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MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION
STATE BOARD OF HVACR CONTRACTORS

HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND


REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS
QUALIFICATION INFORMATION BULLETIN
AND EXAMINATION APPLICATIONS
**Prior Board Approval Required for All Examinations**
TOPIC PAGE
Introduction..................................................................................................................... 1
Insurance Requirements for Master, Master Restricted, and Limited Contractors ................................. 1
Advertising Requirements of Master, Master Restricted, and Limited Contractor Licensees .................... 2
Examination Application...................................................................................................... 2
Requirements for the Master Contractor Examination .................................................................. 2
Requirements for the Master Restricted Contractor Examination .................................................... 3
Requirements for the Limited Contractor Examination................................................................. 3
Requirements for the Journeyman Examination ......................................................................... 3
Requirements for the Journeyman Restricted Examination ........................................................... 3
Preparing for the Examination .............................................................................................. 4
Examination Content Outlines and Reference Materials................................................................ 4
Sample Questions ............................................................................................................. 12
Fees ............................................................................................................................. 13
Scheduling Procedures ....................................................................................................... 13
Reporting for the Examination ............................................................................................. 14
Taking the Examination ..................................................................................................... 15
License Application........................................................................................................... 16
Registration Form............................................................................................................. 18
Reasonable Accommodation and Out-of-State Testing Arrangements Form ....................................... 19
Order Form for Reference Material........................................................................ End of Bulletin

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A Limited Contractor is authorized exclusively to maintain
INTRODUCTION or repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning,
refrigeration, or hydronic systems. A Limited Contractor
MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF HVACR CONTRACTORS may not do installations or retrofits of HVACR systems.
The Maryland State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air A Journeyman is authorized to provide heating,
Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Board, by ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration services while
authority of Business Regulation Article, 9A-304, Annotated under the direction and control of a licensed contractor.
Code of Maryland, is responsible for promulgating and
enforcing regulations which define qualifications for A Journeyman Restricted is authorized to install, maintain,
examination, certifying and licensing all individuals alter, remodel, or repair one or more of the following
involved in providing HVACR services in the state of specialties while under the direction or control of an
Maryland. appropriately licensed contractor:
Heating - Forced Air
Individuals who desire licensure as a Journeyman, Limited Heating - Hydronic
Contractor, Master Restricted Contractor, or Master Ventilation
Contractor must first pass an examination. Individuals Air Conditioning
training as apprentices to become a Journeyman are not Refrigeration
required to take an examination.
An Apprentice is authorized ONLY to assist in providing
In order to apply for an examination, an applicant must heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration
meet the work experience and license requirements for the services while under the direction and control of a licensed
license category desired by the applicant. contractor and is in training to become a Journeyman.
The examination which you will take was developed to All examination items have undergone a rigorous review by
meet the evaluation requirements established by the a content expert panel, psychometricians, and editors.
Maryland General Assembly. After passing the examination, Examination content is based on the outlines approved by
an application for original licensure will be mailed to you the State Board of HVACR Contractors.
by the Board.
USING THIS BULLETIN
PSI LICENSURE: CERTIFICATION The policies and procedures for communicating with and
The Board has contracted with PSI licensure:certification submitting your registration to PSI during the examination
(PSI) to conduct its examination program. PSI is a process are presented in this bulletin. You will find study
nationally recognized test development and test information about the examinations and instructions about
administration services company headquartered in what to do after you have passed the exam in order to
Burbank, California. PSI also serves the Maryland become certified/licensed as an HVACR Contractor by the
Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation with their State of Maryland. READ THIS ENTIRE BULLETIN, before
examination programs for Real Estate, Appraisers, Journey taking the exam. PSI welcomes your calls to our 800 service
and Master Plumbers, Master Electricians, and Stationary number. However, before calling with questions about the
Engineers. For information concerning the examinations, examination process, please review this bulletin. It may
call PSI at 1-800-733-9267. well answer your question(s) for you.

KEEP THIS BULLETIN FOR REFERENCE. It contains the


THE HVACR EXAMINATIONS
examination content outlines that will assist your studying
PSI administers the HVACR licensing examinations by and it will be a handy reference throughout the
appointment at six test centers in Maryland. The following examination and application process. PLEASE HAVE THIS
are licenses issued by the State Board of HVACR BULLETIN WITH YOU whenever you call about your
Contractors: application.

A Master Contractor is authorized to install, maintain,


alter, remodel, or repair heating, ventilation, air
conditioning, refrigeration and hydronic systems. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER,
A Master Restricted Contractor is authorized to install,
MASTER RESTRICTED, AND LIMITED
maintain, alter, remodel, or repair one or more of the CONTRACTORS
following specialties:
Heating - Forced Air
Heating - Hydronic Certain individuals who have a Master, Master Restricted,
Heating - Combined (Forced Air and Hydronic) or Limited Contractor license must have personal liability
Ventilation and property damage insurance coverage. The minimum
Air Conditioning personal liability coverage is $300,000. The minimum
Refrigeration property damage liability coverage is $100,000. The
combined total of these two insurance coverages must be
$400,000 per occurrence.

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Obtain insurance if any of the following situations apply to
you: EXAMINATION APPLICATION

1. You are the owner-operator of an HVACR business;


2. You are a Master Restricted or Limited Contractor with Before an individual can take an examination for licensure
authority to approve HVACR contracts on behalf of the as Master, Master Restricted, Limited Contractor,
company; and/or Journeyman or Journeyman Restricted, an application
3. You plan to pull permits from local government must be filed with the Board and the Board must
agencies to perform HVACR services. approve the application. To be eligible to register for the
examination, the applicant shall have satisfactorily
Candidates who pass the Master, Master Restricted, or completed the required work experience. The Board will
Limited Contractor examinations will receive instructions review the application to determine for which examination
on how to file their insurance coverage with the HVACR the applicant qualifies. Once an individual is approved, the
Board when they receive their license application. individual's name is forwarded from the Board to PSI. PSI
will then send the applicant information to register to take
the examination.

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS OF MASTER,


MASTER RESTRICTED, AND LIMITED Questions and Inquiries
CONTRACTOR LICENSEES For PSI
All questions and requests for information about your
application and the examinations should be directed
Master, Master Restricted, and Limited Contractor licensees to:
who are owner-operated or are designated as the PSI licensure:certification
responsible HVACR contractor for their company must 3210 E Tropicana
display their Maryland HVACR license number (category and
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registration number) on all vehicles used in providing
HVACR services and in all advertisements used to promote www.psiexams.com
their business. The License Number must be displayed in (800) 733-9267 FAX (702) 932-2666
letters and numbers AT LEAST 1 " in height. The License TDD (800) 735-2929
Number is also required to be displayed on all contracts,
printed advertisements, and mentioned in each radio, For the State Board of HVACR Contractors
television, or other electronic advertisements. Questions concerning the enforcement of the HVACR
law, license qualifications and complaints should be
directed to:
A Category Number is the category designation of HVACR
license. The number 01 designates a Master Contractor. Maryland State Board of HVACR Contractors
The number 02 designates a Master Restricted Contractor. 500 N. Calvert St., Room 201
The number 06 designates a Limited Contractor. Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
(410) 230-6231 FAX (410) 244-0977
TTY (410) 565-0451
A Registration Number is the personal number given to
licensees. This number remains the same as the licensee
upgrades the license.

