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The state of Missouri is one of the states that doesn’t require a license for HVAC technicians.

Despite this, there is other information you need to know to provide HVAC services in the state.

Read on to learn more about them.

HVAC Programs in Missouri

In the HVAC industry, fundamental knowledge and skills are vital factors you need to get employed.

So, you should acquire the appropriate educational training and field experience.

Listed below are some of the accredited HVAC schools in Missouri that you can check out.

20 HVAC Schools in Missouri

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
American Trade School9510 Page Avenue, St Louis, MO 63132
Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center1080 S. Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
East Central CollegePO Box 529, Union, MO 63084
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center614 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MS 64024
Herndon Career Center10322 E 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO 64138
Hillyard Technical Center3434 Faraon, St. Joseph, MO 64506
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Jefferson CollegePO Box 1000, Hillsboro, MO 63050
Linn State Technical College1 Technology Drive, Linn, MO 65051
MCC-Business & Tech College1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64120
Midwest Institute (Earth City, MO)4260 Shoreline Drive, Earth City, MO 63045
Midwest Institute (Fenton, MO)964 S Highway Drive, Fenton, MO 63026
Nichols Career Center605 Union Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Northland Career Center1801 Branch Street, Platte City, MO 64079
Ozarks Technical Community College1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802
Ranken Technical College4431 Finney Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113
Rolla Technical Institute/Center1304 E. 10th Street, Rolla, MO 65401
South Central Career Center610 East Olden, West Plains, MO 65775
Special School District12110 Clayton Road, Town & Country, MO 63131

EPA Certification

Due to the Clean Air Act, every technician who works with refrigerants must obtain the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.

There are 4 types of certification, and you’ll only get the type that you’ll work with the most.

Learn more about these types and everything else in our guide to EPA certification.

Local-level Licensing

Missouri may not have a state-level HVAC license but its localities do.

Most often, for you to work, you must meet the requirements where you’ll be working.

Usually, these requirements include classroom training and field experience.

For example, in St. Louis, aspiring HVAC technicians must satisfy the following before they can take the county competency exam:

  • At least 7,500 hours of field experience
  • Complete 4-year apprenticeship, with 7,500 hours of combined on-the-job training and classroom instruction

For aspiring HVAC contractors, some of the qualifications include:

  • At least 3 years of field experience
  • State-registered business
  • Certificate of insurance (worker’s compensation, unemployment, etc.)
  • Surety bond

Potential Salary

As of May 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that HVAC technicians in Missouri can earn an average of $52,920 annually.

The low 10% can earn as much as $35,240, while the top 10% can earn as much as $77,590.

Below, you’ll find the salaries in 10 of the state’s largest cities.

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Missouri

City NameSalary
Kansas City$45,931
St. Louis$46,009
St. Joseph$45,495
Lee's Summit$45,757
St. Charles$45,759
St. Peters$45,659
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL150$55,920$26.89$82,970$31,660
Columbia, MO260$55,160$26.52$75,170$30,420
Jefferson City, MO200$53,450$25.7$80,190$29,180
Joplin, MO180$50,770$24.41$73,420$29,640
Kansas City, MO-KS2,850$64,680$31.09$98,150$36,190
St. Joseph, MO-KS120$61,470$29.55$94,900$34,960
St. Louis, MO-IL3,570$62,250$29.93$98,320$35,450
Springfield, MO670$55,030$26.46$78,800$30,000
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, OCC 49-9021, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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