Find accredited HVAC technician certification training classes at local trade schools and technical colleges near you. HVAC general study degree programs and certification training for NATE and EPA exams are available.
“HVAC is considered to be one of the best-paid skilled labor careers. The median pay, or the collected average of all HVAC technicians, is $47,080”
Becoming an HVAC Technician
The 7 basic steps to take if you want to become an HVAC technician.
- High school diploma or GED
- Pass basic math test
- Pass a drug screen
- Valid driver’s license
- Attend a trade school/apprenticeship
- Get your State license
- 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.
Use the HVAC program search application to find an HVAC School in:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- Washington DC
There are no completely online HVAC programs available but there are schools with hybrid programs, where some classes may be taken online.