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New York State is one of the few states that doesn’t issue a state-level license for its HVAC professionals.

However, some of its localities may require you to obtain one before working in the industry.

Read on below to learn more about what you need to do to work as an HVAC technician in NY state.

HVAC Programs in New York State

Being an HVAC technician requires technical skills, knowledge, and experience that you can get from an HVAC program or an apprenticeship.

Having these three will equip you for the duties attached to this profession.

To better prepare yourself, listed below are some of the accredited HVAC schools you can check out in the state.

23 HVAC Schools in New York

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Alfred State College-School of Applied Technology CampusS. Brooklyn Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895
Apex Technical School Inc.6345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Branford Hall Career Institute
Broome-Tioga-BOCES565 Johnson Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
Captial Region Career Technical School421 Upper Glenwood Road, Binghamton, NY 13905
Career and Technical Institute/Dutchess BOCES1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205
Dutchess Community College61 Page Park Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Harlem School of Technology53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Hudson Valley Community College215 W. 125th Streeet, New York, NY 10027
hvacredu.net (Online Training)80 Vanderburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Lincoln Technical InstituteMahwah & Union NJ, NY 11111
Mechanics' Institute20 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Mohawk Valley Community College1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501
Monroe Community College1000 E. Henrietta Road, Bldg 21, Rochester, NY 14623
Myers Education CenterHenning Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Suffolk County Community CollegeGrant Campus/Nesconset Bldg. 17, Long Island, NY 11111
SUNY @ Delhi2 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753
SUNY Canton-Camino Schl of Engineering Technology34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617
SUNY@Erie Community College-North Campus6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
TCI College of Technology320 W. 31st Street, New York City, NY 10001
The Refrigeration Institute545 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
The School of Technical Cooperative Education321 E. 96th Street, New York, NY 10128

EPA Certification

Under the Clean Air Act, HVAC technicians working with refrigerants have to obtain EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.

You can choose to get any of the 4 certification types as long as you meet its qualifications.

To learn which type fits your job service, read our guide to the EPA certification.

Local-level Licensing

Although there’s no state-level license, you may need to obtain one at the local level.

For example, New York City doesn’t require one, but if your service overlaps with related professions, then you must get that HVAC-related license.

So make sure you stay on top of the rules and regulations in the locality where you’ll be working.

Potential Salary

In New York State, HVAC technicians can earn the following as of May 2021 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Annual mean wage – $66,180
  • Low 10% – $37,520
  • Top 10% – $96,520

The table below shows the salaries in 10 of the state’s cities for your reference.

Annual Salary Range:
$37K
$66K
$96K

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in New York

City NameSalary
New York$56,541
Buffalo$44,687
Rochester$46,368
Yonkers$53,862
Syracuse$46,261
Albany$47,770
New Rochelle$45,385
Mount Vernon$53,839
Schenectady$47,304
Utica$44,747
* Salary information last updated 2022

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