- License Renewal and Exam Information
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- Pay Penalties Online
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- ACR Contractor Exam Information
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The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program regulates contractors who install, repair, or maintain systems related to air conditioning, refrigeration, or heating. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) would like to remind the owners of homes and businesses that contracting with an unlicensed individual for air conditioning and heating repairs can be hazardous.
For information regarding air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, e-mail us at email@example.com
Military Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses - For more information about using military experience, service, training or education or about applying as a military spouse please go to the Military FAQs page.
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board met February 26 in Austin. The agenda is available online. The meeting was archived and is available for viewing via RealPlayer.
TDLR amended the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACR) administrative rules on November 21, 2013, to implement changes in the ACR law created by Senate Bill 383, authored by Sen. John Carona and enacted into law in 2013 by the 83rd Texas Legislature.
The amended ACR rules took effect on January 1, 2014, and include a repeal of air conditioning refrigerant sales regulation by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), including the state certificate of registration to purchase refrigerants. Senate Bill 383 and its related TDLR rules changes will remove overlapping federal and state regulatory requirements regarding refrigerant sales since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does and will continue to regulate these sales based on federal law. Senate Bill 383 was a statutory change recommended by TDLR in its 2013-2017 Strategic Plan, entitled “Smaller, Smarter Government” to reflect the agency’s vision to reduce regulatory burdens on licensees and consumers.Changes were also made to the continuing education rule requirements for air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, lowering the number of hours of instruction in state laws and rules required annually from two to one, effective with licenses that expire on or after June 1, 2014. The total number of continuing education hours required annually will remain at eight hours.
For more information about the TDLR Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program contact TDLR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-803-9202. Also, you can sign up to receive TDLR Email Updates to be notified about any further changes or updates to the ACR Program.
Vacancies on Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board -
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) announces two vacancies on the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board (Board) established by Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1302, Subchapter E. The pertinent rules may be found in 16 Texas Administrative Code §75.65. The purpose of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) in adopting rules, administering and enforcing this chapter, and setting fees.
The Board is composed of nine members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission’s approval. The Board consists of one official of a municipality with a population of more than 250,000; one official of a municipality with a population of not more than 250,000; five full-time licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, as follows: one member who holds a Class A license and practices in a municipality with a population of more than 250,000; one member who holds a Class B license and practices in a municipality with a population of more than 250,000; one member who holds a Class A license and practices in a municipality with a population of more than 25,000 but not more than 250,000; one member who holds a Class B license and practices in a municipality with a population of not more than 25,000; one member who holds a license of any classification under this chapter, is principally engaged in air conditioning and refrigeration contracting, and practices in a municipality; one must be a building contractor who is principally engaged in home construction and is a member of a statewide building trade association; and one public member. At least one appointed Board member must be an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor who employs organized labor. The executive director and the chief administrator of this chapter serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the Board. Members serve staggered six-year terms. The terms of two appointed members expire on February 1 of each odd-numbered year.
This announcement is for (1) a member who holds a license of any classification under this chapter, is principally engaged in air conditioning and refrigeration contracting, and practices in a municipality; and (2) a building contractor who is principally engaged in home construction and is a member of a statewide building trade association.
Interested persons should submit an application on the Department website. Applicants can also request an application from the Department by telephone (800-803-9202), fax (512-475-2874) or email (email@example.com).
Applicants may be asked to appear for an interview; however, any required travel for an interview would be at the applicant's expense.
Read about the November 1, 2012 Changes to ACR Eligibility Requirements
Keep your address current with TDLR
Survey Questionnaires for Municipal Air Conditioning Requirements - the data received from this questionnaire has been posted to show the requirements of the cities and municipalities throughout the state. We encourage you to see if you are on our list (29kb PDF).
If you have not provided the agency with your local air conditioning and refrigeration requirements, download the questionnaire here, complete the form, and forward the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.