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Step By Step Instructions To Get Your HVAC License

Step 1 – License Application

TDLR License Application Form

You must submit the license application with appropriate fees ($115.00) to the state as well as the Experience Verification Form (included at the end of the application). It is mandated by the state that you must have at least 48 months of work experience.

Experience Form

This form must be filled out by someone who will verify your 48 months of experience. On this form your reference will need to provide a description of the type of work he or she can verify that you have done. Mail the completed TDLR License Application Form along with the completed Experience Verification Form to TDLR. Call TDLR in about 5-7 business days to check the status of your approval.

Step 2

PSI Application Form

Once you have turned in your license application and the state has approved you for testing, you will be given an ID number that you will use to schedule your exam with PSI (800-733-9267). You may print the form above and submit it as instructed on the form.

Before scheduling your exam with PSI you need to sign up and pay for our prep course to learn what information in each study book will be used in your state exam.

So sign up for our Texas HVAC/R prep course right away. Register and pay for your course and books.

Step 3

Once you have your books and you’ve purchased access to our course videos and highlighted important sections of your books, study them and take our 1001 Practice Exam to fully prepare for your state exam.

Step 4

Register with PSI for the day you want to take your exam. Call 800-733-9267 or register online at You may download the PSI application, print out the form, and send to PSI. The fastest way is online. You will need the ID number you received from the state.

Step 5

Take the state test and PASS the test! You are done.

When you have successfully passed your exam you will need to provide the state with your passing test scores, proof of insurance, and your license fees. This is the final step to becoming a licensed contractor. Click here for a quote.