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List of subclasses


15.1 Contractor – Pulsed air heating systems

This subclass authorizes construction work that is the exclusive domain of master pipe mechanics, under the Master Pipe Mechanics Act (CQLR, c. M-4) and relates to pulsed air heating systems. 

It also allows construction work that is not already authorized in the first paragraph and relates to pulsed air heating systems, notably work that relates to propane burner systems as well as that included in subclass 15.1.1.

Make sure you have all the required subclasses

Read carefully the definition of this subclass. In addition to subclass 15.1, the contractor might also need other subclasses depending on the work he intends to carry out.

Furthermore, this subclass authorizes construction work relating to pulsed air systems that provide heating and air conditioning. However, work related to heating and air conditioning units that are part of such systems can only be carried out if the contractor also holds the appropriate subclass 15.9 or 15.10 licence.  

Finally, it authorizes related construction work.

Additional explanations

Amendments to this subclass have been made and are in force since January 16, 2017. To know what the definition of this subclass was in the former regulation, consult the page Amendments to the subclasses concerning heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems.

To view different scenarios illustrating the sharing of work among subclasses governed by the regulatory amendments, refer to the following document: Description of specialized subclasses concerning heating, ventilation and refrigeration units [Fr].

This subclass includes construction work in subclass 15.1.1.

This subclass authorizes, without exceeding the regulatory framework, construction work relating to:

  • the installation of heating units
  • the installation or replacement of burners
  • the installation of gas supply pipes and connections to the meter, tank or burner  
  • the installation of fuel supply pipes, the tank and connections to the tank and burner 
  • the installation of wall vents
  • connection to the chimney
  • the installation and connection of prefabricated chimneys   
  • the installation of chimney flue liners
  • the installation of controls and regulators for pulsed air heating systems   
  • the demolition of pulsed air heating systems  
  • the installation of the air distribution system  
  • the installation of the HRV when it is part of the pulsed air heating system.  

Complementary details

Note that this subclass does not include similar work.   

Construction work on a propane burner system (that is not part of a pulsed air heating system) requires a subclass 15.6 licence.  

The contractor carrying out construction work relating to a unit that heats and air conditions must also hold the appropriate refrigeration subclass licence (15.9 or 15.10).

Construction work on an electrical installation is the exclusive domain of contractors or owner-builders holding the subclass 16.0 licence.   

Section for contractors

Should you have any questions regarding the interpretation of the Master Pipe-Mechanics Act (CQLR, c. M-4) and work reserved exclusively to its members, contact the  “Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ – Québec Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics), which has been responsible for qualifying its members since November 19, 2001.  

Qualification Department
Tel.: 514 382-2668
Toll-free: 1 800 465-2668
Website: www.cmmtq.org
Email: cmmtq@cmmtq.org

If in doubt as to the applicable subclass, refer to the Keyword Index or contact us.

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