Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors
Want to Help Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors with Harvey Recovery?
TDLR offers two paths for out-of-state Air Conditioning and Refrigeration personnel to assist with the Harvey recovery efforts in Texas:
1. Experienced ACR Technicians may quickly and easily obtain an ACR Technician Registration online. Once an ACR Technician Registration is obtained, you may coordinate with a Texas licensed ACR Contractor and immediately begin performing ACR work in Texas. Apply for Technician Registration online.
2. Texas currently has reciprocal ACR Contractor licensing agreements with two states, South Carolina and Georgia. TDLR will fast-track reciprocal license applications from those states, so that qualified applicants wanting to assist with the Harvey recovery efforts may quickly obtain a reciprocal license and begin performing ACR work in Texas. More information on how to apply by reciprocity.
Important Notice Regarding Examinations
AUGUST 28, 2017
Due to severe weather, several PSI examination centers in Texas are temporarily closed. If your scheduled examination is postponed due to the closure of an examination center, PSI will attempt to contact you to reschedule it. You may also check the status of your scheduled examination by calling 800-733-9267. For more information, please visit the PSI web site.
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Military Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses - For more information about obtaining a TDLR license or renewing a TDLR license that expired while serving on active duty, please go to the Military Outreach home page.
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program regulates contractors who install, repair, or maintain systems related to air conditioning, refrigeration, or heating.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) would like to remind the owners of homes and businesses that contracting with an unlicensed individual for air conditioning and heating repairs can be hazardous. For information regarding air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, e-mail us at CS.Air.Conditioning@tdlr.texas.gov.
Re-Establishing Electrical Power After Harvey
Establishing electrical power to equipment and appliances (air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, freezers, etc.) after a major flooding incident can present many health and safety risks. Here is some helpful information to review:
- NEMA: Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment (PDF)
- Electrical Safety Foundation International: Flood Safety (PDF)
Always remember to hire a licensed Texas electrical contractor. Search for licensed electrical contractors in your area.
Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Rules
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to an existing rule regarding the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75, §75.110). The adoption justification is available on TDLR’s web site and the updated rule chapter will be made available upon its effective date of September 15, 2017.
Advisory Board Meetings
Advisory Board Meeting - October 25, 2017
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the 1st Floor Public Meeting Room of TDLR's North Campus Building, located at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 125E, in Austin. When the agenda and staff reports are available, they will be posted online. The meeting will be broadcast on TDLR's YouTube channel.
Past Meeting - July 25, 2017
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board met July 25, 2017 in Austin. The agenda and staff reports are online. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel.
Unlicensed Contractors Busted in Sting
January 06, 2017 - The scene for the sting was a large warehouse on the west side of Houston. The building was nondescript but that's just how the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation wanted it. KHOU has the full report.