The license must be indicated in the following manner:


MD-HVACR Category No. Registration Number REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER
For example, a Master Contractor would advertise his/her CONTRACTOR EXAMINATION
license number as follows:
1. Have been licensed and regularly employed as a
Journeyman, Limited Contractor, or Master Restricted
STATE AIR CONDITIONING Contractor (any specialty) by the Board for at least
Call 888-111-2233 three (3) years; AND
2. Have been regularly and principally employed in
MD-HVACR-01-2000
providing HVACR services under the direction and
control of a Master Contractor, licensed by the HVACR
Board; AND
3. Have been employed to provide HVACR services for at
least 1,875 hours prior to applying to take the
examination.

An applicant not meeting any of the above qualifications


may also apply to the Board to take a Master Restricted
examination. To be eligible, the applicant must document
at least six (6) years of qualifying HVACR experience and
justify, in writing, that the reason the applicant did not file
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for and obtain a Maryland HVACR license prior to May 1,
1996 was not attributable to fault or neglect on the part of REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOURNEYMAN
the applicant
EXAMINATION

1. Have a State of Maryland HVACR Apprentice license for


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER RESTRICTED a period of at least three (3) years; and
a During that period completed at least 1,875 hours
CONTRACTOR EXAMINATION of training in providing HVACR services under the
direction and control of a licensed HVACR
1. Have been licensed and regularly employed as a contractor; OR
Journeyman, Limited Contractor, or Master Restricted b Successfully completed an Apprentice program
Contractor (any specialty) by the State HVACR Board related to HVACR which was approved by the
for at least three (3) years; AND Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council.
2. Have been regularly and principally employed in 2. Was approved by the Board for an examination for a
providing HVACR services under the direction and license in the Limited Contractor, Master Restricted
control of a Master Contractor licensed by the HVACR Contractor, or Master Contractor categories prior to
Board; or a Master Restricted Contractor licensed by August 1, 1997.
the HVACR Board in the specialty for which the 3. Have a combination of time licensed as an apprentice
individual is applying for examination; AND and the successful completion of a course of study in
3. Have been employed to provide HVACR services for at HVACR work that totals (3) years. (The course of study
least 1,875 hours prior to applying to take the in HVACR must be approved by the Board.)
examination.
An applicant not meeting any of the above qualifications
An applicant not meeting any of the above qualifications may apply to the Board to take the Journeyman
may also apply to the Board to take a Master Restricted examination. To be eligible, the applicant must document
examination. To be eligible, the applicant must document at least three (3) years of qualifying experience and justify,
at least six (6) years of qualifying HVACR experience and in writing, that the reason the applicant did not file for and
justify, in writing, that the reason the applicant did not file obtain a Maryland HVACR license prior to December 31,
for and obtain a Maryland HVACR license prior to May 1, 1994, was not attributable to fault or neglect on the part
1996 was not attributable to fault or neglect on the part of of the applicant.
the applicant.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOURNEYMAN


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LIMITED
RESTRICTED EXAMINATION
CONTRACTOR EXAMINATION
1. Have a State of Maryland HVACR Apprentice license for
1. Have been licensed as a Journeyman by the State a period of at least three (3) years; and
HVACR Board for at least two (2) years; a. During that period completed at least 1,875 hours
2. Have been regularly and principally employed in of training in providing HVACR services under the
providing HVACR services while licensed as a Maryland direction and control of a licensed HVACR
Journeyman under the direction and control of a contractor or Master Restricted contractor in the
Master Contractor, Master Restricted Contractor, or same category; OR
Limited Contractor licensed by the HVACR Board; and b. Successfully completed an Apprentice program
3. Have been employed to provide HVACR services for at related to HVACR which was approved by the
least 1,000 hours prior to applying to take the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council.
examination. 2. Was approved by the Board for an examination for a
license in the Limited Contractor, Master Restricted
An applicant not meeting any of the above qualifications Contractor, or Master Contractor categories prior to
may also apply to the Board to take the Limited Contractor August 1, 1997.
Examination. To be eligible, the applicant must document 3. Have a combination of time licensed as an apprentice
at least five (5) years of qualifying HVACR experience and and the successful completion of a course of study in
justify, in writing, that the reason the applicant did not file HVACR work that totals (3) years. (The course of study
for and obtain a Maryland HVACR license prior to May 1, in HVACR must be approved by the Board.)
1996, was not attributable to fault or neglect on the part
of the applicant. An applicant not meeting any of the above qualifications
may apply to the Board to take the Journeyman Restricted
examination. To be eligible, the applicant must document
at least three (3) years of qualifying experience and justify,
in writing, that the reason the applicant did not file for and
obtain a Maryland HVACR license prior to December 31,
1994, was not attributable to fault or neglect on the part
of the applicant.

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4. HEATING SYSTEMS
PREPARING FOR THE EXAMINATION a. Heating Theory and Types 20
b. Combustion Air
c. Equipment Sizing
TIPS FOR EXAMINATION PREPARATION d. Heating Equipment
The following suggestions will help you prepare for your e. Equipment Installation
exam. Planned preparation increases your likelihood of f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
passing. Maintenance
g. Steam, Hydronics, and Hydronic Piping
Read the reference materials, making sure you h. Vents and Chimneys
understand each idea before going on to another. i. Fuel Oil Systems
Underline or highlight key ideas for a later review. 5. AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Your studies will be most effective if you study a. Duct Definitions, Sizing, and 15
frequently, for about 45 to 60 minutes. Concentration Design
tends to wander when you study for longer periods of b. Duct Assembly and Installation
time. c. Hangers and Supports
d. Duct Materials and Shapes
e. Duct Insulation
f. Fire and Smoke Control
EXAMINATION CONTENT OUTLINES AND g. Hoods and Exhaust Systems
h. Testing and Balancing
REFERENCE MATERIALS i. Ventilation Requirements
j. Plans and Symbols
Many of the reference materials listed are available for 6. SAFETY
a. Scaffolds 5
purchase at www.psionlinestore.com or by calling the PSI
Online Store, toll-free, at (866) 589-3088. b. Ventilation Requirements
c. Medical Supplies
Titles currently in stock are listed on the order form d. PPE Use
near the end of this candidate information bulletin. e. Safety Training
f. Toxic Materials
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades
h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
MASTER HVACR CONTRACTOR i. Material Cleanup and Disposal
j. Handling and Storing Materials
Minimum k. Emergency Action Plans
# of Questions Time Allowed
Passing Score l. Trenches and Excavations
100 70% 240 minutes m. Fall Protection
n. Workplace Illumination
o. Contractor Responsibilities
CONTENT OUTLINE
p. Tools and Equipment
q. Ladders
Topic Information # of Items r. Other Safety Devices
1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS, AND
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CONTROLS REFERENCE MATERIALS
a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits
b. Knowledge of DC Circuits This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination.
c. Knowledge of Electric Motors Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no
d. Knowledge of Controls study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
2. PIPING indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text.
a. Blueprints and Schematics 15 All materials must be unmarked (not written in) and may
b. Materials, Applications, and not contain additional papers (loose or attached).
General Installation Requirements
c. Joints and Connections THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST
d. Select and Install Hangers and Supports CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES ALLOWED IN
e. Valves and Fittings THE TESTING ROOM.
f. Testing and Troubleshooting
g. Piping Insulation International Mechanical Code, 2012, International
3. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls
a. Theory 25 Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
b. Refrigerants
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th
c. Equipment Sizing and Design
Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.,
d. Equipment and Components
www.g-w.com
e. Equipment Installation
f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
Maintenance

