Class A & B Air-Conditioning Contractor Trade Knowledge Exam Materials


This package contains all approved reference materials and guides needed for the Class A Air-Conditioning Contractor Trade Knowledge Exam. What this package contains is outlined in the product details below.

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Package Overview

The answers to the examination questions will be based on the editions listed below. Some of the questions will also be based on field experience and knowledge of trade practices. Editions earlier or later than those listed below can be brought to the examination site but AT YOUR OWN RISK. However, only one copy of each reference will be allowed into the examination site.

Only original edition reference materials will be allowed for use at the site, except for the references specifically indicated on the reference list as available as PDF.

All reference materials and PDF copies MUST be bound and remain bound during the exam. Bound refers to materials permanently bound, as by stitching or glue, and materials securely fastened in their covers by fasteners that penetrate all papers. PDF copies of references MUST be bound with ring binders, brads, plastic snap binders, spiralbound notebooks, and screw posts, but not with staples. Writing or electronic tablets are not allowed.

References containing underlining with pen or highlighter may be used. Handwritten and typewritten notes are NOT allowed. Existing handwritten notes must be blackened out or removed completely, by the candidate, prohibiting legibility. Moveable tabs (e.g., Post-it® Flags) are NOTallowed. Candidates will not be permitted to make any marks in the references during the examination administration.


Ref # / Document # Titles
R12 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Troubleshooting Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2003. Prentice-Hall, Inc., PO Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336, (Ph 800.947.7700).
R46 Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, July 1, 2022. Government Printing Office Bookstore, 100 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202., (Ph 866.512.1800).
R50 Contractors Manual, 2021. (Includes the 2016 Circular E). Association of Builders and Contractors Institute, Inc., 3730 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33066, (Ph 866.930.4222).
R82 Pipefitters Handbook, 3rd Edition, 1967. Industrial Press, Inc., 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
NFPA documents are listed below.
National Fire Protection Association, Inc., 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA
R71 Document #90A Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2015.
R72 Document #90B Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, 2021
R74 Document #96Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2017.
SMACNA documents are listed below.
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc., (SMACNA), 4201 Lafayette Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151-1209.
R92 Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards, 8th Edition, 2021. A BOUND pdf version of this reference may be brought into the test centers for use on the exam.
R93 HVAC Duct Construction Standards – Metal and Flexible, 4th Edition, 2020.
A BOUND pdf version of this reference may be brought into the test centers for use on the exam.
R141 Energy Systems Analysis and Management, 2nd Edition, 2014.
R106 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, 9th Ed., 2021,
This reference replaces the Trane Air Conditioning Manual and Trane Reciprocating Refrigeration
R108 Trane Ductulator, 1976 or later. The Trane Company, 8929 Western Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
R140 Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida, 2020.
Program for Resource Efficient Communities, Shimberg Center for House, University of Florida, PO Box 110940, Gainesville, FL 32611-0940, (Ph
Florida Building Code Books are listed below.
International Code Council, Inc., 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600, Falls Church, VA 22041. (Ph 800.786.4452).
R202 Florida Building Code – Mechanical, 2020.
R252 Florida Building Code – Energy Conservation, 2020.

All Candidates: Bring an Architect’s Scale (including 1/4″ and 1/8″) for Trade Knowledge.

Air Conditioning Contractor Reference List 2023