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
|Ashworth College||6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092|
|American Trade School||9510 Page Avenue, St Louis, MO 63132|
|Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center||1080 S. Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703|
|East Central College||PO Box 529, Union, MO 63084|
|Excelsior Springs Area Career Center||614 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MS 64024|
|Herndon Career Center||10322 E 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO 64138|
|Hillyard Technical Center||3434 Faraon, St. Joseph, MO 64506|
|hvacredu.net (Online Training)||P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844|
|Jefferson College||PO Box 1000, Hillsboro, MO 63050|
|Linn State Technical College||1 Technology Drive, Linn, MO 65051|
|MCC-Business & Tech College||1775 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 Center||605 Union Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101|
|Northland Career Center||1801 Branch Street, Platte City, MO 64079|
|Ozarks Technical Community College||1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802|
|Ranken Technical College||4431 Finney Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113|
|Rolla Technical Institute/Center||1304 E. 10th Street, Rolla, MO 65401|
|South Central Career Center||610 East Olden, West Plains, MO 65775|
|Special School District||12110 Clayton Road, Town & Country, MO 63131|
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.
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
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