The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters announced that the state of Texas has adopted the UA HVACR STAR exam as one means for obtaining HVACR certification in that state. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation governs the requirements and processes for becoming certified within the state.
The UA’s HVACR STAR exam covers 12 areas of expertise, ranging from mechanical and electrical systems, controls, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, steam systems, plumbing, ventilation, safety, customer service and more. In addition to being STAR-certified, technicians who complete this program receive 30 college credits towards an Associate’s degree in HVACR/construction supervision. The program was developed jointly by the UA and Ferris State University.