Title
HVAC/R Licensing and Testing Requirements Study
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published September 2005 
Publication Number 05-12 
Mandate
JLARC-Sponsored study
Online Availability

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Abstract
This JLARC-sponsored study describes current licensing, certification, and testing requirements; maps out recent changes in state HVAC/R regulation; and compares HVAC/R certification requirements and other professions within Washington and with other states.  The report’s recommendations cover four areas:  1) certification requirements, 2) methodology for determining training requirements, 3) certification of other aspects of HVAC/R work; and 4) whether the Legislature wishes to revisit the current composition of the state’s Electrical Board to more broadly represent regulated entities with knowledge of trade-specific equipment.
Author(s)
Keenan Konopaski, Analyst
Ruta Fanning, Project Supervisor
Print Availability Request hard copy from the JLARC Publications Officer
Number of Pages 40 
Keywords Licensing, Department of Licensing, DOL, heating, air conditioning, ventilation 
Category Labor/Workforce Development