Texas HVAC Continuing Education
Our continuing education courses are approved by the Texas Department of Licensing Regulation to meet your CE requirements for your HVAC license renewal (TDLR Approved Provider #1883).
Take the continuing education to renew your TX 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.
TX 8-Hour Package for ACR Contractors
This 8-hour package fulfills all continuing education requirements. Included courses cover legal and industry updates as well as a comprehensive survey of the significant changes made to the 2021 IMC.
TX 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.
TX 2021 IMC Update Part 2
This TX-approved course covers 2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC) requirements found in Sections 6-15 and identifies changes compared to 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.
TX 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.
Texas ACR Laws and Rules
This course will cover important and relevant sections of Texas ACR Administrative Rules, Chapter 75, and the Texas ACR Contractor Laws, Chapter 1302.
Texas HVAC Contractor Continuing Education Requirements
As a licensed air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) contractor in Texas, you must complete eight hours of continuing education (CE) every year before renewing your license and submitting the state renewal fee. Here's what you need to know to fulfill the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (TDLR) CE requirements.
Required CE Topics
According to TDLR, your annual CE needs to include at least one hour covering Texas laws and rules regulating ACR contractors.
The remaining seven hours of CE can focus on any of the following:
- Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1302: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors
- Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Administrative Rules
- The International Mechanical Code (IMC), the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), or other applicable codes
- Business practices
- Technical requirements
Texas HVAC Continuing Education Online
Looking for a simple, one-stop-shop solution? Our TDLR-approved 8-hour package automatically covers the required topics mentioned above. Our on-demand courses are available from any device with internet access so you can complete your CE at your own pace.
Our courses are self-paced, but TDLR recommends starting your CE renewal process at least 30 days before your license expires.
Reporting to TDLR
To be eligible for license renewal, TDLR needs to know that you finished your eight hours of CE. With our eight-hour package, we report your completed hours for you and send you a certificate of completion. Once you get your certificate of completion, we recommend keeping a copy for at least a year in case the TDLR asks for a copy.
You can go online to TDLR's website and verify that your hours have been reported to the state.
Note: The CE requirement only applies to ACR contractors. If you're a certified or registered ACR technician, you don't need CE. You need to submit your renewal and pay the renewal fee each year.
State of Texas ACR License Renewal Deadlines
- Your license expires on the individual license expiration date every year.