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    ga restricted license

    How do I study for manual J and D? I got the manuals but there like greek to me.

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    Excerpt from the GA secretary of state application:

    All examination applicants must include a copy of a certificate of a Board approved
    heat loss & gain & duct design course from a board approved provider OR show they
    have completed ACT107 on a school transcript from a Georgia vocational/technical
    school.
    Class II (non-restricted) applicants must provide proof of having completed a
    board approved course for Manuals N&Q or Carrier Design 1,2,3. See separate list
    of course providers.

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    Does Georgia have an Open Book test? I'd suggest finding a Tutor or go to a Contractors Exam School. A little help is good but you should be able to do the Load calculations. I know there's a bunch of charts in both books and they look to be worse than they are. Here in SC on the Contractors Exam you have to identify a bunch of duct parts we have some heat load questions but not an entire Manual J calculation.

    On the Exams in SC in a multiple choice answer that's numeric, (a. 10, b. 37.5, c. 375, d. 12.5) in most all cases eliminating the High and the Low (c.375 & a.10) will increase your odds on totally guessing the correct answer.

    And... How many times can you Fail the exam in Georgia? Go take the exam to see what's on it (if you don't have restrictions on retaking the exam).
    Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...

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    ga. restricted license

    You must have a certificate from a certified instructor showing that you have sucessfully completed the required course: "Manual J & D Residential Load Calculation and Duct Design." Without it you will not be allowed to take the test for restricted license.

    Contact: Denny Varnadoe, D & M HVAC CONSULTANTS, INC., Phone: 912-267-0086. He is a very qualified instructor. Thats how I received my certificate. More importantly, he gave me an understanding of duct design and load caculation!

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    Home Energy Partners offers an at-your-own-pace online Manual-J, S, D, & T training. This online class is taught by an ACCA-certified EPIC instructor. Here's a link to their site: http://homeenergypartners.com/training/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dock View Post
    You must have a certificate from a certified instructor showing that you have sucessfully completed the required course: "Manual J & D Residential Load Calculation and Duct Design." Without it you will not be allowed to take the test for restricted license.

    Contact: Denny Varnadoe, D & M HVAC CONSULTANTS, INC., Phone: 912-267-0086. He is a very qualified instructor. Thats how I received my certificate. More importantly, he gave me an understanding of duct design and load caculation!
    I went through his course too and it was awesome. Highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dock View Post
    You must have a certificate from a certified instructor showing that you have sucessfully completed the required course: "Manual J & D Residential Load Calculation and Duct Design." Without it you will not be allowed to take the test for restricted license.

    Contact: Denny Varnadoe, D & M HVAC CONSULTANTS, INC., Phone: 912-267-0086. He is a very qualified instructor. Thats how I received my certificate. More importantly, he gave me an understanding of duct design and load caculation!
    Agreed! I also took this class before Denny took over from Buck. It teaches you how to use the books and find the answers. Well worth it, I passed the unrestricted test with a 90 on the first try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacSavage View Post
    Home Energy Partners offers an at-your-own-pace online Manual-J, S, D, & T training. This online class is taught by an ACCA-certified EPIC instructor. Here's a link to their site: http://homeenergypartners.com/training/
    That my friend will cost you way to much IMO. Taking a course locally is the way to go and costs a lot less. If you live near Atlanta there are several courses offered and will not kill your savings to go to them. I'm sure the one that dock and Ken suggested would be great. Thank you very much
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    Several years back I went to a course by Hugh Cole. It was offered around Gwinnett area. He does the manual J, manual D, and an exam prep.

    Great investment and very good teacher.

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    Second Hugh Cole. If he is still doing it you won't find a more knowledgeable teacher and all around great guy. When I took the test the difference between restricted and non restricted was four questions. Not worth not going full unrestricted. They gutted the test and took out most needed technical info to make sure you can pay taxes correctly. More questions on tax code than anything else.

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    what are the prerequisites to take the test for georiga

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidj001 View Post
    what are the prerequisites to take the test for georiga
    Look it up here. Been to many years ago since I filed for a Conditioned Air Contractor's licence. Check it out for your self.

    http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=45
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    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
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