HVAC Training

Accredited HVAC technician training at local trade schools and online vocational technical colleges. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning general study programs and certification training for NATE and EPA.

Find a local HVAC school using the program search application. Skip to: Steps to take to become a HVAC technician.

Trade Schools with HVAC Training

Not all colleges are listed here, use the program search for your local options.

The 7 basic steps to take if you want to become an HVAC technician.

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. Pass basic math test
  3. Pass a drug screen
  4. Valid driver’s license
  5. Attend a trade school/apprenticeship
  6. Get your State license
  7. Get EPA certification

HVAC Trade School Cost: Minimum of 6 months – $1,200-$15,000, Licensing fee: $75-$300; Certification fee: $155-$205

EPA 608 Certification Info:

  • Type 1 allows an HVAC tech to handle small appliances that contain less than 5 pounds of refrigerants (like a refrigerator).
  • Type 2 allows the HVAC professional to deal with high pressure refrigerants.
  • Type 3 allows the handling of low pressure refrigerants.
  • Universal will include all three: Type 1, 2, and 3.

What HVAC Technicians Do

HVAC technicians provide service to residential and commercial buildings climate control systems: heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units. The HVAC technician may be needed to repair, replace, or install the components that supply the heating and cooling to buildings. The HVAC technician must be certified and follow government regulations pertaining to the heating and cooling industry.