Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be employed to enter the program?
If you are a first year apprentice you do not need to be employed. Second, Third and Fourth year Apprentices need to be employed with an AACP Member Company. Use our online Member Directory to find a Member Company.
We can post your resume on our "Job Seekers" page, accessible by all AACP member companies. Please email us a copy of your resume if you would like this posted.
Are there payment plan options?
Yes. With prior written approval, an apprentice may be granted a payment plan for the tuition. The payment plan requires 60% of the tuition to be paid at the time of registration with the balance paid in two equal installments on October 1 and December 1 of the academic year.
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How do I apply for the program?Click here for complete registration information.
To obtain an Apprentice License, click on the website below and fill out the online application. Along with the application there is an application fee that can be paid online. Please email us a copy of your Apprentice License when received.
How do I renew my apprentice license?
To renew your license, click on the website below and login to your State of Maryland DLLR account. Please email us a copy of your Apprentice License when received.
An apprentice must physically attend at least 85% of the course hours to receive credit for the year’s related instruction. An absence which drops an apprentice's attendance below this threshold will result in a full drop of the final grade. This will occur with any additional
unexcused absences that follow.
A request for an absence to be excused must be documented in writing from the employer. Acceptable excuses are: pre-scheduled vacation, personal illness or injury, birth of the apprentice's child or death of an immediate family member. An occasional work-related absence may be excused.
An excuse needs to be sent to AACP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org within two  days of the absence. An unexcused absence may not be made up.
NOTE: An excuse from an apprentice will not be accepted.
No, your driving hours are not counted as On the Job Training time. Only work done while in the field with your supervisor is considered training that can be documented.
How do I apply for the Maryland State journeyperson’s license?
Only after an apprentice has held an Apprentice License for at least three  years and completed at least 1,875 hours of on the job training, providing HVAC services under the direction and control of a licensed contractor, may he or she apply for the journeyperson’s license. Below is the link to download the application for the journeyperson’s license.
Download the Application