HVAC Classes in Missouri (Top Schools)

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The state of Missouri is one of the states that so not require a license for HVAC technicians.

However, there are other registrations, and rules you have to abide by.

You may even consider acquiring education through HVAC training programs in order to further your career.

Salary

As a HVAC technician you can earn about $22 per hour.

However, as your experience and skills grow so does your salary, and once you have an edge over the other technicians your salary can be as much as $75,000.

Here is a table of salaries in the ten largest cities in Missouri:

Annual Salary Range:
$39K
$45K
$75K

Average Salaries of Welders in Missouri

City NameSalary
Kansas City$45,931
St. Louis$46,009
Springfield$45,060
Independence$45,881
Columbia$45,552
St. Joseph$45,495
Lee's Summit$45,757
St. Charles$45,759
St. Peters$45,659
Florissant$45,934
* Salary information last updated 2019

Bond Requirement

It is recommended that you have these bonds by the state of Missouri.

This is because the insurance agency would then cover contractor performance, license and permit bonds, and financial guarantee bonds, among others.

Local Requirements

The local governments have the authority to make it obligatory for you to meet additional requirements.

That is how St. Louis has its special requirements.

If you wish to be a HVAC contractor in St. Louis you need to be exempted from older laws and have at least 3 years of work experience in the industry.

You must file an application and a certificate of insurance.

In this state an HVAC servicer-installer is a person who employs journeyman, but if you have your own business, you can be a journeyman.

Similarly, if you want to become a journeyman HVAC servicer-installer in St. Louis, you need to have 7,500 hours of work.

This means work on residential units up to 5 tons of cooling or 150,000 BTU of heating.

EPA Certification

In the whole of the United States federal law must be followed and it says that in order to work with refrigerants you must have the EPA certification.

There are different types of certification, do check which one fits your area of work best.

The Environmental Protection Agency Section 608 will determine whcih level you need ased on the type of equipment you service.

EPA Section 609 is needed to service air conditioning in motor vehicles.

Schools

You might want to consider completing an official HVAC training at one of the schools that offer approved HVAC programs.

This will not only make sure that you attain the knowledge and skills needed, but also that you gain valuable experience and further your career.

Here is a table of schools that offer approved HVAC programs in Missouri:

24 Top 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
Vatterott College8955 E. 38th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64129
Vatterott College3925 Industrial Drive, St. Ann, MO 63074
Vatterott College927 E. Terra Lane, OFallon, MO 63366
Vatterott College - Springfield, Missouri Campus3850 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

Conclusion

With an annual average of $44,000 a career of a HVAC technician is a lucrative one.

If you are thinking of becoming a HVAC technician in Missouri there was never a better time!

Just make sure that you follow the local regulation, as well as licensing requirements.

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