Congratulations on your decision to embark on a career as an HVAC technician! You are entering a field that is in increasingly high demand. The job outlook for HVAC technicians is fantastic, with this occupation expected to grow faster in the coming decade than any other occupation requiring an associate degree or post-secondary training.
Before you begin work as an HVAC technician, you will need to acquire the appropriate HVAC certifications, licenses, and training.
There is no uniform certification required to be an HVAC technician in the United States at the national level, but many firms are aware of and recognize those offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the North American Technicians Excellence (NATE), and many others. Please click on the links in the sidebar on the right to find out more about these HVAC certifications, as well as more opportunities to showcase your knowledge and expertise to potential employers and customers.
At the state level, the exact requirements for becoming an HVAC technician vary from state to state. Please select your state from the list below to find out more information about the requirements for your state.