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Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 2006, Eighth 3. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING
Edition, Air Conditioning Contractors of America a. Theory 20
(ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA b. Refrigerants
22206, (703) 575-4477, www.acca.org c. Equipment Sizing and Design
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), d. Equipment and Components
with latest available amendments, U.S. Government e. Equipment Installation
Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display Maintenance
_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926 g. Testing and Balancing
OR h. Ventilation Requirements
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 i. Plans and Symbols
Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments, 4. SAFETY
(866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order a. Scaffolds 5
form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.) b. Ventilation Requirements
ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), Air Conditioning c. Medical Supplies
Contractors of America (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, d. PPE Use
Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22206, (703) 575-4477, e. Safety Training
www.acca.org f. Toxic Materials
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades
You may tab your reference materials using the following h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
acceptable tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive i. Material Cleanup and Disposal
Permanent Plastic Tabs; Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent j. Handling and Storing Materials
Adhesive Index Tabs. k. Emergency Action Plans
l. Fall Protection
The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags; m. Workplace Illumination
Post-It Flags. n. Contractor Responsibilities
o. Tools and Equipment
NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI p. Ladders
PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT q. Other Safety Devices
RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE
TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE REFERENCE MATERIALS
TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS
WILL BE REMOVED. This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination.
Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no
study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
MASTER RESTRICTED AND JOURNEYMAN indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text.
RESTRICTED AIR CONDITIONING All materials must be unmarked (not written in) and may
not contain additional papers (loose or attached).
Note: The following content outline and reference
materials apply to both the Master Restricted and THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST
Journeyman Restricted Air Conditioning examinations. CENTER. THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT
THE TEST CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES
# of Minimum ALLOWED IN THE TESTING ROOM.
Time Allowed
Questions Passing Score
50 70% 120 minutes International Mechanical Code, 2012, International
Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls
Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
CONTENT OUTLINE
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th
Topic Information # of Items Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.,
1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS, AND www.g-w.com
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CONTROLS
a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 2006, Eighth
b. Knowledge of DC Circuits Edition, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
c. Knowledge of Electric Motors (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA
d. Knowledge of Controls 22206, (703) 575-4477, www.acca.org
2. PIPING Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA),
a. Blueprints and Schematics 10 with latest available amendments, U.S. Government
b. Materials, Applications, and Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or
General Installation Requirements https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display
c. Joints and Connections _standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926
d. Select and Install Hangers and Supports OR
e. Valves and Fittings Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926
f. Testing and Troubleshooting Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments,
g. Piping Insulation (866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order
form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.)

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You may tab your reference materials using the following 4. SAFETY
acceptable Tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self Adhesive a. Scaffolds 5
Permanent Plastic Tabs; Redi-Tag Self Stick Permanent b. Ventilation Requirements
Adhesive Index Tabs. c. Medical Supplies
d. PPE Use
The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags; e. Safety Training
Post-It Flags. f. Toxic Materials
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades
NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT i. Material Cleanup and Disposal
RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE j. Handling and Storing Materials
TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE k. Emergency Action Plans
TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS l. Fall Protection
WILL BE REMOVED. m. Workplace Illumination
n. Contractor Responsibilities
MASTER RESTRICTED AND JOURNEYMAN o. Tools and Equipment
RESTRICTED FORCED AIR p. Ladders
q. Other Safety Devices
Note: The following content outline and reference
materials apply to both the Master Restricted and REFERENCE MATERIALS
Journeyman Restricted Forced Air examinations.
This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination.
# of Minimum Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no
Time Allowed study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
Questions Passing Score
50 70% 120 minutes indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text.
They must, however, be unmarked (not written in) and may
CONTENT OUTLINE not contain additional papers (loose or attached).

Topic Information # of Items THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST
CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES ALLOWED IN
1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS AND
15 THE TESTING ROOM.
CONTROLS
a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits International Mechanical Code, 2012, International
b. Knowledge of DC Circuits Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls
c. Knowledge of Electric Motors Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
d. Knowledge of Controls
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th
2. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING
Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., www.g-
a. Theory 5 w.com
b. Equipment Sizing and Design
c. Equipment Installation Manual J - Residential Load Calculation, 2006, Eighth
d. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and Edition, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Maintenance (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA
e. Testing and Balancing 22206, (703) 575-4477, www.acca.org
f. Ventilation Requirements
g. Plans and Symbols NFPA 31: Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning
3. HEATING SYSTEMS Equipment. (2006 or 2011). National Fire Protection
a. Heating Theory and Types 25 Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy,
b. Combustion Air Massachusetts 02169, (800) 344-3555, www.nfpa.org
c. Equipment Sizing NFPA 54 - National Fuel Gas Code, 2002, National Fire
d. Heating Equipment Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park,
e. Equipment Installation Quincy, MA 02169, (800) 344-3555, www.nfpa.org
f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
Maintenance Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA),
g. Vents and Chimneys with latest available amendments, U.S. Government
h. Fuel Oil Systems Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display
_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926
OR
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926
Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments,
(866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order
form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.)

You may tab your reference materials using the following


acceptable tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self Adhesive Permanent
Plastic Tabs; Redi-Tag Self Stick Permanent Adhesive Index
Tabs.

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The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags; 5. SAFETY
Post-It Flags. a. Scaffolds 5
b. Ventilation Requirements
NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI c. Medical Supplies
PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT d. PPE Use
RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE e. Safety Training
TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE f. Toxic Materials
TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades
WILL BE REMOVED. h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
i. Material Cleanup and Disposal
MASTER RESTRICTED AND j. Handling and Storing Materials
k. Emergency Action Plans
JOURNEYMAN RESTRICTED HYDRONIC l. Fall Protection
m. Workplace Illumination
Note: The following content outline and reference n. Contractor Responsibilities
materials apply to both the Master Restricted and o. Tools and Equipment
Journeyman Restricted Hydronic examinations. p. Ladders
q. Employee Protection in Trenches and
# of Minimum Excavations
Time Allowed
Questions Passing Score r. Other Safety Devices
50 70% 120 minutes
REFERENCE MATERIALS
CONTENT OUTLINE
This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination.
Topic Information # of Items Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no
1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS, AND study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
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CONTROLS indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text.
a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits They must, however, be unmarked (not written in) and may
b. Knowledge of DC Circuits not contain additional papers (loose or attached).
c. Knowledge of Electric Motors
d. Knowledge of Controls THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST
2. PIPING CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES ALLOWED IN
a. Blueprints and Schematics 20 THE TESTING ROOM.
b. Materials, Applications, and
International Mechanical Code, 2012, International
General Installation Requirements
Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls
c. Joints and Connections
Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
d. Select and Install Hangers and Supports
e. Valves and Fittings Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th
f. Testing and Troubleshooting Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.,
g. Piping Insulation www.g-w.com
3. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING
a. Equipment Sizing and Design 7 Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 2006, Eighth
b. Equipment Installation Edition, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
c. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA
Maintenance 22206, (703) 575-4477, www.acca.org
4. HEATING SYSTEMS NFPA 31: Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning
a. Heating Theory and Types 8
Equipment. (2006 or 2011). National Fire Protection
b. Combustion Air Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy,
c. Equipment Sizing Massachusetts 02169, (800) 344-3555, www.nfpa.org
d. Heating Equipment
e. Equipment Installation NFPA 54 - National Fuel Gas Code, 2002, National Fire
f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park,
Maintenance Quincy, MA 02169, (800) 344-3555, www.nfpa.org
g. Steam, Hydronics, and Hydronic Piping
Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light
h. Vents and Chimneys
Commercial Buildings, Second Edition, John
i. Fuel Oil Systems
Siegenthaler, ISBN: 0766816370, Thomson-Delmar
Learning, PO Box 6904, Florence, KY 41022-6904, (800)
347-7707, www.delmarlearning.com

Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA),


with latest available amendments, U.S. Government
Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display
_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926
OR

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Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 4. SAFETY
Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments, a. Scaffolds 5
(866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order b. Ventilation Requirements
form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.) c. Medical Supplies
d. PPE Use
You may tab your reference materials using the following
e. Safety Training
acceptable tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive Permanent
f. Toxic Materials
Plastic Tabs; Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent Adhesive Index
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades
Tabs.
h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
i. Material Cleanup and Disposal
The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags;
j. Handling and Storing Materials
Post-It Flags.
k. Emergency Action Plans
l. Fall Protection
NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI
m. Workplace Illumination
PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT
n. Contractor Responsibilities
RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE
o. Tools and Equipment
TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE
p. Ladders
TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS
q. Other Safety Devices
WILL BE REMOVED.
REFERENCE MATERIALS
MASTER RESTRICTED AND JOURNEYMAN
RESTRICTED REFRIGERATION This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination.
Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no
Note: The following content outline and reference study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
materials apply to both the Master Restricted and indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text.
Journeyman Restricted Refrigeration examinations. They must, however, be unmarked (not written in) and may
not contain additional papers (loose or attached).
# of Minimum
Time Allowed THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST
Questions Passing Score
50 70% 120 minutes CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES ALLOWED IN
THE TESTING ROOM.
CONTENT OUTLINE International Mechanical Code, 2012, International
Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls
Topic Information # of Items Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS, AND
15 Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th
CONTROLS
Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., www.g-
a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits
w.com
b. Knowledge of DC Circuits
c. Knowledge of Electric Motors Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA),
d. Knowledge of Controls with latest available amendments, U.S. Government
2. PIPING Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or
a. Blueprints and Schematics 15 https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display
b. Materials, Applications, and _standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926
General Installation Requirements OR
c. Joints and Connections Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926
d. Select and Install Hangers and Supports Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments,
e. Valves and Fittings (866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order
f. Testing and Troubleshooting form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.)
g. Piping Insulation
Industrial Refrigeration Handbook, 1998, Wilbert F.
3. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING
Stoecker, ISBN: 0-07-061623-X, McGraw-Hill, PO Box
a. Theory 15
543, Blacklick, OH 43004, (800) 262-4729,
b. Refrigerants
books.mcgraw-hill.com
c. Equipment Sizing and Design
d. Equipment and Components You may tab your reference material using the following
e. Equipment Installation acceptable tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive Permanent
f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and Plastic Tabs; Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent Adhesive Index
Maintenance Tabs.
The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags;
Post-It Flags.
NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI
PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT
RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE
TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE
TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS
WILL BE REMOVED.

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JOURNEYMAN RESTRICTED VENTILATION
HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible,
# of Minimum 2005, 3rd edition, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning
Time Allowed
Questions Passing Score Contractors National Association, Inc., (703) 803-2980,
40 70% 90 minutes www.smacna.org
ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), Air Conditioning
Contractors of America (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road,
CONTENT OUTLINE Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22206, (703) 575-4477,
www.acca.org
Topic Information # of Items
1. AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA),
a. Duct Definitions, Sizing, and 35 with latest available amendments, U.S. Government
Design Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or
b. Duct Assembly and Installation https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display
c. Hangers and Supports _standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926
d. Duct Materials and Shapes OR
e. Duct Insulation Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926
f. Fire and Smoke Control Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments,
g. Hoods and Exhaust Systems (866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order
h. Testing and Balancing form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.)
i. Ventilation Requirements
j. Plans and Symbols You may tab your reference materials using the following
2. SAFETY tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive Permanent Plastic
a. Scaffolds 5 Tabs; Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent Adhesive Index Tabs.
b. Ventilation Requirements
c. Medical Supplies
d. PPE Use The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags;
e. Safety Training Post-It Flags.
f. Toxic Materials
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI
h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT
i. Material Cleanup and Disposal RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE
j. Handling and Storing Materials TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE
k. Emergency Action Plans TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS
l. Fall Protection WILL BE REMOVED.
m. Workplace Illumination
n. Contractor Responsibilities MASTER RESTRICTED VENTILATION
o. Tools and Equipment
p. Ladders # of Minimum
q. Other Safety Devices Time Allowed
Questions Passing Score
40 70% 90 minutes
REFERENCE MATERIALS
CONTENT OUTLINE
This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination.
Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no
Topic Information # of Items
study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text. 1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS, AND
5
They must, however, be unmarked (not written in) and may CONTROLS
not contain additional papers (loose or attached). a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits
b. Knowledge of Electric Motors
THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST c. Knowledge of Controls
CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES ALLOWED IN 2. AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
THE TESTING ROOM. a. Duct Definitions, Sizing, and 30
International Mechanical Code, 2012, International Design
Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls b. Duct Assembly and Installation
Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org c. Hangers and Supports
d. Duct Materials and Shapes
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th e. Duct Insulation
Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., f. Fire and Smoke Control
www.g-w.com g. Hoods and Exhaust Systems
Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards, Fifth h. Testing and Balancing
Edition, 2002, North American Insulation Manufacturers i. Ventilation Requirements
Association (NAIMA), 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 310, j. Plans and Symbols
Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 684-0084, www.naima.org 3. SAFETY
a. Scaffolds 5
b. Ventilation Requirements
c. Medical Supplies
9
d. PPE Use NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI
e. Safety Training PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT
f. Toxic Materials RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE
h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS
i. Material Cleanup and Disposal WILL BE REMOVED.
j. Handling and Storing Materials
k. Emergency Action Plans LIMITED HVACR CONTRACTOR
l. Fall Protection
m. Workplace Illumination
n. Contractor Responsibilities # of Minimum
Time Allowed
o. Tools and Equipment Questions Passing Score
p. Ladders 50 70% 120 minutes
q. Other Safety Devices
CONTENT OUTLINE
REFERENCE MATERIALS
Topic Information # of Items
This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination. 1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS, AND
15
Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no CONTROLS
study guides are allowed. Reference books may be a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits
indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text. b. Knowledge of DC Circuits
They must, however, be unmarked (not written in) and may c. Knowledge of Electric Motors
not contain additional papers (loose or attached). d. Knowledge of Controls
2. PIPING
THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST a. Blueprints and Schematics 5
CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES ALLOWED IN b. Materials, Applications, and
THE TESTING ROOM. General Installation Requirements
c. Joints and Connections
International Mechanical Code, 2012, International d. Select and Install Hangers and Supports
Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls e. Valves and Fittings
Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org f. Testing and Troubleshooting
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th g. Piping Insulation
Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., 3. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING
www.g-w.com a. Theory 10
b. Refrigerants
Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards, Fifth c. Equipment Sizing and Design
Edition, 2002, North American Insulation Manufacturers d. Equipment and Components
Association (NAIMA), 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 310, e. Equipment Installation
Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 684-0084, www.naima.org f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible, Maintenance
2005, 3rd edition, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning 4. HEATING SYSTEMS
Contractors National Association, Inc., (703) 803-2980, a. Heating Theory and Types 10
www.smacna.org b. Combustion Air
c. Equipment Sizing
ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), Air Conditioning d. Heating Equipment
Contractors of America (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, e. Equipment Installation
Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22206, (703) 575-4477, f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
www.acca.org Maintenance
g. Steam, Hydronics, and Hydronic Piping
Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA),
h. Vents and Chimneys
with latest available amendments, U.S. Government
i. Fuel Oil Systems
Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display 5. AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
a. Duct Definitions, Sizing, and 5
_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926
OR Design
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 b. Duct Assembly and Installation
Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments, c. Hangers and Supports
(866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order d. Duct Materials and Shapes
form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.) e. Duct Insulation
f. Fire and Smoke Control
You may tab your reference materials using the following g. Hoods and Exhaust Systems
tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive Permanent Plastic h. Testing and Balancing
Tabs; Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent Adhesive Index Tabs. i. Ventilation Requirements
j. Plans and Symbols
The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags;
Post-It Flags. 6. SAFETY
a. Scaffolds 5
b. Ventilation Requirements

