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TITLE 16 ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 75AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION
RULE §75.20Contractor Licensing Requirements--Application and Experience Requirements
ISSUE 11/25/2011
ACTION Proposed
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

[(a)]To obtain a contractor license, an applicant must:

  (1)submit a completed application on a department-approved form;

  (2)have the requisite amount of experience as prescribed under Texas Occupations Code §1302.255 based on the date the application is filed with the department [at least 36 months of practical experience with the tools of the trade in the preceding five years];

  (3)pass the examination;

  (4)submit the required fees; [and]

   (5)submit proof of insurance as prescribed under §75.40; and

  (6)[(5)] complete all requirements, including passing the exam, within one year of the date the application is filed.

[(b)An applicant who uses credit for air conditioning and refrigeration courses to fulfill up to two years of the required 36 months of practical experience with the tools of the trade must furnish a copy of a transcript or diploma showing a degree in air conditioning engineering, refrigeration engineering, or mechanical engineering from an institution of higher education whose program is approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers for the purpose of licensing engineers.]

This agency hereby certifies that the proposal has been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be within the agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 14, 2011

TRD-201104954

William H. Kuntz, Jr.

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Earliest possible date of adoption: December 25, 2011

For further information, please call: (512) 463-5386



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