Although most states require an HVAC/R license at the state level, Colorado is one of the few that doesn’t.
This might be one of the reasons why there are as many as 8,530 employed HVAC technicians in the state (Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2021).
Despite the lack of licensing requirements, it’s still good to pay attention to other information given on this page.
HVAC Programs in Colorado
Education, training, and experience are vital qualifications for an HVAC technician.
So if you want to succeed in this field, you should consider the path you’ll take toward this career.
The table below lists some of the HVAC training schools you can choose to go to in Colorado.
11 HVAC Schools in Colorado
|Ashworth College | Online Training for HVAC||6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092|
|Emily Griffith Opportunity School||1250 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80204|
|Front Range Community College/Larimer Campus||4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526|
|hvacredu.net (Online Training) - Any Location in the U.S||P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844|
|IntelliTec Colleges | HVAC Training||2315 E. Pikes Park Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909|
|Lincoln College of Technology||Denver, CO. Denver, CO 11111|
|Northwest Kansas Technical College||1209 Harrison, Box 668, Goodland, KS 67735|
|Pickens Technical Center||500 Airport Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011|
|Pikes Peak Community College||5675 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906|
|Red Rocks Community College||13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228|
|Redstone College||10851 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80021|
Even without a state-level license, you can still have the eligibility to work as an HVAC technician through the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.
Learn more about this mandatory national certification here.
In the absence of a state-level HVAC license, you can choose to get one for two HVAC-related fields: plumbing and electrician.
Why acquire one for these fields?
That’s because HVAC work often intersects with plumbing and electrical work.
So if you plan to perform any aspects of these two fields in your HVAC work, then you should get a license.
The governing body that will issue the license is the Colorado State Electrical Board and Plumbing Board.
Some localities in Colorado may require you to have a license in order to perform HVAC services.
So it’s recommended to check your local department if they have any HVAC licensing requirements and regulations.
If there are, the usual minimum requirement includes:
- Proof of education, training, and/or experience
- Pass a technical exam
- Complete a licensing application with relevant fees
If you’re a business owner, then you may need the following:
- Business name registration with the Secretary of State
- Insurance certificate for workers’ compensation and unemployment
With Colorado’s rapidly growing HVAC industry, you can earn ample compensation as an HVAC technician.
Per BLS (May 2021), the salary ranges between $36,000 to $79,000, with an average of $57,490 annually.
Take a look at the table below for the salary offers in some of Colorado’s cities.Annual Salary Range:
Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Colorado