In a letter to program manager Craig Oldenburg, Executive Director of the Alabama Board of HACR Kathy LeCroix stated, “An applicant for examination for a heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration certified contractor license shall be eligible to stand for the examination if the applicant has held an apprentice registration, issued by this board, for two or more calendar years; or has completed 3,000 hours of coursework or experience, as defined by the Board; or is a graduate of an approved heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration curriculum…therefore, an individual who received a diploma from your program will qualify them to submit an examination application to the Board without requiring the Board to review the application at the next regularly scheduled meeting.”
Oldenburg was thrilled with this announcement, saying it’ll make life easier for his students.
“So many of our students want to be able to practice their trade in both Georgia and Alabama,” Oldenburg said. “With this hurdle being cleared, it’ll help them be able to do that while honing their skills and earning a more comfortable living.”
Getting approval by the Alabama Board of HACR was a long time coming. The process has been ongoing for about six months.
For more information on the Columbus Tech HVAC program, contact Craig Oldenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org.