Reason for Credential: Pursuant to s. 101.178 (3), Stats., an individual may obtain in accordance with this section an HVAC qualifier certification from the department relative to the business of installing or servicing heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment. A person or entity who utilizes a person who holds an HVAC qualifier certification under this section shall be deemed to be certified and pursuant to s. 101.178 (3) (c), Stats., may not be required to obtain a local certification, license or other
approval in order to engage in the business of installing or servicing heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment. The scope of the required examination will include questions covering heat loss, code ventilation requirements, fuel-fired equipment, combustion air, appliance venting, sheet metal, boilers and piping, air conditioning and refrigeration, electric heat, wood heat, gas piping, equipment efficiencies and insulation.
Requirements of Credential: A person who holds the credential shall carry on his or her person the credential issued by the department while performing or conducting the activity or activities permitted under the credential.
Qualifications for Examination: A person applying for an HVAC qualifier certification examination shall have completed:
- At least 1000 hours per year for at least 4 years of experience in supervising or performing the design, installation, servicing or maintenance of HVAC systems or equipment; or
- At least 4 years of attendance in a school of mechanical engineering or in an accredited college, university, or technical, vocational or apprenticeship school in an HVAC-related program; or
- Any combination of 4 years of experience recognized under par. (a) and education recognized under par. (b).