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PSI Michigan HVAC Equipment Exam Certification Package


The exam is 150 questions taken over 3 hours, with a minimum required passing score of 70%. 

HVAC equipment covers heating and cooling principles and theories, installation of HVAC equipment and systems to provide air conditioning for occupants of buildings and structures, installation of ductwork, gas piping, venting and knowledge of codes and standards. This is an open book exam. Candidate is allowed 3.5 hours to complete 150 multiple choice questions. Installation of forced air heating and cooling systems in residential and commercial applications including heatpumps-(air to air and water-air), mini splits, roof top units from 2-25 tons, geo thermal systems, commercial kitchen exhaust systems for type 1 and type 2, complete duct systems in both commercial and residential applications, type B vents, gas piping systems utilizing natural, propane and fuel oil, lay out and installation of CSST piping systems, exhaust and special venting systems.

The examination is OPEN BOOK.

The following books are allowed in the exam center:

2015 Michigan Mechanical Code

2015 Michigan Residential Code

ACCA Manual D - Duct Design for Residential Winter and Summer Air Conditioning and Equipment Selection

ACCA Manual J

SMACNA, Standard “HVAC Duct Construction Standards-Metal and Flexible”, 4th Edition 2020

SMACNA, Standard “Fibrous Duct Construction Standards”

International Fuel Gas Code 2015

The following books are not allowed in the exam center:

Public Act 407 of 2016, Skilled Trades Regulation Act

Public Act 230 of 1972, as amended, State Construction Code Act

All reference materials must be bound. The materials printed from the BCC website must be bound by 3 staples on the left edge in separate documents. Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Any candidate caught writing, highlighting, underlining and/or indexing in the references during the examination will be reported to the BCC. Furthermore, candidates are not permitted to bring in any additional papers (loose or attached) with their approved references.

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