21-16-11 Veteran qualifications for license as HVAC Technician
21-16-1 Declaration of purpose
21-16-2 Definitions
21-16-3 License required; exemptions
21-16-4 Scope of practice
21-16-5 Rule-making authority
21-16-6 Enforcement; interagency agreements authorized
21-16-7 Denial, suspension, and revocation of license
21-16-8 Penalties
21-16-9 Inapplicability of local ordinances
21-16-10 Disposition of fees

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 21 > Article 16 - Regulation of Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Work

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Commissioner: means the labor commissioner or his designated agent. See West Virginia Code 21-3A-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooling system: means a system in which heat is removed from air, surrounding surfaces, or both, and includes an air-conditioning system. See West Virginia Code 21-16-2
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Employee: means any public employee of the state, or any state agency. See West Virginia Code 21-3A-2
  • Employer: means public employer and shall include the state or any department, division, bureau, board, council, agency or authority of the state, but shall not include the department of corrections, the department of health and the Legislature. See West Virginia Code 21-3A-2
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Heating system: means a system in which heat is transmitted by radiation, conduction, or convection, or a combination of any of these methods, to the air, surrounding surfaces, or both, and includes a forced air system that uses air being moved by mechanical means to transmit heat, but does not include a fireplace or wood-burning stove not incorporated into or used as a primary heating system. See West Virginia Code 21-16-2
  • HVAC residential technician license: means a valid and current license issued by the Commissioner of Labor in accordance with the provisions of this article to perform work as an HVAC residential technician. See West Virginia Code 21-16-2
  • HVAC technician in training: means a person with less than 2,000 hours of HVAC-related work, training, and experience: Provided, That the fee for an HVAC technician in training license may not be higher than $25. See West Virginia Code 21-16-2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Routine maintenance: means work performed on a routine schedule that includes cleaning and/or replacing filters, greasing or lubricating motor bearings, adjusting and/or replacing belts, checking system temperature, checking gas temperature, adjusting gas pressure as required, and checking voltage and amperage draw on heating, ventilating, and cooling systems. See West Virginia Code 21-16-2
  • Single family dwelling: means a building that is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a single residence for one or more persons. See West Virginia Code 21-16-2
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.