Nevada HVAC Technician License Requirements

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We found the following HVAC Technician requirements for Nevada.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Plumbing and Heating Contractor (C1)

Applicants must: 

  • Have four years of experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor in the specific classification in which he/she is applying.  The experience must have been obtained within the preceding 10 years.  Training received at an accredited college or university may be used to satisfy a portion of the required experience. 
  • Prove financial responsibility (the board determines the amount of the bond that will be required.) 
  • Possess good character and provide 4 reference certificates from individuals with firsthand knowledge of the applicant's experience. 
  • Pass the Contractors Management Survey (CMS) exam. 
  • Pass the applicable trade exam, if required for the specific license. 
  • Exams are given daily in Las Vegas, on various days in Reno, and on a limited basis in Elko.

Sub classifications in this license category include: boilers; fire sprinklers; insulation of pipes and ducts; plumbing; sheet metal; heating, cooling, and circulating air; landscape irrigation; pipes and vents for gas; water heaters; solar water and space heating; chilled-water piping. 

Fees may be subject to change. Fees are:  initial application--$300; initial license and biennial renewal--$600; Residential Recovery Fund Assessment (for residential contractors only) based upon monetary license limit--$200 - $1,000; CMS and Trade exam: exam provider sets the fee.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

State Contractors' Board
9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Reno, NV 89521
(775) 688-1141

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractor (C21)

Applicants must: 

  • Have four years of experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor in the specific classification in which he/she is applying.  The experience must have been obtained within the preceding 10 years.  Training received at an accredited college or university may be used to satisfy a portion of the required experience. 
  • Prove financial responsibility (the board determines the amount of the bond that will be required.) 
  • Possess good character and provide 4 reference certificates from individuals with firsthand knowledge of the applicant's experience. 
  • Pass the Contractors Management Survey (CMS) exam. 
  • Pass the applicable trade exam, if required for the specific license. 
  • Exams are given daily in Las Vegas, on various days in Reno, and on a limited basis in Elko. 

Sub classifications in this license category include: refrigeration; air conditioning; sheet metal; maintenance; solar air conditioning; chilled water; piping for hot water. 

Fees may be subject to change. Fees are:  initial application--$300; initial license and biennial renewal--$600; Residential Recovery Fund Assessment (for residential contractors only) based upon monetary license limit--$200 - $1,000; CMS and Trade exam: exam provider sets the fee.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: Undetermined

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

State Contractors' Board
9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Reno, NV 89521
(775) 688-1141

Medical Gas Installer

Medical Gas Installers must have a certificate of registration.  Visit the Fire Marshal's Office website for more information. 
Fees may be subject to change.  Fees are:  certificate -- $71.50; renewal -- $33.00.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Nevada State Fire Marshal
107 Jacobsen Way
Carson City, NV 89701
​​​​​​​(775) 684-7500

 

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