Indiana doesn’t have state-level license requirements for its HVAC technicians and contractors.
Even so, it’s still best to know other certifications and licenses you may need to work in the state’s HVAC industry.
That’s why we provided some information you’ll need about becoming an HVAC technician in Indiana below.
HVAC Programs in Indiana
Working in the HVAC industry requires high technical skills and extensive knowledge.
So most aspirants will prefer enrolling in an approved HVAC program to learn the trade.
The table below lists some HVAC schools in Indiana that you can check out.
8 HVAC Schools in Indiana
|Ashworth College||6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092|
|AC/C TECH||4415 Forest Manor Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46226|
|ConTech Institute||811 Lindsey Street, Columbus, IN 47203|
|Fortis College | HVAC Training||9001 N. Wesleyan Rd, Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46268|
|HVAC Career Training Center||Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel..., IN 11111|
|hvacredu.net (Online Training)||P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844|
|Ivy Technical State College||50 Walnut St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025|
|Prosser School of Technology||4202 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN 47150|
In this line of work, you’ll eventually service and dispose of refrigerant-containing equipment.
So to ensure that you can safely and properly handle these, you need to get the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.
It has 4 types, and you can apply for any of them depending on the equipment you’ll work with the most.
To learn what type you’ll need to apply for, check out our guide to the EPA certification.
Even though there’s no state-level HVAC license, localities may have special regulations before you can provide HVAC services in the area.
For example, Indianapolis issues the following licenses through the Board of Heating and Cooling Examiners:
- Air Conditioning A
- Air Conditioning B
- Air Conditioning D
- High-pressure Steam
That’s why it’s recommended to check with the local government offices for any requirements that you need to meet.
HVAC technicians have become in demand in recent years in Indiana, with 7,090 employed as of May 2021 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As such, you can receive some of the best salary rates in the country.
The salary ranges between $29,830 and $76,220, with an average of $52,470 annually.
For your reference, the table below shows the salaries in 10 of Indiana’s cities.Annual Salary Range:
Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Indiana
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
|Fort Wayne, IN||570||$54,190||$26.05||$80,040||$36,280|
|Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN||190||$53,570||$25.76||$68,990||$35,440|
|Michigan City-La Porte, IN||100||$53,590||$25.77||$84,030||$34,580|
|South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI||360||$58,490||$28.12||$83,860||$37,080|
|Terre Haute, IN||120||$51,520||$24.77||$73,240||$36,470|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
HVAC Schools by City
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