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TITLE 16 ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 75AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTOR LICENSE LAW
RULE §75.20Licensing Requirements--Application and Experience Requirements
ISSUE 09/05/2003
ACTION Proposed
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)An applicant shall submit a complete application and appropriate fees. An applicant must 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 experience with the tools of the trade must furnish a copy of:

  (1)a transcript or diploma showing a degree in air conditioning engineering, refrigeration engineering, or mechanical engineering;

  (2)a transcript, certificate or diploma in a course emphasizing hands-on training with the tools of the trade; or

  (3)transcript of courses taken without earning a certificate or diploma emphasizing hands-on training with the tools of the trade. Transcripts must be from schools authorized or approved by the Texas Workforce Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Coordinating Board of the Texas College & University System, or other organizations recognized by the Department. Credit will be allowed at the rate of one month credit for every two months of completed training. Thirty semester hours are equivalent to six months credit of experience. For schools issuing certificates based on classroom hours, fifteen lecture hours are equivalent to one semester hour and 30 lab hours are equivalent to one semester hour.

(c)Obtaining a license by fraud or false representation is grounds for revocation, license denial, or other [an] administrative sanction and/or penalty.

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 August 25, 2003

TRD-200305518

William H. Kuntz, Jr.

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Earliest possible date of adoption: October 5, 2003

For further information, please call: (512) 463-7348



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