Find HVAC exam resources such as HVAC practice tests, HVAC study guides, courses, test tips and more. HVAC technicians are required to take an exam in certain states for licensure.  Even if a state does not require a license to work in the field of HVACR, many technicians get certified through a professional organization. HVAC certification ensures prospective employers and customers that a technician is knowledgeable, trained and professional.
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HVAC Practice Test
HVAC Practice Test
Location Type: Online

Organization: Tests.com
Address: USA
A Complete 300 Question HVAC Practice Test Kit including: an online flash card study system, testing tips and HVAC certification exam review. The kit includes both instant access formats: Online Interactive and PDF/eBook format. 39.95
HVAC Practice Test
HVAC Practice Test
Location Type: Online

Organization: Tests.com
Address: USA
Take a free practice test to see how prepared you are for an HVAC certification exam. Free
HVAC Certifications
HVAC Certifications
Location: Washington DC DC

Organization: HVAC Excellence
Address: 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC USA DC 20006
HVAC Excellence
With 150,000 and growing, HVAC Excellence is the largest provider of certifications in the HVACR industry. Highlights: Technician Certifications; Professional Level Certifications; Master Specialist Hands On Certifications; Employment Ready Certifications; Employment Ready Certifications; and Educator Certifications... Which type of certification is right for you?
DeWalt HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide
DeWalt HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide
Email: trainingzoom@bellsouth.net
Phone: 888-538-5383

Organization: 123Supply.com - The Training Source
Address: 11216 Professional Park Drive, Louisville USA KY 40291
Phone: 888-538-5383
Fax: 502-762-0067
123Supply.com - The Training Source
DeWalt HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide $49.00
Air Conditioning (HVAC) Exam Study Guide
Air Conditioning (HVAC) Exam Study Guide
Email: Seminars@SCExams.com
Phone: 866-772-9596

Organization: Contractors Seminars, INC.
Address: 1807-D Bush River Road, Columbia USA SC 29210
Phone: 866-772-9596
Description: Air Conditioning (HVAC) Exam Study Guide
Contractors Seminars, INC.
Air Conditioning (HVAC) Exam Study Guide $100.00
HVAC Licensing Study Guide
HVAC Licensing Study Guide
Email: steve@lamabooks.com
Phone: 888-452-6244

Organization: Lama Books
Address: 2381 Sleepy Hollow Ave, Hayward CA 94545-3429
Phone: 888-452-6244
Fax: 510-785-1099
Description: Online Store
Lama Books
Lama Books Online: Certification & Licensing Exams $40.95
HVAC Course
HVAC Course
Location: Indianapolis IN
Phone: 317.255.7937

Organization: D.J. Lynch & Associates
Address: 1904 East 66th Street, Indianapolis IN 46220
Phone: 317-255-7937
D.J. Lynch & Associates
HVAC courses and practice exams
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Location: Baltimore MD
Phone: 866-879-9542

Organization: Baltimore Career Training
Address: 2200 Broening Hwy, Ste. 160, Baltimore USA MD 21224
Phone: 866-879-9568
Description: Are you looking for HVAC training in Baltimore? Learn about the HVAC program available at Baltimore Career Training.
Baltimore Career Training
HVAC Training In Baltimore - Baltimore HVAC School - BCT
(C-20) Heating, Ventilating and A/C Study Guide
(C-20) Heating, Ventilating and A/C Study Guide
Email: support@contractorlicenseexam.com
Phone: 800-680-0812

Organization: Contractor License Exam
Address: 1936 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Wesley Chapel FL 33543
Phone: 800-680-0812
Fax: 734-943-5989
Contractor License Exam
CBT - (C-20) Heating, Ventilating and A/C Study Guide $ 99.95
HVAC Technician
HVAC Technician
Email: support@gatlineducation.com

Organization: The eLearning Center
Address: 109 East 3rd Street, Forth Worth TX 34240
Fax: 773-253-5224
The eLearning Center
HVAC Technician $ 3095.00
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HVAC Certification Review

There are several organizations that offer certification to HVACR technicians. These organizations require candidates to pass exams to earn certification. To become certified, a candidate typically has to have at least 1 year of installation experience and 2 years of maintenance and repair experience. 

No matter what exam you take, there are certain things which will help you be better prepared. To start with, you should create a study plan and follow it. Ideally you will start studying at least a couple months ahead of time. Even experienced HVACR technicians can fail a written exam so it is critical that you create and follow a plan. Your plan should begin months before the test and should continue to the day of the test.

Most HVAC Excellence exams require a 70% score to pass. The results are reported with a percentage correct, as well as with a determination of pass/fail. Test-takers who take a computer-based test get their results immediately upon finishing the exam. Those who take a paper/pencil formatted test will receive their results in the mail five to seven business days after the exam. If one fails the exam, there are no restrictions on retaking the exam.

With about 6 times more certifications awarded than any other certifying body, the rest of this review will focus on HVAC Excellence.

About HVAC Excellence Certifications
An HVAC Excellence certification is an aid in identifying the scope and level of a technician's competency. Certifications available through HVAC Excellence include employment ready certifications, professional level certifications and master specialist certifications.
Employment ready certifications are utilized by schools, utilities, apprenticeship programs, corporate trainers, contractors and wholesalers in their evaluation processes. For example, a training program or apprenticeship program may use an HVAC Excellence employment ready certification exam to determine if a student in its program has the knowledge necessary to graduate. They are also used by technicians to show employers that one has the skills necessary for employment or advancement. To earn an employment ready certification, a candidate must pass a written series of discipline specific exams.
Professional level certifications are earned through taking and passing written exams where experienced technicians can demonstrate their knowledge. A technician must have two or more years of documented field experience to take a professional level certification exam. The candidate must also pass a Core exam with most specialty exams. The exams are given in both a paper and online format.
The master specialist certification is the highest credential available through HVAC Excellence. To obtain the master level certification, a technician must demonstrate competency through a hands-on and written exam. To be eligible for participation in a Master Specialist exam, one must hold a Professional Level certification and have 3 years of field experience.
Certifications by Technical Specialty Area:
• Residential Air Conditioning
• Light Commercial Air Conditioning
• Light Commercial Refrigeration
• Heat Pump Service
• Heat Pump Installer
• Gas Heat
• Electric Heat
• Residential Heal Load Calculation
• Residential & Light Commercial Hydronic Heat
• Carbon Monoxide Inspection
• Combustion Analysis
• Universal R-410A
• Green Awareness