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c. Medical Supplies TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE
d. PPE Use TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS
e. Safety Training WILL BE REMOVED.
f. Toxic Materials
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades HVACR JOURNEYMAN
h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
i. Material Cleanup and Disposal
j. Handling and Storing Materials Minimum
# of Questions Time Allowed
k. Emergency Action Plans Passing Score
l. Trenches and Excavations 100 70% 240 minutes
m. Fall Protection
n. Workplace Illumination CONTENT OUTLINE
o. Contractor Responsibilities
p. Tools and Equipment Topic Information # of Items
q. Ladders
1. ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE, MOTORS, AND
r. Other Safety Devices 20
CONTROLS
a. Knowledge of AC and DC Circuits
REFERENCE MATERIALS b. Knowledge of DC Circuits
c. Knowledge of Electric Motors
This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination. d. Knowledge of Controls
Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no
2. PIPING
study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
a. Blueprints and Schematics 15
indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text.
b. Materials, Applications, and
They must, however, be unmarked (not written in) and may
General Installation Requirements
not contain additional papers (loose or attached).
c. Joints and Connections
d. Select and Install Hangers and Supports
THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST
e. Valves and Fittings
CENTER. THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT
f. Testing and Troubleshooting
THE TEST CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES
g. Piping Insulation
ALLOWED IN THE TESTING ROOM.
3. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING
a. Theory 25
International Mechanical Code, 2012, International b. Refrigerants
Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls c. Equipment Sizing and Design
Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org d. Equipment and Components
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th e. Equipment Installation
Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
www.g-w.com Maintenance
Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 2006, Eighth 4. HEATING SYSTEMS
a. Heating Theory and Types 20
Edition, Air Conditioning Contractors of America
(ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA b. Combustion Air
22206, (703) 575-4477, www.acca.org c. Equipment Sizing
d. Heating Equipment
Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), e. Equipment Installation
with latest available amendments, U.S. Government f. System Operation, Troubleshooting, and
Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or Maintenance
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display g. Steam, Hydronics, and Hydronic Piping
_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926 h. Vents and Chimneys
OR i. Fuel Oil Systems
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 5. AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments, a. Duct Definitions, Sizing, and 15
(866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order Design
form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.) b. Duct Assembly and Installation
ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), Air Conditioning c. Hangers and Supports
Contractors of America (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, d. Duct Materials and Shapes
Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22206, (703) 575-4477, e. Duct Insulation
www.acca.org f. Fire and Smoke Control
g. Hoods and Exhaust Systems
You may tab your reference materials using the following h. Testing and Balancing
tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive Permanent Plastic i. Ventilation Requirements
Tabs; Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent Adhesive Index Tabs. j. Plans and Symbols
The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags; 6. SAFETY
a. Scaffolds 5
Post-It Flags.
b. Ventilation Requirements
NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI c. Medical Supplies
PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT d. PPE Use
RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE e. Safety Training

11
f. Toxic Materials NO MATTER WHAT IS ON THE TAB PACKAGE, IF THE PSI
g. Signs, Signals, and Barricades PROCTOR IS ABLE TO REMOVE THE TABS WITHOUT
h. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) RIPPING THE PAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE
i. Material Cleanup and Disposal TABS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EXAM. DO NOT USE THE
j. Handling and Storing Materials TABS THAT HAVE PAPER INSERTS. THE PAPER INSERTS
k. Emergency Action Plans WILL BE REMOVED.
l. Trenches and Excavations
m. Fall Protection
n. Workplace Illumination
o. Contractor Responsibilities SAMPLE QUESTIONS
p. Tools and Equipment
q. Ladders
r. Other Safety Devices The following questions are offered as examples of the
types of questions you will be asked on the examination.
The examples do not represent the full range of content or
REFERENCE MATERIALS difficulty levels found in the actual examinations. They are
intended to familiarize you with the types of questions you
This examination is an OPEN BOOK examination. can expect to find in the examinations. (The answer key is
Candidates may bring in reference books. However, no found after question F.)
study guides are allowed. Reference books may be
indexed, and may contain highlighted or underlined text. A. A temperature of 77 degrees F. equals what
They must, however, be unmarked (not written in) and may temperature in Celsius?
not contain additional papers (loose or attached).
1. 10
THESE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST 2. 25
CENTER. THESE ARE THE ONLY REFERENCES ALLOWED IN 3. 40
THE TESTING ROOM. 4. 60

International Mechanical Code, 2012, International B. Which type of heat involves a change of state but no
Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls temperature change?
Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
1. Latent
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th 2. Specific
Edition, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., 3. Sensible
www.g-w.com 4. Radiant

Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 2006, Eighth C. If a vent duct is to be laid in concrete, it is usually
Edition, Air Conditioning Contractors of America made of
(ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA
22206, (703) 575-4477, www.acca.org 1. steel.
2. plastic.
Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), 3. aluminum.
with latest available amendments, U.S. Government 4. paper fiber.
Printing Office, (866) 512-1800 or
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display D. The flow of refrigerant to the cooling element is
_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926 controlled by
OR
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 1. an expansion valve.
2. a ball valve.
Selections by PSI, with latest available amendments,
3. a plate valve.
(866) 589-3088, www.psionlinestore.com (See order
4. a suction valve.
form at the end of the Candidate Information Bulletin.)
ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), Air Conditioning E. A back pressure control valve is used to
Contractors of America (ACCA), 2800 Shirlington Road,
Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22206, (703) 575-4477, 1. raise temperature.
www.acca.org 2. lower temperature.
3. stop contamination.
You may tab your reference materials using the following 4. keep evaporation pressure constant.
tabs: Avery Swift Tabs Self-Adhesive Permanent Plastic
Tabs; Redi-Tag Self-Stick Permanent Adhesive Index Tabs. F. You are excavating a trench that is 25 feet by 14 feet
by 5 feet. How many cubic yards is this?
The following tabs are unacceptable: Post-It Index Flags; 1. 64.8
Post-It Flags. 2. 80.0
3. 194.4
4. 583.3

