Alaska Mechanical Continuing Education

We are approved by the Alaska Department of Commerce to offer the Mechanical Continuing Education you need, as @ 1 Attempt (Sponsor #15064)!

Take the continuing education to renew your AK Mechanical license today. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your class you will have an official certificate of completion to save for your records.


Alaska 16 Hour Mechanical Administrator 2018 Codes Package

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This package is made for Mechanical Administrators who need continuing education and covers the UPC and the IMC. Since you can take both UPC and IMC content, and many Mechanical Administrators are also licensed Plumbers, we have included both of the most recent code updates in this course. This 16 hour package includes:

  • 8 Hour Review of the 2018 UPC
  • 8 Hour Changes to the 2018 IMC

The courses in this package are approved with the State of Alaska to meet your continuing education requirements for your Mechanical Administrator License!

AK Dept. of Labor Course IDs: 17823 & 18396

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Alaska 8 Hour 2018 IMC Changes Course

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This course is designed for all licensed HVAC contractors and administrators in Alaska and provides the full 8 hours of approved continuing education required to obtain or renew an HVAC Administrator’s license. 

It covers:

  • Introduction to Alaska 8-Hour 2018 IMC Changes
  • Alaska Amendments
  • Every chapter in the International Mechanical Code and every significant change made to the IMC during the 2012-2015 and 2015-2018 code review cycles.

AK Dept. of Labor Course ID: 18396

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Alaska 2021 IMC Update Part 1

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This course reviews and highlights essential Code requirements of the first five chapters of the International Mechanical Code (IMC). Included in the review are specific examples of the life safety systems relating to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and exhaust systems. Changes from the previous version of the IMC are identified. This course has no prerequisites.

AK Dept. of Labor Course ID: 18890


Alaska 2018 IMC Part 1

clock hour icon 4h course

This course will review and highlight essential code requirements of the first five chapters in the 2018 International Mechanical Code. Included in the review will be specific examples of the life safety systems relating to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and exhaust systems. Changes from the previous version of the IMC will be highlighted in the question commentary where appropriate.

AK Dept. of Labor Course ID: 16685


Alaska 2021 IMC Update Part 2

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This AK-approved course highlights 2021 International Mechanical Code updates found in Sections 6-15. Specific topics include duct systems, combustion air systems, chimneys and vents, fireplaces and solid fuel-burning equipment, boilers and water heaters, refrigeration systems, hydronic and fuel oil piping, and solar thermal systems.

AK Dept. of Labor Course ID: 19344

CE Requirements to Renew an AK Mechanical License

  • Complete 8 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • License renewal deadline is December 31st, every odd-numbered year.

If you work as an HVAC professional in the state of Alaska, you’re already familiar with the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development’s Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. That was the state agency that issued your mechanical administrator license, the proper licensure to do HVAC work throughout the state.

Continuing Education for Alaska Mechanical Administrators

The state requires continuing education in order to make sure that you’re continually competent. It’s their way of ensuring optimal quality and safety for the consumer.

To that end, they require that all mechanical administrators take eight hours of continuing education in order to renew their licenses. Your CE, along with your renewal application, is due before December 31 of every odd-numbered year. This is true for the following license designations:

  • Heating, Cooling, and Process Piping (HCPP)
  • Mechanical Systems Temperature Control (CNTL)
  • Residential HVAC (RHVC)
  • Residential Plumbing and Hydronic Heating (RPHH)
  • Unlimited Commercial and Industrial Plumbing (UCIP)
  • Unlimited HVAC/Sheet Metal (UHVCS)
  • Unlimited Refrigeration (UR)

The easiest way to make sure that your hours count is to take them from an education provider that has been approved by the Division, such as At Your Pace Online.

Make sure you’re taking course hours that focus on the most currently adopted version of the International Mechanical Code (IMC).

If you’re also a licensed plumber, you need an additional eight hours (16 total), with eight IMC hours and eight hours on the latest state-adopted version of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).

Fortunately, you can take all of your Alaska mechanical administrator CE online, making things a little easier for yourself.

Once you finish your CE, you can either submit your renewal application in the mail or online. This guide walks you through getting started on the online MY LICENSE portal.

Proving your CE hours

Right now, you’ll need to list out the course information for any courses you completed to get your CE hours. 

But the state recently proposed making some changes to the mechanical licensing regulations. One of those changes would remove the requirement to list each individual CE course you completed on your renewal application. 

If that change goes through, don’t assume you can skip the CE and just tell the state you’ve completed it. Currently and moving forward, the Division randomly audits 10% of all licensees. If you get chosen for the random audit, you’ll get a letter in the mail. At that point, you’ll be required to submit copies of your course completion certificates. 

Also, just because you get audited one renewal cycle, don’t assume you’re off the hook the next one. The audited licensees get randomly chosen by a computer, meaning you could theoretically get named for an audit in back-to-back renewal cycles. 

To ensure an audit never poses a problem for you, the state advises all licensees to hang onto their CE certificates of completion for at least four years.

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