HVAC Classes in Minnesota (Top Schools)

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HVAC technicians in Minnesota are in luck! You do not need to obtain any kind of licensing in order to work in the industry.

However, there are certain rules and codes you have to follow. Read on to obtain all the necessary information.

Salary

The salaries of HVAC technicians depend on may things.

Not only are they different from state to state and from city to city, but they depend on what you have to offer as a HVAC technician – knowledge, skills, licenses, etc.

Here is a table of salaries you can expect in the ten largest cities in Minnesota.

Annual Salary Range:
$37K
$42K
$56K

Average Salaries of Welders in Minnesota

City NameSalary
Minneapolis$49,765
St. Paul$49,765
Duluth$44,228
Rochester$45,163
Bloomington$42,878
Brooklyn Park$48,037
Plymouth$42,187
Eagan$42,406
Coon Rapids$44,485
Burnsville$49,625
* Salary information last updated 2019

Contractor Requirements

If you are planning to be a HVAC contractor in the state of Minnesota, here is what you need to know.

You will be called a mechanical contractor; and you must take out a $25,000 bond.

The bond is to be filled with the state, and the fee of filling it is $15.

The bond is valid in all states, and applies to gas piping, heating, ventilation, cooling, air conditioning, fuel burning or refrigeration work.

In addition to that make sure that you have the right business licenses.

If you want your business to have fictitious name, you will need to supply additional paperwork.

That is, if you want to work under another name rather than your own, there is extra paperwork.

Local Requirements

Cities and counties are entitled to set their own requirements regarding HVAC technicians and their work.

That is how Minneapolis and St. Paul require a certificate of competency.

You can obtain that certificate through examination, both at the journey and master levels.

To be eligible for examination, you need to fill out an application, as well as submit a notarized approval from masters you have worked under that certifies your experience in the field.

Other counties may have different requirements altogether.

This is why you should check the requirements at appropriate offices in the area where you would like to work.

EPA Certificate

Under the federal law anyone who hopes to work with measuring, recharging or recovering refrigerants needs to acquire the EPA certification pursuant to the Section 608 from the EPA.

Schools

To prepare for your EPA certification, as well as practical challenges you may meet at work you may want to complete an official training.

Here is a table of schools that offer approved HVAC programs in the state of Minnesota.

17 Top HVAC Schools in Minnesota

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Anoka-Tech College1355 W. Hwy 10, Anoka, MN 55303
Century College3300 Century Avenue North, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Dunwoody College of Technology818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Hennepin Technical College-Eden Prairie Campus13100 College View Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Hennipin Technical College-Brooklyn Park Campus9000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Hibbing Community College1515 East 25th Street, Hibbing, MN 55746
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Minneapolis Community & Technical College1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Minnesota State College SE Tech308 Pioneer Road, Red Wing, MN 55066
Minnesota State Community & Tech CollegePO Box 566, Wadena, MN 56482
Minnesota West Community & Technical College-Pipestone Campus1314 N Hiawatha, Pipestone, MN 56164
Northland Community & Technical College2022 Central Avenue NE, East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Northwest Technical College905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, MN 56601
South Central Technical College1920 Lee Blvd., N. Mankato, MN 56003
St. Cloud Technical College1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56301
St. Paul Community College235 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Conclusion

If you are pursuing a career in the HVAC industry in Minnesota then you do not need to obtain a license.

However, make sure that you are meeting the local requirements, as well as the federal law.

With HVAC training and furthering your career you might become the best earning HVAC technician.

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