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PSI Alaska Unlimited HVAC and Sheet Metal Mechanical Administrator Exam Certification Package


Scope – 12 AAC 39.252. Scope of a Mechanical Administrator License in the Unlimited HVAC/Sheet Metal Category. (a) The holder of a mechanical administrator license in the unlimited HVAC/sheet metal category may supervise, in accordance with AS 08.40.400, (1) all HVAC/sheet metal work described in (b) of this section; (2) the work defined under the heating, cooling, and process piping category in 12 AAC 39.232(b) that is integral to work on an HVAC system; (3) the work defined under the mechanical systems temperature control category in 12 AAC 39.292 that is integral to work on an HVAC system; and (4) the work defined under the residential HVAC category in 12 AAC 39.332(b). (b) HVAC sheet/metal works includes the installation, alteration, or retrofitting of the following as theyapply to HVAC systems only: (1) all components of the air handling and refrigeration cycle, including fans, coils, evaporative cooling units, self-contained packaged air conditioning and heating units, air handling units, condensing units, furnaces, flues, chimneys, duct work, cooled mechanical air handling and ventilation applications, and related accessories: (2) fuel oil tanks and piping and fuel gas piping. (c) A mechanical administrator licensed in the unlimited HVAC/sheet metal category may supervise, in accordance with AS 08.40.400, the installation or retrofitting of all pneumatic or electric controls and the retrofitting of all control wiring of 48 volts or less necessary for the operation of HVAC equipment or systems so long as those modifications do not alter the electrical characteristics of the mechanical system or controls. The original installation of control wiring, or the alteration or retrofitting of controls and control wiring that alters the electrical characteristics of the mechanical system, must be supervised by an electrical administrator licensed in the appropriate category under 12 AAC 32. (d) A mechanical administrator licensed in the unlimited HVAC/sheet metal category is not authorized to install or supervise the installation of piping other than fuel oil and fuel gas piping, refrigerant piping, chilled water piping, and condensing water piping that is integral to work on an HVAC system. (e) Only sheet metal work directly related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and any work covered by the Uniform Mechanical code, is required to be supervised by a mechanicaladministrator licensed in the HVAC/sheet metal category defined in this section.

The exam is 100 questions taken over 240 minutes. The minimum required score to pass is 70% which means that 70 questions must be answered correctly to pass. 

The reference material listed above was used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

Candidates may use a silent, nonprinting, non-programmable calculator in the examination center.

The first 7 books may be brought into the exam center, the last 4 may not.

The following reference material is allowed in the examination center:

Alaska Centralized Regulations, Alaska Department of Commerce

Alaska Centralized Statutes , Alaska Department of Commerce

Alaska Construction Contractor Statutes and Regulations (AS 08.18; 12 AAC 21)

International Mechanical Code, 2009 Edition

NFPA 54 – National Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition

Control Systems for Heating, Ventilating, and AirConditioning, Sixth Edition, 2003,

The following reference material is NOT allowed in the examination center:

High Pressure Boilers, 5th Edition, 2012

HVAC Duct Construction Standards – Metal and Flexible, 4th Edition 2020

Boiler Operator’s Guide, Fourth Edition

IPT’s Pipe Trades Handbook

Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined, annotated and/or indexed prior to the examination session. However, references may not be written in during the examination session. Any candidate caught writing, highlighting, underlining and/or indexing in the references during the examination will be reported to the Department. Furthermore, candidates are not permitted to bring in any additional papers (loose or attached) with their approved references. References may be tabbed/indexed with permanent tabs only. (Permanent tabs are defined as tabs that would tear the page if removed). Temporary tabs, (defined as Post-It notes, or other tabs that may be removed without tearing the page) are not allowed and must be removed from the reference before the exam will begin. If you are downloading from the Internet, you may bring this reference into the testing center with you as long as it is bound. You can have it spiral bound or you may hole-punch it and put it in a binder. 

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