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    Licenses in the trade

    Seems like every guy in the field knows someone who will pull a permit or use someone's license. I want to see if someone knows the facts. I have heard it all.

    What level work can a HVAC journeyman perform?

    What level of work can a technician perform with a HVAC Masters License, and a HVAC limited License?

    Do you need to be a Master Gasfitter to install a furnace?
    -Therefore to do a furnace installation to you need a Master HVAC license and a Master Gasfitter?

    Do you need to have a Master plumbing license to install a steam boiler?

    I know this all may very state to state, we tend to work in the DMV.

    Finally what do I need to get a journeyman in MD and Va.

    Reciprocity in DC to MD and Va

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    Might want to apply for PRO status... lots more info behind the pro door.

    And you might want to post your state... lots of this is state by state laws.
    GA-HVAC-Tech

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    In Florida we have "registered" contractors and "certified" contractors. Registered is local and certified is state wide. Within the HVAC trade there are several licenses:
    CA and RA - A "class A air-conditioning contractor" means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems. Class A Contractors may also execute contracts requiring experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, fabrication, alteration, extension or design of duct work in connection with a complete system but only to the extent that such duct work is performed by the contractor as is necessary to complete an air-distribution system, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection with them. A "class A air-conditioning contractor" shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

    CA and RA - A "class B air-conditioning contractor" means a contractor whose services are limited to 25 tons of cooling and 500,000 BTU of heating in any one system in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system. A "class B air-conditioning contractor" shall not perform any work such as liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters, or electrical power wiring.

    CA and RA - A "class C air-conditioning contractor" means a contractor whose business is limited to the servicing of air-conditioning, heating, or refrigeration systems, including any duct cleaning and equipment sanitizing which requires at least a partial disassembling of the system, and whose certification or registration, issued pursuant to this part, was valid on October 1, 1988. NOTE: No person not previously registered or certified as a "class C air-conditioning contractor" as of October 1, 1988, shall be so registered or certified after October 1, 1988.

    CM and RM - A "mechanical contractor" means a contractor whose services are unlimited in the execution of contracts requiring the experience, knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, fabricate, alter, extend, or design central air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating systems, including duct work in connection with a complete system. A "mechanical contractor" shall not perform work that involves potable water lines or connections, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters or electrical power wiring.
    Without a license you aren't allowed to enter into a contract to perform work or accept money from a customer for technical work in the trade, or advertise services for sale. "Journeyman" is more of an honorific here and unless connected with a trade union doesn't carry any weight or convey verifiable status.

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