HVAC Tech Classes in Montana (Top Schools)

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In Montana, HVAC technicians can start working in the industry without a license.

However, the state has provided regulations for those who want to become HVAC contractors.

On this page, you’ll learn what these regulations are and other important details to be part of the HVAC industry in Montana.

HVAC Programs in Montana

While there’s no state-level HVAC license, you do need to have sufficient educational training and field experience to work in this industry.

That’s because of two reasons:

  • Servicing and managing HVAC systems requires high technical skills
  • Employers prefer to employ HVAC technicians and apprentices who completed an approved HVAC program

So check out the list of schools below to find the one that best fits your budget and schedule.

5 HVAC Schools in Montana

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Flathead Valley Community Clge/Kalispell Campus777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Montana State University-Billings3803 Central Avenue, Billings, MT 59102
Univ. of Montana-College of Technology3639 S. Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801

HVAC Contractor Requirements

The state doesn’t require nor issue a license for HVAC contractors, but it does have a few regulations.

If you are to start a business, you must register with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

For sole proprietors, you need to get the Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate.

For corporations, you need to get the Construction Contractor Registration.

EPA Certification

Under the EPA Section 608, all technicians working with refrigerants must be certified.

There are 4 types of certification that you can get, and you can choose the type that you’ll be working with most.

You can learn more about this in detail in our guide to the EPA certification.

Local-level Licensing

Aside from the EPA certification, the locality where you’ll be working may have further requirements before you can provide HVAC services.

So you should check with them if there are any special requirements you need to meet.

Potential Salary

The HVAC profession is one of the most stable careers you can find due to it requiring high technical skills.

As such, your potential earnings can range between $29,000 to $75,000 annually (Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2021).

On average, you can get $52,250 annually.

Here are the salaries that you can expect to get in 10 of Montana’s cities.

Annual Salary Range:
$29K
$52K
$75K

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Montana

City NameSalary
Billings$44,751
Missoula$38,621
Great Falls$40,523
Butte-Silver Bow$38,621
Bozeman$38,621
Helena$39,322
Kalispell$41,471
Havre$39,812
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County$38,621
Miles City$44,050
* Salary information last updated 2022
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