Answer Key
A. 2; B. 1; C. 4; D.1; E. 4; F. 1

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TELEPHONE REGISTRATION
FEES For telephone registration, you will need a valid credit card
(Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover).
Payment of the application/examination registration fee is PSI registrars are available at (800) 733-9267, Monday
valid for one examination only. Fees are not refundable through Friday between 7:30 am and 10:00 pm, and
and are not transferable. Examination Fees are valid for Saturday-Sunday between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, Eastern
90 days. Time, to receive your payment and schedule your
appointment for the examination.
Examination Fee
Master Contractor $150 FAX REGISTRATION
Master Restricted Air Conditioning $50 Complete the PSI registration form (found at the end of this
Master Restricted Forced Air $50 bulletin), including your credit card number and expiration
Master Restricted Hydronic $50 date. Fax the completed form to PSI at (702) 932-2666.
Master Restricted Refrigeration $50 Fax registrations are accepted 24 hours a day.
Master Restricted Ventilation $50
Limited Contractor $150 Please allow 4 business days to process your Registration.
Journeyman $150 After 4 business days, you may go online or call PSI to
Journeyman Restricted Air Conditioning $50 schedule the examination.
Journeyman Restricted Forced Air $50
Journeyman Restricted Hydronic $50 STANDARD MAIL REGISTRATION
Journeyman Restricted Refrigeration $50 Complete the PSI registration form (found at the end of this
Journeyman Restricted Ventilation $50 bulletin), and send the form with the appropriate
examination fee to PSI. You may pay fees by credit card
Payment may be made by money order, company check, (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), company
personal check, certified check, or cashier's check made check, money order, personal check or cashiers check,
payable to PSI. Cash is not accepted. made payable to PSI. Print your name in the memo section
Include your name and/or Social Security Number on your of the company check, money order or cashiers check so
money order or check to ensure that your fee is properly we can ensure the payment is applied to your registration.
assigned. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED.

Please allow PSI 2 weeks to process a mailed registration.


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER CONFIDENTIALITY
After 2 weeks, you may go online or call PSI to schedule the
PSI will use your Social Security number only as an examination.
identification number in maintaining your record and
reporting your grades to the Department. The Maryland CANCELING OR RESCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT
Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) You may cancel and reschedule an examination
requires all candidates to disclose their accurate Social appointment without forfeiting your fee if your
Security number. cancellation notice is received 2 days before the scheduled
examination date. For example, for a Monday
appointment, the cancellation notice would need to be
SCHEDULING PROCEDURES received on the previous Saturday. You may reschedule
online at www.psiexams.com or call PSI at (800) 733-9267.
Once approved by the Board, it is your responsibility to Note: A voice mail message is not an acceptable form of
contact PSI to pay and schedule for the examination. cancellation. Please use the PSI Website or call PSI and
speak directly to a Customer Service Representative.
ON-LINE (WWW.PSIEXAMS.COM)
For the fastest and most convenient examination
scheduling process, PSI recommends that you register for MISSED APPOINTMENT OR LATE CANCELLATION
your examinations using the Internet. You register online Your registration will be invalid, you will not be able to take
by accessing PSIs registration website at the test as scheduled, and you will forfeit your examination
www.psiexams.com. Internet registration is available 24 fee, if you:
hours a day. Do not cancel your appointment two days before the
Log onto PSIs website and create an account. Please scheduled testing date; or
enter your email address and first and last name. This Do not appear for your examination appointment; or
information must match exactly with the information Arrive too late to begin your test without disrupting the
the Board has on file. Be sure to check the box next center's schedule; or
to Check here to attempt to locate existing records Do not present proper identification when you arrive for
for you in the system. the examination.
You will be asked to select the examination and enter
your SS#. Your record will be found and you will now
be ready to schedule for the exam. Enter your zip
code and a list of the testing sites closest to you will
appear. Once you select the desired test site,
available dates will appear. If you have problems,
contact PSI at (800) 733-9267 for help.

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REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND OUT-OF-STATE CROFTON CENTER
TESTING Morauer III Building
All examination centers are equipped to provide access in 2137 Espey Court, Suite 3
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Crofton, MD 21114
of 1990, and every reasonable accommodation will be
made in meeting a candidates needs. Applicants with From Defense Highway (450), take the Priest Bridge Rd exit going
disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty South. Turn right on Espey Court.
taking the examination must fill out the form on page 20 From the Washington Beltway, take 50 East to 3 North. Turn right
and fax it to PSI at (702) 932-2666. It may also be emailed on Defense Highway (450), take the Priest Bridge Rd exit going
to csrreasonableaccommodations@psionline.com. South. Turn right on Espey Court.

Applicants who live outside of Maryland and wish to take HAGERSTOWN CENTER:
the Master Electrician examination at a location outside of 140 West Franklin Street, Suite A
the State should complete the Reasonable Accommodation Hagerstown, MD 21740
Request and Out of State Testing Form on page 20.
From I 70: Take exit 32B Hagerstown. This is US Route 40 west.
EMERGENCY TEST CENTER CLOSING Follow Route 40 for 4.1 miles to 140 W. Franklin Street. It is
In the event that inclement weather or other emergencies slightly past the intersection of Jonathan and Franklin. You must
force the closure of a test center on an assigned test date, turn into the church parking lot on the right before you reach 140
your examination will be rescheduled. You will be notified W. Franklin Street.
of the new date and time of the test. Every effort will be From I 81: Take exit 6 US Route 40 east. Follow on Route 40 for
made to schedule a convenient time as soon as possible. 1.6 miles and turn left on to Jonathan Street. After one block turn
left on to Franklin Street. Stay right and enter the church parking
lot. This will come up quickly on the right.
There are many parking spots reserved for PSI testing on the
lot. You will then walk past the front of the church and into 140
REPORTING FOR THE EXAMINATION W. Franklin Street, Suite A is on the ground floor. No steps
required to enter.
There is one handicapped spot reserved for PSI on the lot at 140
TESTING CENTER LOCATIONS W. Franklin Street near the entrance door. All other parking has
The following are the testing centers where you may take to be on the church lot.
the examinations:
LANHAM CENTER:
BALTIMORE FALLS ROAD CENTER: 5900 Princess Garden Pkwy
Mount Washington Area Suite 501
6115 Falls Road, Suite 100 Lanham, MD 20706
Baltimore, MD 21209
Take the 20B-A/Annapolis Road Exit towards Lanham. Take
From the Beltway I-695, take I-83 South (Jones Falls Expressway) Princess Garden Parkway exit. Turn left, following Princess
to the Northern Pkwy exit East. Turn left onto Northern Pkwy Garden Parkway exit, veer into far right lane. Turn right on
heading East. Turn left onto Falls Road. Go about 1 mile. You will Princess Garden Parkway turn left at first driveway.
come to a light rail overpass/bridge. The testing center building
is immediately on your right, on the other side of the SALISBURY CENTER:
overpass/bridge. When you turn in, you will drive past the MAIN
1323 Mt. Hermon Road
Entrance and turn right in the lot, proceeding to free parking
available on the left side and rear side of the building. Please
Beaglin Park Plaza, Suite 2A
come back to the MAIN Entrance and enter the building there (not Salisbury, MD 21804
the rear entrance). PSI is in Suite 100, the first suite door to your
left. This site is also conveniently located adjacent to an MTA From Rt. 50 E, take 50 Business thru Salisbury. Turn right onto
light rail station, and accessible by MTA bus routes. Beaglin Park Dr. Turn left onto Mt Hermon Road. Take the first
Note: Due to building management requests, please left into Beaglin Park Plaza Complex. Look for Building 2.
DO NOT DISTURB other business neighbors for directions to
PSI's office. From Rt. 13S, take 13 S Norfolk exit. Take 50 Business exit and
turn left onto Beaglin Park Dr. Turn left onto Mt Hermon Rd.
Take the first left into Beaglin Park Plaza Complex. Look for
Building 2.
COLLEGE PARK CENTER:
The Sterling Building From Rt. 13N, take Rt. 50/Salisbury Business exit. Turn left onto
4920 Niagara Road, Suite 211 Beaglin Park Dr. Turn left onto Mt Hermon Rd. Take the first left
College Park, MD 20740 into Beaglin Park Plaza Complex. Look for Building 2.

