Tex. Occ. Code Section 1302.002
Definitions


In this chapter:

(1)

“Advisory board” means the air conditioning and refrigeration contractors advisory board.

(2)

“Air conditioning and refrigeration contracting” means performing or offering to perform the design, installation, construction, repair, maintenance, service, or modification of equipment or a product in an environmental air conditioning system, a commercial refrigeration system, or a process cooling or heating system. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the term does not include the performance of or an offer to perform the installation, repair, replacement, or modification of a thermostat or other temperature control interface by a person licensed or registered under Chapter 1702 (Private Security).

(3)

“Air conditioning and refrigeration contracting company” means a person who or business entity that engages in air conditioning and refrigeration contracting for the public.

(4)

“Air conditioning and refrigeration contractor” means a person who engages in air conditioning and refrigeration contracting.

(5)

“Air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance work” means all work, including repair work, required for the continued normal performance of an environmental air conditioning system, a process cooling or heating system, a commercial refrigeration system, or commercial refrigeration equipment. The term does not include:

(A)

the total replacement of a system; or

(B)

the installation or repair of a boiler or pressure vessel that must be installed in accordance with rules adopted by the commission under Chapter 755 (Boilers), Health and Safety Code.

(5-a)

“Air conditioning and refrigeration technician” means a person who assists a licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractor in performing air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance work.

(5-b)

“Apprenticeship program” means an air conditioning and refrigeration training program that is:

(A)

recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;

(B)

registered with the United States Department of Labor; or

(C)

a competency-based standardized craft training program that meets the standards of the United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.

(5-c)

“Certification training program” means:

(A)

a career and technology education program described by Section 1302.5037 (Career and Technology Education Program for Technician Certification; Instructors); or

(B)

a program of education and training that is accepted or approved by the department and consists of at least 2,000 hours of a combination of:
(i)
classroom instruction:
(a)
at a secondary school;
(b)
at an institution of higher education, as defined by Section 61.003 (Definitions), Education Code; or
(c)
in an apprenticeship program accepted by the department; and
(ii)
practical experience in air conditioning and refrigeration-related work under the supervision of a licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractor.

(5-d)

“Certified technician” means an air conditioning and refrigeration technician who is certified by the department.

(6)

“Commercial refrigeration” means the use of mechanical or absorption equipment to control temperature or humidity to satisfy the intended use of a specific space.

(7)

“Commission” means the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation.

(8)

Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 2.012(1) and Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 14A.318(b).

(9)

“Cooling capacity” means the nominal tonnage of compression equipment based on 40 degrees Fahrenheit suction temperature and 105 degrees Fahrenheit condensing temperature.

(10)

“Department” means the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

(11)

“Environmental air conditioning” means treating air to control temperature, humidity, cleanliness, ventilation, and circulation to meet human comfort requirements.

(11-a)

“Executive director” means the executive director of the department.

(12)

“Mechanical integrity” means the condition of a product, a system, or equipment installed in accordance with its intended purpose and according to:

(A)

standards at least as strict as the standards provided by:
(i)
the Uniform Mechanical Code; and
(ii)
the International Mechanical Code;

(B)

all other applicable codes; and

(C)

the manufacturer’s specifications.

(13)

Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 415, Sec. 3(1), eff. June 14, 2013.

(14)

“Person” means an individual.

(15)

“Process cooling or heating” includes controlling temperature, humidity, or cleanliness solely for production requirements or the proper operation of equipment.

(16)

Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 415, Sec. 3(1), eff. June 14, 2013.

(17)

“Registered technician” means an air conditioning and refrigeration technician who is registered with the department.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 3, eff. June 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 2.001, 2.012(1), 26.028, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 14A.318(b), (c), (d), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1174 (H.B. 463), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1017 (H.B. 2643), Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 415 (S.B. 383), Sec. 3(1), eff. June 14, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 997 (H.B. 2294), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 880 (H.B. 3029), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 321 (H.B. 1859), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 1302.002 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­1302.­htm#1302.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

1302.001
Short Title
1302.002
Definitions
1302.003
Nonapplicability of Law Governing Cancellation of Certain Transactions
1302.052
Application of Municipal Ordinances
1302.053
Homeowners
1302.054
Certain Maintenance Personnel
1302.055
Certain Utilities Personnel
1302.056
Engineers
1302.057
Industrial Operation Personnel
1302.058
Certain Products or Equipment
1302.059
Motor Vehicles
1302.060
Vent Hoods
1302.061
Manufactured Homes
1302.063
No Exemption for Certain Persons Licensed Under Other Law
1302.064
Technology Integration
1302.101
General Powers and Duties
1302.102
Insurance Requirements
1302.103
Rules Regarding Use and Display of License
1302.104
Contracts for Enforcement
1302.105
Personnel
1302.151
Consumer Interest Information
1302.201
Advisory Board Membership
1302.202
Appointed Members
1302.203
Ex Officio Members
1302.204
Advisory Board Duties
1302.205
Terms
1302.206
Presiding Officer
1302.207
Compensation
1302.208
Meetings
1302.251
License Required
1302.252
Requirement for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contracting Company
1302.253
License Classifications
1302.254
License Endorsements
1302.255
Eligibility Requirements
1302.256
Application
1302.257
Examinations
1302.260
Issuance and Term of License
1302.261
Temporary License
1302.262
Notice to Municipalities
1302.263
Limitation on License Holder
1302.301
Municipal License
1302.302
Municipal License: Eligibility Requirements
1302.303
Municipal Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Standards
1302.304
Municipal Fees
1302.401
Disciplinary Action
1302.402
Administrative Procedures
1302.451
Emergency and Cease and Desist Orders
1302.452
Citations for Certain Violations
1302.453
Criminal Penalty
1302.501
Registration or Certification Required
1302.502
Exemption for Certain Students
1302.503
Supervision Requirements for Technicians and Minors
1302.504
Application
1302.505
Issuance and Term of Registration
1302.506
Temporary Registration
1302.509
Limitations on Technician
1302.1011
Rules
1302.1015
Rules Regarding Renewal Fee and Continuing Education Exemptions for Certain License or Certification Holders
1302.5035
Registration Eligibility Requirements
1302.5036
Certification Eligibility Requirements
1302.5037
Career and Technology Education Program for Technician Certification
1302.5055
Issuance and Term of Certification

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1302.002’s source at texas​.gov