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UMC Journey Level Mechanical

  • The initial cost for this certification is $130.00.
  • Candidates must score a minimum of 75% to pass.
  • Candidates can re-take the exam if they fail for an additional $130.00 fee.
  • The UMC Journey Level Mechanical Certification is valid for three years from date of issuance.

  • The UMC Journey Level Mechanical certified person shall renew to subsequent editions of the UMC Uniform Mechanical Code. The UPC Journey Level Mechanical Certification is valid for three years. Certified persons are responsible for keeping their certification current and notifying NITC of changes in address.

    Renewal of this certification requires successfully passing of a non-proctored, multiple choice “open book” examination based on the latest edition of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Uniform Mechanical Code. The renewal exam can be taken online at, mailed to certified individuals, or may be administered by a training agency, employer or association. Certified persons must complete the renewal examination within thirty days of the expiration date of their certification. Persons holding an expired certification that was not renewed within thirty (30) days after the expiration date must retake the examination and pay the full examination fee. Certified persons who fail to pass the renewal examination must retake the original 75 question proctored examination. Failure to pass a re-certification examination twice may result in NITC requiring that the candidate take a ‘refresher course’ or other type of training before again re-taking the examination.

    For renewal application, fees, or further information contact NITC at (877) 457-6482.


A Journey Level Mechanical certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate journey level competence within their scope and will be proficient in blueprint reading, jobsite safety, and in the practical installation, repair, and service of HVAC systems. A Journey Level Mechanical certification candidate may also be skilled in jobsite supervision

Installation repair and service of HVAC systems includes the ability to layout and fabricate ducts and fittings per the approved plans, construction, installation, alteration, repair, service and maintenance of all boilers, HVAC air handling systems, refrigeration piping systems, process piping heating and cooling systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings.

A qualified Journey Level Mechanic may perform these tasks alone, or through the supervision of apprentices or other individuals.

To Qualify

  • Candidates must have a minimum of four (4) years experience in installation of mechanical/HVAC systems
  • Completion of a recognized Federal and State approved apprenticeship program, or proof from employers of four (4) years experience, is required

Application Forms

Submit Application Online (PSI ONLY)

Locate PSI Centers

To find the nearest PSI location follow steps 1 – 5:
1. Click on the link: Nearest PSI Location
2. On the Select Organization drop down select Certification/Professional Associations
3. On the Select Sponsor Name drop down select National Inspection, Testing and Certification Corporation ( NITC)
4. On Select the Examination Name, Select the exam you are interested in taking, the click on continue at the bottom of the page.
5. Next enter you zip code and search for the nearest location.
If you need any help please feel free to call NITC at (877) 457-6482.