How Do I Get My HVAC Certification in Phoenix?

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In Phoenix, you have a few ways to become an HVAC technician, and The Refrigeration School is here to help. You can get your HVAC certification with both classroom theory and hands-on experience working with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Due to climate change, Phoenix is experiencing both heat and cold weather and residents need assistance with their HVAC systems to stay comfortable during extreme weather events.

How Do I Get My HVAC Certification in Phoenix?

You have two options to get an HVAC certification in Phoenix.

You can graduate from The Refrigeration School, or go directly to an apprenticeship.

While starting as an apprentice may sound like the quicker option, you can actually cut down on the years necessary by attending The Refrigeration School.

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Most students get an HVAC certification and then become an apprentice before getting a license as an HVAC journeyman in Phoenix.

Missing out on the curriculum offered by The Refrigeration School can cause knowledge gaps that you are not even aware of until it comes time to perform a task that you didn’t learn as an apprentice. It is important to have both classroom theory experience and hands-on training in the field.

Getting an HVAC certification offers instructors that can mentor you through the process, working with you every step of the way. During the curriculum, you get hands-on experience that will reinforce your classroom theory and help you lay a foundation you can build upon your entire career. RSI also offers career services to match you with a job you are passionate about.

What Does an HVAC Technician Do?

HVAC technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in a home or building.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC technicians do the following:

  • Install, maintain and repair HVACR systems.
  • Install HVAC electrical components and wiring.
  • Inspect and diagnose problems with HVACR systems and components.
  • Educate customers on proper maintenance.
  • Repair or replace defective parts.
  • Keep records of work performed for supervisors and subsequent appointments.

How Long Does It Take to Become an HVAC technician in Phoenix?

The Refrigeration Technologies program at our Phoenix, Arizona, campus can be completed in as little as 7 months. The Electro-Mechanical Technologies program can be completed in as little as 9 months. Both can replace time spent as an apprentice when you apply for a license at the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Are HVAC Technicians in Phoenix in Demand?

HVAC technicians are in demand in Phoenix.* With the increased temperatures during the summer and chilly temperatures during the winter, more residents and business owners are looking to HVAC technicians to create a comfortable environment that offers good air quality.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has the projected demand of HVAC technician employment at 5% in the coming decade.

Want to Learn More?

Now that you how that HVAC technicians are in demand in Phoenix, it is time to learn more about The Refrigeration School. RSI offers programs that fit your educational goals, so start working as an HVAC apprentice in as little as 7 to 9 months.

Ready to become an HVAC technician in Phoenix and start a rewarding career? You can start by contacting one of the RSI team members to learn more about the HVAC training available. We can answer any questions you have. Call (888) 671-5803 today to get started.

*According to BLS data Arizona employed 7,950 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) through May 2021