HVAC Tech Classes in Illinois (Top Schools)

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Across the states there is a growing demand for HVAC technicians, and Illinois is no exception.

As a HVAC technician you can make a decent salary and even move up the salary ladder as your experience grows.

In the state of Illinois you do not have to have a HVAC license in order to work as a HVAC technician.

You need to meet the regulations and the criteria that have been stipulated by the countries or cities.


Earnings of HVAC technicians fall right in the middle of the salary ladder when looking into all Illinois incomes.

As a HVAC technician you may earn from $13.60 per hour to $36.50 an hour all depending on your skills, experience, knowledge, and education.

Best of the best earn up to $75,780. Here is a table of salaries you can expect in the ten largest cities in Illinois:

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Illinois

City NameSalary
* Salary information last updated 2022

Related Licensing

There are a few licensing requirements that are state-wide and that you should meet.

However, there is no such thing as state HVAC certification or a statewide process for licensing electricians or contractors.

The regulations are not set and they may change from country to country, and from city to city. Even Chicago, the biggest city in Illinois, does not award specific HVAC licenses.

You can get licensed for a supervising electrician and for a Plumbers’ Apprentice and Plumbing Contractor.

That may come in useful. Continental testing administers the process instead of the city.

Business License

To run a business you need to register with the state. The registration process may be done online.

The registration process is good for your state taxes.

Some local authorities may require a business license; you should check that for the country or the city you wish to start a business in.

EPA Certification

If you wish to work with refrigerants, you are required to have the EPA Section 608 Certification.

This is set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA certification is mandatory in all 50 states.

This certification is supposed to guarantee that you as a technician know how to handle otentially dangerous chemicals, seal and recycle them.


Certification and licensing may not be mandatory, however, to be a top-paying HVAC technician you will have to have something that sets you apart from the other technicians.

Education in some of the official HVAC training centers will help you with that.

Here is a table with the best HVAC training centers in Illinois:

34 HVAC Schools in Illinois

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Black Hawk College1501 State Hwy. 78, Kewanne, IL 61443
College of Dupage22nd St & Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
College of Lake County19351 W. Washington, Grayslake, IL 60030
Coyne College330 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Elgin Community College1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123
Environmental Technical Institute1101 W. Thorndale Avenue, Itasca, IL 60143
Environmental Technical Institute13010 South Division Street, Blue Island, IL 60406
Gateway Technical College-Kenosha Campus3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144
Harper College1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067
HVAC Tech5401 W. 65th Street, 4th Floor, Bedford Park, IL 60638
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Illinois Central College1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635
John A. Logan College700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
Joliet Junior College1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431
Kankakee Community College100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901
Kennedy-King College6800 S. Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60621
Lake Land College5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938
Lincoln Land Community College5250 Shepherd Road, Box 19256, Springfield, IL 11111
Lincoln Trail College11220 State Hwy 1, Robinson, IL 62454
Midwest Technical Institute2731 Farmers Market Road, Springfield, IL 62707
Moraine Valley Community College10900 S. 88th Avenue, Palos Hills, IL 60465
Morton College3801 S. Central Avenue, Cicero, IL 60201
Oakton Community College1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Parkland College2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821
Prairie State College202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60411
Richland Community CollegeOne College Park, Decatur, IL 62521
Sauk Valley Community CollegeRoute 2, 173 Illinois, Dixon, IL 61021
Southwestern Illinois College/Belleville Campus2500 Carlyle Road, Belleville, IL 62221
Technology Center of Dupage301 South Swift Street, Addison, IL 60101
Triton College2000 5th Avenue, Bldg I-29, River Grove, IL 60139
Truman College-Technical Ctr/Occupational Prgms1200 West Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
Vatterott College501 N 3rd. Street, Quincy, IL 62301
Waubonsee Community CollegeRt 47 @ Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554


Illinois has no licensure processes through which you can acquire a HVAC license.

You will have to look at the requirements set by the city or country you wish to work in.

In any case, there are not many requirements you will need to meet.

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