Apply for an Apprentice Refrigeration License

Start your career as a refrigeration technician with an apprenticeship

Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Division of Occupational Licensure

Online

If looking for a status update on a license renewal, please put your full OPSI license number, including prefix, in the subject line. Email Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Division of Occupational Licensure at OPSI-info@mass.gov

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What you need   for Apply for an Apprentice Refrigeration License

A Refrigeration Apprentice must be licensed with the OPSI, must hold a valid registration with the Division of Apprentice Standards, and must be employed by a Massachusetts Refrigeration Contractor for the duration of their apprenticeship. A Refrigeration Technician can supervise the work of the Refrigeration Apprentice, but the work hours will only be accepted while registered with the DAS, licensed with the OPSI, and under the employment of the Refrigeration Contractor. For more information see here.

To complete an application, enter all required information and attach the following documents: 

  • A copy of your high school diploma or equivalent certification
  • A 2"x 2" passport-style photo (unless use of RMV photograph is authorized)
  • A copy of your Division of Apprentice Standards ID Card

Incomplete applications will not be scheduled for examination until all missing documentation is submitted.

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply. 

Fees   for Apply for an Apprentice Refrigeration License

Active military members, their spouses & military veterans may qualify for fee-reduction benefits under the Valor Act. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All money orders must be signed and dated. 

Name Fee Unit
Non-Refundable Application Fee $40 each

How to apply   Apply for an Apprentice Refrigeration License

Online applications can be submitted through the My License portal.

Please mail your completed application, found below under Downloads, along with the application processing fee to:


Office of Public Safety and Inspections
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
ATTN: Refrigeration Apprentice Application
 

Next steps   for Apply for an Apprentice Refrigeration License

Receive your License in the Mail

If your application is complete, it will be processed and your physical license sent out by mail.

More info   for Apply for an Apprentice Refrigeration License

A refrigeration license is required for installing, repairing, replacing, and\or maintaining any refrigerant containing part of any refrigeration\air conditioning system TEN (10) ton or greater.

Find here a list of board-approved schools.

Licensed apprentices will be limited to two (2) renewals of their license unless otherwise approved by the Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians and Sprinkler Fitters.

For FAQs regarding apprenticeship program registration and licensing requirements for the Pipefitting and Refrigeration professions please visit this page.

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Contact   for Apply for an Apprentice Refrigeration License

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Main Office
1000 Washington St, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118
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If looking for a status update on a license renewal, please put your full OPSI license number, including prefix, in the subject line. Email Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Division of Occupational Licensure at OPSI-info@mass.gov

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