From I-95 North/Beltway, take Exit 25/Route 1 toward College


REPORTING TO THE TEST CENTER
Park. Continue straight across Route 1 onto Edgewood Road.
Continue to the 4-way stop. Turn left onto Rhode Island Avenue. On the day of the exam, you should arrive at least 30
Turn left at the next road - Niagara Road. The Sterling Building is minutes before your scheduled appointment. This extra
on the right. Park in the appropriately marked spaces. time is for sign-in and identification and to familiarize you
From I-95 South take Exit 25. Stay in the left turn lane and make a with the test process.
left at the next light which is Edgewood Road. Continue to the 4-
way stop. Turn left onto Rhode Island Avenue. Turn left at the
next road - Niagara Road. The Sterling Building is on the right.
Park in the appropriately marked spaces.

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REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION Proctors will also carefully inspect eyeglass frames, tie
You must provide two (2) forms of identification. One tacks, or any other apparel that could be used to
must be a VALID form of government-issued identification harbor a recording device. Proctors will ask to inspect
(Drivers License, State ID, Passport, Military ID) which any such items in candidates pockets.
bears your signature and has your photograph or a If prohibited items are found during check-in,
complete physical description. The second ID must have candidates shall put them in the provided secure
your signature and preprinted legal name. All storage or return these items to their vehicle. PSI will
identification provided must match the name on the not be responsible for the security of any personal
registration form and your education certification. belongings or prohibited items.
Any candidate possessing prohibited items in the
If you cannot provide the required identification, you must examination room shall immediately have his or her
call (800) 733-9267 at least 3 weeks prior to your scheduled test results invalidated, and PSI shall notify the
appointment to arrange a way to meet this security examination sponsor of the occurrence.
requirement. Failure to provide all the required Any candidate seen giving or receiving assistance on an
identification at the time of the examination without examination, found with unauthorized materials, or
notifying PSI is considered a missed appointment and you who violates any security regulations will be asked to
will not be able to take the examination at that time. surrender all examination materials and to leave the
examination center. All such instances will be
SECURITY PROCEDURES reported to the examination sponsor.
Copying or communicating examination content is
The following security procedures will apply during the
violation of a candidates contract with PSI, and
examination:
federal and state law. Either may result in the
Only non-programmable calculators that are silent,
disqualification of examination results and may lead to
battery-operated, do not have paper tape printing
legal action.
capabilities, and do not have a keyboard containing
Once candidates have been seated and the
the alphabet will be permitted.
examination begins, they may leave the examination
Candidates may take only approved items into the
room only to use the restroom, and only after
examination room.
obtaining permission from the proctor. Candidate will
All personal belongings of candidates, with the
not receive extra time to complete the examination.
exception of close-fitting jackets or sweatshirts,
should be placed in the secure storage provided at
each site prior to entering the examination room.
Personal belongings include, but are not limited to,
the following items: TAKING THE EXAMINATION
- Electronic devices of any type, including cellular
/ mobile phones, recording devices, electronic
watches, cameras, pagers, laptop computers,
The examination will be administered via computer. You
tablet computers (e.g., iPads), music players
will be using a mouse and computer keyboard.
(e.g., iPods), smart watches, radios, or electronic
games.
- Bulky or loose clothing or coats that could be IDENTIFICATION SCREEN
used to conceal recording devices or notes,
including coats, shawls, hooded clothing, heavy You will be directed to a semiprivate testing station to take
jackets, or overcoats. the examination. When you are seated at the testing
- Hats or headgear not worn for religious reasons station, you will be prompted to confirm your name,
or as religious apparel, including hats, baseball identification number, and the examination for which you
caps, or visors. are registered.
- Other personal items, including purses,
notebooks, reference or reading material, TUTORIAL
briefcases, backpacks, wallets, pens, pencils,
other writing devices, food, drinks, and good luck Before you start your examination, an introductory tutorial
items. is provided on the computer screen. The time you spend
Person(s) accompanying an examination candidate may on this tutorial, up to 15 minutes, DOES NOT count as part
not wait in the examination center, inside the building of your examination time. Sample questions are included
or on the building's property. This applies to guests of following the tutorial so that you may practice answering
any nature, including drivers, children, friends, family, questions, and reviewing your answers. The Function Bar
colleagues or instructors. at the top of the sample question provides mouse-click
No smoking, eating, or drinking is allowed in the access to the features available while taking the
examination center. examination.
During the check in process, all candidates will be
asked if they possess any prohibited items. Candidates
may also be asked to empty their pockets and turn
them out for the proctor to ensure they are empty.
The proctor may also ask candidates to lift up the ends
of their sleeves and the bottoms of their pant legs to
ensure that notes or recording devices are not being
hidden there.

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LICENSE APPLICATION

LICENSE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who pass the exam will NOT receive any


additional notices from PSI. They will receive further
licensing instructions directly from DLLR.

Questions regarding the license application should be


directed to the State Board of HVACR Contractors at (410)
230-6159. Do not contact PSI.

One question appears on the screen at a time. During the State Board of HVACR Contractors
examination, minutes remaining will be displayed at the top 500 N. Calvert St., Room 201
of the screen and updated as you record your answers. Baltimore, Maryland 21202
NOTE: It is advisable to keep these instructions for future
IMPORTANT: After you have entered your responses, you reference, along with copies of your application and other
will later be able to return to any question(s) and change related documents.
your response, provided the examination time has not run
out or you have not ended your examination. Please follow the instructions in this section carefully.

SCORE REPORTING FILLING OUT THE EXAMINATION REGISTRATION FORM


Your passing or failing indication will appear immediately on Be sure that the registration form is complete, accurate,
the computer screen at the end of your test. Exam results and signed, and that you include all attachments and the
are confidential and will be revealed only to you and the correct fee. Detailed instructions on completing the form
Board/Department. A passing grade of 70 points is required are provided below. Improperly completed forms will be
to qualify for licensure. returned to you unprocessed.

Passing candidates will receive notification from DLLR.


