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Refrigeration Technician License

This license allows the holder to perform refrigeration work subject to inspection under any law, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation but does not employ other technicians or contractors.

Who should have one?

Anyone who performs refrigeration work having a capacity over 10 tons in the aggregate.

What are the prerequisites?

A person seeking a Refrigeration Technician License must:

  1. Complete an application with proper mailing and home address, social security number
  2. Attach a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent certification.
  3. Attach a 1" x 1.25" or passport photo. (Unless authorization for release of RMV photo information signed-off)
  4. Attach a copy of your Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the Division of Apprentice Standards
  5. Provide a copy of your CFC Certification
  6. Submit a non-refundable application processing fee of $75

AND

  1. Provide documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 6,000 hours in Massachusetts as a Refrigeration Apprentice.
  2. Provide documentation from an approved school that you have completed 250 hours in a refrigeration course, which must consist of 100 hours of refrigeration theory AND 150 hours of related Massachusetts electrical code training.

OR

  1. Provide documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 4,000 hours in Massachusetts as a Refrigeration Apprentice.
  2. Provide documentation from an approved school that you have completed 500 hours in a refrigeration course, of which 250 hours must be shop related work, 100 hours of refrigeration theory, and 100 hours of related Massachusetts electrical code training.

OR

  1. Provide documentation from employer that you have worked not less than 2,000 hours in Massachusetts as a Refrigeration Apprentice.
  2. Provide documentation from an approved school that you have completed 1000 hours in a refrigeration course, of which 700 hours must be shop related work, 100 hours of refrigeration theory, and 100 hours of related Massachusetts electrical code training.

OR

  1. Provide a copy of refrigeration technician’s license, master technician's license or equivalent license from another jurisdiction.
  2. Provide documentation from employer listing work experience and certification requirements equivalent to the Refrigeration Technician Prerequisites listed above, in accordance with 528 CMR 11.03.

OR

  1. Be approved by a majority vote of the Bureau.

How is this license obtained?

You must submit an application and successfully pass a written exam.

Continuing Education: Schools approved by OPSI.

Fees: $75 non-refundable application processing fee.

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