|(a) To obtain an air conditioning and refrigeration
technician certification, an applicant must:
(1) be at least 18 years old at the time of application;
(2) submit a completed application on a department-approved
(3) at the time of application, have either:
(A) completed a department-accepted or approved certification
training program within the previous 48 months; or
(B) performed 24 months of air conditioning and refrigeration-related
(i) under the supervision of a licensed air conditioning
and refrigeration contractor; or
(ii) as part of the applicant's military occupational
specialty within the armed forces of the United States;
(4) pass the examination;
(5) submit the required fees; and
(6) complete all requirements, including passing the
exam, within one year of the date the application is filed.
(b) An applicant must submit the proper documentation
as prescribed by the department to receive credit for the claimed
amount and type of classroom instruction and practical experience.
(c) An applicant who receives a certification pursuant
to this section may use the designation "certified technician."
(d) A certification issued under this section expires
on the first anniversary of the date of issuance.