1. Legal Name -- Print your name in the boxes provided,
Failing candidates will receive score reports and another
using one box per letter. If your name is longer than the
registration form to retake the exam. Examination fees are
boxes allow, print as many letters as possible.
valid for one examination only. YOU MAY NOT TAKE THE
EXAMINATION MORE OFTEN THAN EVERY 60 DAYS.
2. Social Security Number -- Print only one number per
box.
EXAMINATION REVIEW
3. Mailing Address -- Print only one letter or number per
Failing candidates will have the option of reviewing their box. Do not include punctuation marks; leave blank
examinations in a secure environment. Requests for an spaces to show spaces. All information will be sent to
Examination Review must be made within 15-days after their the address you provide here. Do not use a PO Box
examination. Candidates will be provided with a copy of the unless it is accompanied by a rural delivery route
incorrectly answered questions in the examination, along number. Indicate home or work address with an "X."
with the candidate's answer. The candidate will have the
opportunity to write down any matter that he/she wishes to 4. Telephone Numbers -- Please provide your Home
bring to the Board's attention. The candidate's notes, (Evening) phone number and your Office (Daytime)
together with a copy of the item, will be submitted directly phone number (including area codes).
to the Board. The Board will review the candidate's 5. Birth Date -- Provide your date of birth (e.g., "06-01-50"
comments and make a determination as to the validity of the for June 1, 1950).
candidate's comments.
6. Email Address - Please provide your email address on
Standard examination security practices will be followed the line provided.
throughout this procedure. You may not take any notes out
of the review sessions. Call the (800) 733-9267 for details. 7. State Registration No. -- If you are already licensed by
the state of MD to provide HVACR services, please
indicate the number that was assigned to you. If this is
DUPLICATE SCORE REPORTS the first HVACR license you are applying for in the State
You may request a duplicate score report after your of MD, please leave this section blank. The state
examination by emailing scorereport@psionline.com or by Registration number is assigned by DLLR.
calling 800-733-9267. 8. License Type -- Place an "X" in the box indicating the
exam for which you are registering.

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9. Test Fee -- Indicate the appropriate registration fee for
the exam that applies to you. Do not forget to fill out
the credit card information below if you are paying with
Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
10. Reasonable Accommodation Request and Out of
State Testing Form - Applicants with disabilities or
those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the
exam must specify the alternative arrangement
requested and complete the form on page 20.
Applicants who live outside of Maryland and want to
take the exam in another state should check yes and
complete the form on page 20.
11. Required Information -- All applicants must answer all
questions by indicating either "yes" or "no" with an "X."
12. Affidavit and Signature -- All applicants are required to
read the affidavit, then sign and date the application.
The application is not complete and will not be
accepted if it is submitted without your signature.

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MARYLAND HVACR EXAMINATION
REGISTRATION FORM

1. Legal Name:
Last Name Generation
(e.g., Jr. III)

First Name Middle Name (if none, enter NMN)

2. Social Security: - - (FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY)

3. Mailing Address:
Number, Street Apt/Ste

-
City State Zip Code

4. Telephone: Home - Office -

5. Birth Date: - -
M M D D Y Y

6. Email: ____________________________________________@________________________________

7. State Registration No. To be assigned by PSI or The Maryland DLLR


Category Registration No.

8. License Type (please check one) Fees


Master Contractor $150
Master Restricted Air Conditioning $50
Master Restricted Forced Air $50
Master Restricted Hydronic $50
Master Restricted Refrigeration $50
Master Restricted Ventilation $50
Limited Contractor $150
Journeyman $150
Journeyman Restricted Air Conditioning $50
Journeyman Restricted Forced Air $50
Journeyman Restricted Hydronic $50
Journeyman Restricted Refrigeration $50
Journeyman Restricted Ventilation $50

PLEASE CONTINUE TO THE NEXT PAGE

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9. Payment:
Fees may be paid by money order, certified check, cashiers check, personal check or company check. Make your money order,
certified check, cashiers check, personal check or company check payable to PSI and print your name and Social Security
Number on it. Cash is not accepted. EXAMINATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE AND ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.

Check one: VISA MasterCard American Express Discover

Card No: ______________________________________________________ Exp. Date: ________________________________


The card verification number may be located on the back of the card (the last
Card Verification No: ______________ three digits on the signature strip) or on the front of the card (the four digits
to the right and above the card account number).

Billing Street Address: _________________________________________________________ Billing Zip Code: __________________

Cardholder Name (Print): _____________________________________________ Signature: ___________________________________

10. Special Testing Arrangement Requests: I am enclosing a Special Arrangement Request Form with required documentation.
Yes No
11. Required Information:
ALL candidates must complete the following questions by answering YES or NO to each:
Yes No
I am 18 years of age or older.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in any State or Federal Court?
Have you ever had this type of license, certificate, registration or permit denied, suspended,
or revoked by Maryland or any other jurisdiction?

12. Affidavit/Signature
If the address of this registration is not within the State of Maryland, I do hereby irrevocably consent that suits and actions may be commenced
against me in the proper courts of the State of Maryland as required by the Maryland Annotated Code. I hereby certify that the information
provided on both sides of this registration is true and correct and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation may rely on its
truthfulness in considering this registration, and that this registration is signed and sworn to under penalty of perjury.

Sign Here _____________________________________ _________________________________


Signature of Applicant Date

Complete and submit this form to:


PSI: ATTN: Examination Registration MD HVAC
3210 E Tropicana ** Las Vegas, NV 89121 ** www.psiexams.com
Fax (702) 932-2666 * (800) 733-9267 * TTY (800) 735-2929

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REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
OR OUT-OF-STATE TESTING REQUEST

All examination centers are equipped to provide access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of
1990. Applicants with disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the examination may request
reasonable accommodation.

Candidates who wish to request reasonable accommodation because of a disability should fax this form and supporting
documentation to PSI at (702) 932-2666.

Requirements for reasonable accommodation requests:

You are required to submit documentation from the medical authority or learning institution that rendered a diagnosis.
Verification must be submitted to PSI on the letterhead stationery of the authority or specialist and include the following:

Description of the disability and limitations related to testing


Recommended accommodation/modification
Name, title and telephone number of the medical authority or specialist
Original signature of the medical authority or specialist

Date: __________________________ Social Security or ID#: __________________________________________

Legal Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________


Last Name First Name

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Street City, State, Zip Code

Telephone: (___________) __________ - _______________ (___________) __________ - _______________


Home Work

Email Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Check any reasonable accommodations you require (requests must concur with documentation submitted):

Reader (as accommodation for visual impairment Extended time


or learning disability) (Additional time requested:______________)

Large-print written examination Other____________________________________

*Out-of-State Testing Request (this request does not ____________________________________


require additional documentation)

Site requested:________________________________
*You may mail your out-of-state request to: OutofStateRequest@psionline.com

Complete and fax this form, along with supporting documentation, to (702) 932-2666. You may also email this
form to csrreasonableaccommodations@psionline.com.
After 4 business days, please call (800) 367-1565 x6750 and leave a voice message.
PSI Accommodations will call you back to schedule the examination within 48 hours.

DO NOT SCHEDULE YOUR EXAMINATION UNTIL THIS DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN


RECEIVED AND PROCESSED BY PSI ACCOMMODATIONS.

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PSI ONLINE STORE

To place an order for one or more of the following items listed, you may:

Order online at www.psionlinestore.com

Call the PSI Online store toll-free at (866) 589-3088

Note: prices are available online at www.psionlinestore.com

International Mechanical Code

29 CFR Part 1926 Selections

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Please note: Inventory and pricing subject to change without notice.

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PSI licensure:certification
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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