Oklahoma HVAC Continuing Education
Our courses are approved with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board to satisfy your continuing education requirements.
Take the continuing education to renew your OK HVAC 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, and we will report your course completion to the state for you.
OK 6-Hour Package for HVAC Technicians
Save with this 6-hour package approved for Oklahoma HVAC technicians. Includes the following courses:
- 2021 IMC Update Part 1
- Residential HVAC System Replacements
OK 2021 IMC Update Part 1
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.
OK Residential HVAC System Replacements
This course will review and highlight essential HVAC installation challenges with replacement systems. Included in the review will be specific examples of challenges related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and exhaust systems, and best practices to overcome those challenges. This course will primarily concentrate on residential systems.
OK 2021 IMC Update Part 2
This OK-approved course covers 2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC) requirements found in Sections 6-15 and identifies changes from the previous IMC version. 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.
CE Requirements to Renew an OK HVAC License
- Complete 6 hours of continuing education every 3 years.
- Obtain, complete, and mail a renewal application to the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board (CIB) with the appropriate renewal fees and any other required documentation.
If you work in HVAC in Oklahoma, you’re probably familiar with the Oklahoma CIB. They’re the entity that issued your mechanical license — and that you need to work with to keep your license active.
That means taking specific steps to renew your Oklahoma mechanical license at certain times. Here’s exactly what you need to do — including meeting the continuing education requirement — to renew your license on time.
Continuing education requirement for OK mechanical licensees
The CIB requires that both journeyman and contractor mechanical licensees take CE during each renewal cycle. This is pretty much the state’s way of making sure you’re staying in the know about best practices, safety protocols, and code updates.
Fortunately, you don’t need very many hours and you can take them online. Specifically, the CIB requires all mechanical licensees to take six hours of mechanical CE in order to be eligible for license renewal.
In order for your hours to count toward that requirement, you need to get them from a CIB-approved education provider. Look for the course ID number to double-check that any education provider you’re considering has the green light from the CIB.
When you choose to take your CIB-approved mechanical CE online, you get the freedom to work on your hours whenever you have free time. And you can do them from anywhere you want, provided you have a computer, tablet, or phone with internet.
Once you finish your course hours, your education provider should report your hours to the CIB for you.
How to renew your mechanical license
Once you get your CE done, you’re ready to send in the renewal form. Fill it out, include the required renewal fee, and send it to the state.
If you’re a journeyman, that’s all you need to do. But if you’re a contractor, you have a few extra steps
Additional to-dos for contractors
Contractors also need to include a copy of the continuing certificate for any bond or insurance that would have expired since their last renewal (remember, you need to maintain a $5,000 bond and $50,000 of commercial general liability insurance at all times).
To be eligible for renewal, contractors also need to make sure they’re aligning with the CIB’s apprentice requirements, meaning they can’t have more than three apprentices under them. And they need to keep their license properly displayed on their vehicles, plus all advertising, contracts, and bids.
State of Oklahoma HVAC License Renewal Deadlines
- Licenses must be renewed by the last day of your birth month, every three years. For example, if you were born in March, your license must be renewed by March 31.