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
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.
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.
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
|Ashworth College||6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092|
|Black Hawk College||1501 State Hwy. 78, Kewanne, IL 61443|
|College of Dupage||22nd St & Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137|
|College of Lake County||19351 W. Washington, Grayslake, IL 60030|
|Coyne College||330 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607|
|Elgin Community College||1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123|
|Environmental Technical Institute||1101 W. Thorndale Avenue, Itasca, IL 60143|
|Environmental Technical Institute||13010 South Division Street, Blue Island, IL 60406|
|Gateway Technical College-Kenosha Campus||3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144|
|Harper College||1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067|
|HVAC Tech||5401 W. 65th Street, 4th Floor, Bedford Park, IL 60638|
|hvacredu.net (Online Training)||P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844|
|Illinois Central College||1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635|
|John A. Logan College||700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918|
|Joliet Junior College||1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431|
|Kankakee Community College||100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901|
|Kennedy-King College||6800 S. Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60621|
|Lake Land College||5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938|
|Lincoln Land Community College||5250 Shepherd Road, Box 19256, Springfield, IL 11111|
|Lincoln Trail College||11220 State Hwy 1, Robinson, IL 62454|
|Midwest Technical Institute||2731 Farmers Market Road, Springfield, IL 62707|
|Moraine Valley Community College||10900 S. 88th Avenue, Palos Hills, IL 60465|
|Morton College||3801 S. Central Avenue, Cicero, IL 60201|
|Oakton Community College||1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016|
|Parkland College||2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821|
|Prairie State College||202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60411|
|Richland Community College||One College Park, Decatur, IL 62521|
|Sauk Valley Community College||Route 2, 173 Illinois, Dixon, IL 61021|
|Southwestern Illinois College/Belleville Campus||2500 Carlyle Road, Belleville, IL 62221|
|Technology Center of Dupage||301 South Swift Street, Addison, IL 60101|
|Triton College||2000 5th Avenue, Bldg I-29, River Grove, IL 60139|
|Truman College-Technical Ctr/Occupational Prgms||1200 West Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640|
|Vatterott College||501 N 3rd. Street, Quincy, IL 62301|
|Waubonsee Community College||Rt 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.