License

Kentucky ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Every year on or before the last day of licensee’s birth month

at least 6 hours of CE

Oklahoma ACR / HVAC Continuing Education  Every 3 years on or before license expiration date

6 hours of CE

Texas ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Every year on or before license expiration date

8 hours of CE

Virginia ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Every two years

3 hours of CE

 

2. How many CE credit hours (CEUs) do I need to renew my ACR / HVAC & Mechanical license?

This is the second most common question, and once again (like most of these questions) it depends on the state you operate in.

Please see the table above for a summary of the credit hour requirements in a selection of states but recognize that these are subject to change as the state governing bodies release new information.

 

3. What are the ACR / HVAC continuing education (CE) requirements for ACR / HVAC & Mechanical contractors? Where can I find ACR / HVAC & Mechanical continuing education courses from a state-approved provider?

ACR / HVAC & Mechanical contractor licenses are regulated and administered at the state level by various governing bodies. Similarly, providers of continuing education must receive approval and be accredited by the state governing boards. Only CE courses completed with an approved provider will be acceptable to meet state certification requirements.

Fortunately, All Star Training is a licensed and approved provider in all states that it offers ACR / HVAC & Mechanical Contractor continuing education courses. Unlike many providers, our courses are 100% online, allowing you to complete the CE requirements on your own time and at your own pace.

Please see the table below for a summary of the relevant state governing bodies and the list of approved ACR / HVAC & Mechanical contractors continuing education providers.

Alabama ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Alabama State Board of H/ACR

http://www.hacr.alabama.gov/

Iowa ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Iowa Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb

Kentucky ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings & Construction (DHBC)

http://dhbc.ky.gov/newstatic_info.aspx?static_id=292

Oklahoma ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Oklahoma Construction Industries Board

http://www.cib.ok.gov

Texas ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/acr/acr.htm

Virginia ACR / HVAC Continuing Education Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR)

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen/

 

4. In what other states is my ACR / HVAC license accepted?  

While licenses are granted at the individual state level, some states offer HVAC license reciprocity whereby an out-of-state licensed ACR / HVAC contractor may be allowed to obtain a license if they have maintained licensing requirements in the reciprocal state that are consistent with the resident state requirements.

Fortunately, some states have similar licensing requirements and offer reciprocity to licensed ACR / HVAC in comparable states but may require a minimum of license years in good standing. See below for a list of which states offer reciprocity and the reciprocal states for each:  However, reciprocity between states may not extend to CE courses due to state laws and regulations.

See below for a list of which states offer reciprocity and the reciprocal states for each:

Alabama ACR / HVAC Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia
Iowa ACR / HVAC & Mechanical None; Only plumbing license has reciprocity with South Dakota
Kentucky ACR / HVAC Ohio
Oklahoma ACR / HVAC & Mechanical Limited
Texas ACR / HVAC Georgia
Virginia ACR / HVAC Maryland

5. How long do I need to retain a copy of my completed ACR / HVAC continuing education (CE) certificate?

Course completions are reported to the licensing board the next business day unless the state requires licensees to report.  You can access your completion certificate in the ‘Past Courses’ tab any time after you complete the course.

 

6. How do I renew my ACR / HVAC/ Mechanical Contractor license if my license is inactive or I have missed the renewal deadline?

Some states allow for inactive or expired licenses to be renewed by completing the required continuing education requirements and re-applying for a license without having to complete any additional pre-licensing training or apprenticeship. While some states may offer a grace period, the continuing education requirements (as applicable) are almost always required prior to renewal.

 

7. What do I need to study prior to completing my ACR / HVAC continuing education (CE)?

All course materials are included in the online course.

 

8. Can I complete my ACR / HVAC continuing education courses online?

In many states, the answer is YES! If your state requires continuing education for license renewal, you can usually complete the course online.  There are some states where online courses are not allowed, and also some states where only partial credit can be obtained from online courses.  Please visit our Courses Offered page to complete your CE credit today! If a course is not available in your state, please let us know using our Contact Us page and we will do our best to become an approved provider.