HVAC Training


Find an HVAC technician training program at an accredited trade school near you. HVAC general study associate’s degree programs and certificate training classes for NATE and EPA exams are available. There are no completely online HVAC programs available but there are schools with hybrid programs, where some classes may be taken online. Use the search application to choose a school.

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Becoming an HVAC Technician

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.

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