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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

School NameAddress
Ashworth College | Online Training for HVAC6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Emily Griffith Opportunity School1250 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80204
Front Range Community College/Larimer Campus4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526
hvacredu.net (Online Training) - Any Location in the U.SP.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
IntelliTec Colleges | HVAC Training2315 E. Pikes Park Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Lincoln College of TechnologyDenver, CO. Denver, CO 11111
Northwest Kansas Technical College1209 Harrison, Box 668, Goodland, KS 67735
Pickens Technical Center500 Airport Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011
Pikes Peak Community College5675 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Red Rocks Community College13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228
Redstone College10851 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80021

EPA Certification

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.

HVAC-related Licensing

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.

Local-level Licensing

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

Potential Salary

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:
$36K
$57K
$79K

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Colorado

City NameSalary
Denver$47,256
Colorado Springs$46,635
Aurora$47,225
Lakewood$52,102
Fort Collins$45,318
Arvada$47,256
Pueblo$43,316
Westminster$47,256
Boulder$47,943
Thornton$47,256
* Salary information last updated 2022

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