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Air Conditioning Contractor (Class B)

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Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Pre-Installation 15
Sheet Metal Ducts 10
Installation of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems 25
Installation of Refrigeration and HVAC Equipment Components 15
Maintenance Analysis of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems 10
Maintenance Service of Refrigeration and HVAC Systems 15
Safety and Equipment 10

Total Number of Test Questions: 80
The state of Florida also requires that you take and pass a written Contractor's Business and Financial Management
exam for this trade.

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2002, Billy Langley. Buy at Amazon
2. OSHA (29 CFR 1926) Labor, 2015, MANCOMM. Buy from Publisher
3. Contractor's Manual, 2013 (includes 2012 Circular E), Association of Builders and Contractors Institute. Buy from Publisher
4. Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, 1967, Forrest R. Lindsey. Buy at Amazon
5. NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Systems, 2015, NFPA. NFPA Link
6. NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2015, NFPA. NFPA Link
7. NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2008, NFPA. NFPA Link
8. Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards, 7th Edition, 2003, SMACNA. Buy at Amazon
9. HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible, 3rd Edition, 2005, SMACNA. Buy at Amazon
10. Energy Systems Analysis and Management, 2nd Edition, 2014, SMACNA. Buy at Amazon
11. Trane Air Conditioning Manual, 6th Edition (70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd printing with errata through 6/03 or 74th printing), The Trane Company. Buy at Amazon
12. Trade Ductulator, 1976 or later, The Trane Company. Buy at Amazon
13. Trane Reciprocating Refrigeration Manual, 67th printing (Revised 69th Edition), The Trane Company. Buy at Amazon
14. Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida, 2015, Florida Energy Extension Service, University of Florida/IFAS Publications. Buy from Publisher
15. Florida Building Code - Mechanical, 2014, ICC. Doc Link
16. Florida Building Code - Energy Conservation, 2014, ICC. Doc Link
All candidates are advised to bring an Architect's Scale
(including 1/4" and 1/8") for Trade Knowledge.

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