HVAC Certification Overview

What You Need To Become HVAC Certified

In order to become HVAC certified you need the following:

  1. You must have a high school diploma, however in some states they will accept the GED equivalent
  2. Get an HVAC certificate from one of the many approved schools and accredited trade programs. Remember this can vary from state to state.
  3. You must get your license from the state that you will be carrying out your HVAC work in
  4. There are different exams that must be passed depending upon what sort of HVAC job you will be doing


Do not be off put thinking that getting HVAC certification will be very hard. If you have previous experience working within the industry and already hold some qualifications, you will quickly discover that it is not as difficult as you may have first thought to get your HVAC certification. There are various options available and they cover those workers who may have been to a school or college. While there they may have gained an associate degree, or passed with a certificate or some other workers may have started out as an apprenticeship. Whichever option you take it is still possible to achieve your goal of becoming HVAC certified.

Next Steps

In the United States, there are currently several different certification bodies that you can choose to use to get your certification Many of these bodies require you to undertake a course which may involve self-study or attending a college or school that is accredited. You must decide what sort of certification that you need and then choose a course that meets your requirements.

In order for you to become HVAC certified you will have to take an exam at the end of your course and pass it. To fully understand the different certificates that are available, and how they differ from each other, we have put together a helpful summary of what is available.