Written by Kacie Goff
In order to keep your Oklahoma HVAC mechanical contractor or mechanical journeyman license active, you need to take some steps every so often. Specifically, you need to complete the required number of continuing education hours on the right topics, comply with all regulations for your license, and submit your application on time with the right fee.
Don’t worry. You only need to go through the renewal process every three years. And you don’t need very many continuing education hours, either. Still, though, you want to make sure that any effort you put into maintaining your active license is directed in the right places. To help, let’s look at some of the specifics around the Oklahoma HVAC mechanical contractor or journeyman's continuing education requirements.
During your continuing education hours (you need six of them each renewal cycle), you’re required to learn about specific topics. But don’t panic. You don’t have to string together a complex course schedule for yourself. Instead, you just need to pick one of the education providers approved by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board (OK CIB).
Before a provider can make that list, they have to go through an approval process with the CIB. That means that if you choose one of the providers on that document, you can rest easy knowing they’ll teach you the topics that align with CIB requirements. Basically, choosing a provider from that list is a failsafe way to make sure you’ll learn the right things and take the right courses to make it possible to renew your license.
If you open up the list of approved providers, you might think you need to take your continuing education in a classroom. Actually, though, you can get around the need to show up in a specific place at a specific time, most likely interrupting your workday. If you keep scrolling in that approved provider list, you’ll see that a list of web-based providers starts on page 8.
The providers offer Oklahoma HVAC continuing education online. That way, you can complete the course you need on your own time from any computer with an internet connection. Choosing online continuing education makes it much more convenient to complete the hours you need to renew your Oklahoma mechanical contractor or mechanical journeyman license.
In addition to completing your six continuing education hours, you need to meet the OK CIB’s requirements. Those include:
Having a bond in the right amount and carrying the right amount of insurance
Aligning with requirements around having apprentices
Putting your license number in the right visible places
Stay on top of your continuing education hours and make sure you submit your renewal on time. That way, you’ll have no trouble maintaining your active license