Becoming an HVAC Specialist

Providing the essential service of heating, ventilation, and cooling to home and business owners alike is incredibly rewarding. As the demand for HVAC specialists is growing higher every day, this trade offers plenty of job security and potential for a high salary. With hundreds of thousands of open positions, there is ample opportunity to find a job in this field.

HVAC Specialist Career Path

An HVAC career provides plenty of opportunity for growth and advancement. Depending on the level of dedication and commitment to their career, a person has the potential to advance from a field technician to a service technician to an installer to an operation manager to a distribution manager and so on. Click below to download HVAC Specialist career path.

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To become an HVAC specialist, you need to take the following steps:

  1. Earn your high school diploma or GED: Math, science, and shop classes all provide an excellent foundation for an HVAC tech. In addition, any training in computers and power tools makes learning this trade that much easier.

  1. Complete an apprentice program or trade training: Apprenticeships are a great way to receive comprehensive training while also getting paid. They typically last from 3 to 5 years. Receiving certification from a trade school can take up to a year but makes getting a job much easier.

  1. Get licensed: There are tests that have to be passed to become a licensed tech. You do not need a license in order to start your apprenticeship with JD Service Now. But we do 100% encourage our apprentices to get their licenses to help build their skills, confidence, and overall ability to solve a customers needs.

  1. Get your EPA certification: If you are planning on providing HVAC services that involve refrigerant, an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) certification is required. You need to pass a written examination to receive this certification.