See license requirements before
taking the examination.
PSI Examination Services
100 West Broadway, Suite 1100
Glendale, CA 91210-1202
Before an individual can take an examination for licensure as Master,
Master Restricted, Limited Contractor or a Journeyman, an
application must be filed the Board. The Board will review
the application to determine which examination the applicant
qualifies. Once an individual is approved, the individual's
name is forwarded to the Board examination vendor, PSI,
Inc. PSI will then send the applicant information to register to take the examination.
Examinations for individuals applying for licenses are
conducted by PSI, Inc. on a daily basis in Baltimore, College
Park, Hagerstown, and Salisbury. Individual's who have already
been approved to take an HVACR examination should contact
PSI at 1 800-733-9267 for an examination information packet
which contains date, times and locations of PSI's testing centers.
Waiver of Examination
An applicant may qualify for a HVAC license without having
to take an examination if the applicant person a meets any of the following conditions:
Apprentice – No examination required for entry
Online apprentice license application.
- Holds an apprentice license for three years; and
- Graduate of an apprenticeship program approved by the
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council.
The HVACR law permits individuals who have heating, ventilation, air conditioning
and refrigeration licenses in other states* to apply for
a Maryland license. Reciprocal licensing is permissible
if the state and the Maryland HVACR Board have entered into
a reciprocal agreement and the individual:
- meets the qualifications of Maryland's HVACR law;
- holds an active license in good standing in the other state;
- holds a license that is equivalent to the Maryland HVACR license; and
- became licensed in the other state after meeting, in that state, requirements
for licensure that are at least equivalent to the licensing
requirements of this State, including the number of years
of work experience required by the Maryland law.
*The Board currently has reciprocal agreements with Delaware and Virginia.