Yes, International Members are required to have certified staff.
NADCA Regular Membership
NADCA Regular Members are companies that are actively engaged in the business of performing residential, commercial and/or industrial air duct cleaning services while retaining at least one certified Air System Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) on staff at each location. Only Regular Members have voting rights within the organization. Membership dues are payable on an annual basis and are non-refundable. International Regular Members, while distinguished by their location, have the same benefits and costs as Regular Members.
NADCA Regular member companies who fulfill all requirements of membership have the right to use the NADCA logo in advertising and promotional materials. The rules and regulations regarding proper use of the NADCA logo are located in the Members Area of the Web site. You will receive the login and password to the Members Area once all membership requirements are fulfilled.
Each Regular Member company must have at least one full-time Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certified technician on staff.
Regular Membership requirements must be met within six months of application submission. Companies which have not fulfilled their membership requirements in 6 months from the time of application will forfeit their application fees and dues.
NADCA membership does not require a license for HVAC cleaning, however, we strongly recommend that you contact your state licensing agency to learn what licenses if any are required, so you are compliant with your state’s requirements. Following are some states which do require an HVAC contractor’s license, mechanical contractor’s license, sheet metal license, or other specialty license in order for a firm to access and clean HVAC systems.
Arizona (602) 542-1525
Arkansas (501) 661-2642
California (916) 255-3900
Florida (850) 487-1395
Georgia (478) 207-1416
Michigan (517) 241-9325
Texas (512) 463-6599.
Regular membership companies must have at least one full-time Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certified technician on staff, and at least $500,000.00 in general liability insurance. NADCA asks that it be named a certificate holder with your insurance company.
NADCA does not require proof of licensing from the applicant’s state or other jurisdictions. NADCA does not keep a list of states that require licenses – that information is typically available through your state’s Department of Labor. Examples of state mandated licenses that would apply to NADCA members would relate to cutting access holes, working with asbestos, applying pesticides, or providing residential services.
Regular Membership dues are charged on an annual basis at the cost of $860.00 per year and are non-refundable. Dues are payable by July 1, of every year. When a company first joins NADCA, dues for the first full year (July 1 through the following June 30) are prorated based upon when membership began. Companies that have not fulfilled their membership requirements in 6 months from the time of application will forfeit their application fees and dues.
The ASCS exam must be taken in person if any of the following applies to the applicant: the applicant is taking an ASCS exam for the first time; the applicant has taken the exam but has never received a passing score; the applicant received an ASCS in the past, but did not renew on time.
There are two options for taking the ASCS certification examination:
- Prep. class and examination are offered at NADCA’s Technical Conference and the Annual Meeting.
- Examinations are offered at a time and location convenient for you, at testing centers throughout the world. The exam is scheduled at www.nadcatesting.com, but taken at a testing center. If you are planning to submit the Membership Promotion Application, then a member of the NADCA staff will schedule the exam for you.