This unique module is two programs in one, with over 720 questions for you to study. Questions, answers, and article references that you need to pass the new PSI state examination are contained in this module. Choose this program if you are serious about passing BOTH your Environmental Air and Commercial Refrigeration state exams with PSI. Go into the test prepared with the best computer study program in Texas !!!
Here is a small sample of our exam prep questions:
- Ventilation is usually based on air changes per hour for the conditioned space. Three changes per hour is the minimum for heating a home, what would be the minimum recommendation for the number of changes for the air conditioning of this same home?
Answer: 6 changes per hour. Reference: MR&AC 2004, Section 23.3, Figure 23.6.
- In hydronic system installations, what is the most commonly used type of circulatory pump?
Answer: Centrifugal. Reference: MR&AC 2004, Section 21.16, Figure 21-51.
- Cooling tower performance is not directly influenced by what characteristic?
Answer: Type of Refrigerant. Reference: MR&AC 2004, Section 13.13.7
- In a commercial building, Type II hoods made of copper sheets shall be a minimum weight of _____ ounces/foot?
Answer: 24 ounces/foot. Reference: UMC 2009, Section 508.1.1 Excep.(2)
- TDLR has two license classifications that depend on what size air conditioning and refrigeration units will be installed and serviced. What is the limitation for a Class A contractor’s license?
Answer: None, heating and cooling of any size. Reference: Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Law, Sec. 1302.253.
- During a refrigeration equipment test, ____________, flammable or combustible gases, or gas mixtures shall NOT be used for leak testing?
Answer: Sulphur dioxide. Reference: UMC 2003, 1123.3, page. 156.
Our COMBINED Environmental Air and Commercial Refrigeration HVAC Contractor software is an interactive program that allows each license candidate to prepare and study for his state examination while in the comfort of his own home. Our practice exams actually simulate the experience of taking the computerized state examination. The questions, multiple choice answers, and article references have been professionally prepared by our research team to cover every subject area, code section, and calculations. The combination of specific computer based training with our software, familiarity with the code books, and your years of field experience assure your success. Prep At Home today!
PSI Candidate Information Bulletin, Examination Content Outlines:
With our exam prep program you will be able to go into an examination with confidence knowing exactly what types of questions to expect, what reference materials are used, and how the questions are written and phrased. Familiarity with these code and text book questions is a must to pass your state examination. Timed computerized exams can be difficult without preparation. Therefore, practicing sample tests, questions, answers, and code references repeatedly is critical for you to become an effective test taker.
Our program has a Study and Review mode that allows you become familiar with the material prior to taking your sample tests. The Test mode allows you to gauge your understanding of the variety of topics that will be required to pass the state exam. Our questions are scrambled each time you test to simulate your actual state test experience. Your goal with our program is to get your test scores at home above 95% within the time limit of your exam.
The following reference materials are allowed in the examination center:
- Fundamentals of HVAC/R, Stanfield and Skaves, 2010, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-222367-6, www.mypearsonstore.com, www.amazon.com
- Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 18th Edition, 2004, Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., 18604 West Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477-6243, (800) 323-0440, www.goodheartwillcox.com
- International Mechanical Code, 2009 Edition, International Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
- International Fuel Gas Code, 2009 Edition, International Code Council, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls Church, VA 22041, (800) 786-4452, www.iccsafe.org
- Uniform Mechanical Code – 2009 Edition, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, (IAPMO), (800) 854-2766, www.iapmo.org
- ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), Air Conditioning Contractors of America, 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22206, www.acca.org.
- Code of Federal Regulations Title 29, Part 1926 (OSHA), 2008, Superintendent of Documents, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, (888) 293-6498, http://bookstore.gpo.gov- OR – PSI OSHA Excerpts 2008, PSI, 3210 E Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121, (800) 733-9267, www.psiexams.com
- Texas Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Business and Law Reference Manual, Kaplan Education, www.kaplanaeccontracting.com
- Refer to your candidate information bulletin provided by PSI for a complete list of which reference books can be taken into your exam.
- Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined and/or indexed prior to the examination session. (Permanent tabs and highlighting is permitted. No notes !!!)
The trend has been over the last 5-10 years for the state examinations to be developed out of the code books that the State and the inspectors have adopted, rather than base questions on practical or hands-on experience. This is the main reason that our software program is so vital to your exam preparation. The majority of our customers are experts when it comes to installation and service for their specific trade, but are not proficient with timed computer examinations that are based on text and code book topics. Since we know that you are going to have to answer questions from specific code book sections, we focus our effort to develop exam prep materials for those sections.This allows you to focus your time and effort on these topics, and not misuse your time simply reading through the code book.
Applications for State Licensing must be submitted to TLDR at:
Texas Department of License and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711
Phone: (512) 463-6599 or (800) 803-9202
Web Site: www.license.state.tx.us
- License candidates must be pre-approved by Texas Dept of Licensing and Regulation prior to testing with PSI.
- Applications submitted to TDLR are usually processed in 2-3 weeks, at which time TDLR will mail each license candidate a letter or postcard to indicate approval to take the examination with the testing agency PSI.
Examinations are administered by PSI:
PSI Services LLC
3210 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 733-9267
Web Site: www.psiexams.com
- Be sure to carefully review your Candidate Information bulletin prior to your examination. This document contains important information regarding testing locations, fees, dates, examination content and reference materials used to make the examination.
License Requirements Summary:
Environmental Air Conditioning: means treating air to control temperature, humidity, cleanliness, ventilation, and circulation to meet human comfort requirements, includes central air conditioning and heating.
- 120 question exam, 4 hour time limit, minimum test score 70% (Class A)
- 100 question exam, 3 hour time limit, minimum test score 70% (Class B)
- State Application Fee = $115
- PSI Test Fee = $78 (Class A)
- PSI Test Fee =$63 (Class B)
- Experience requirement: Your employment history must indicate at least 36 months (3 years) of practical experience with the tools of the trade in the preceding (5) years.