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Every household and building has HVAC/R systems installed and maintained.

That’s one of the reasons why HVAC technicians are highly in demand in the country.

We need their professional services to ensure that our climate control systems are working properly.

If you want to become an HVAC technician in North Dakota, then read on to learn more.

HVAC Programs in North Dakota

The HVAC industry has high demands for its professionals.

Every HVAC apprentice, technician, and contractor must have…

  • Technical know-how of the trade
  • Understanding of the federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes
  • Ability to read and implement blueprints
  • And more

As such, many would enroll in approved HVAC programs to have proper trade training and experience.

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

9 HVAC Schools in North Dakota

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Bismarck State College1500 Edwards Ave, Bismarck, ND 58506
Cankdeska Cikana Community College214 1st Ave, Fort Totten, ND 58335
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Minnesota State Community & Tech CollegePO Box 566, Wadena, MN 56482
Minnesota State Community/Technical-Moorhead1900 28th Avenue S., Moorhead, MN 56560
North Dakota State College800 6th Street North, Wahpeton, ND 58076
North Dakota State College of Science, Fargo1305 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
University of North DakotaGrand Forks, ND 58203

How to Get Licensed in North Dakota

In North Dakota, HVAC apprentices, technicians, and contractors don’t need to have state-level licenses.

However, if the contractor takes on a project worth $4,000 or more, then you must get the ND Contractor License.

It has 4 classes:

  • Class A – for projects over $500,000
  • Class B – for projects up to $500,000
  • Class C – for projects up to $300,000
  • Class D – for projects up to $100,000

These will be issued by the ND Secretary of State.

Application Requirements for Licensing

To obtain the license, you need to meet and submit the following to the ND Secretary of State:

  • Business registration with the ND Secretary of State
  • Completed Contractor License Application online
  • Payment of the applicable license fee
    • Class A – $450
    • Class B – $300
    • Class C – $225
    • Class D – $100
  • Provide a copy of the certificate of liability insurance
  • Provide a statement from the Workforce Safety and Insurance
  • Other licenses and/or permits as required by law

Renewal Requirements

Your license will expire on March 1 of every year.

To renew, you need to complete and submit the following to the ND Secretary of State:

  • Completed Contractor License Renewal online application, which includes the following:
    • List of completed projects over $25,000 per job during the past year in the state
    • Nature of work of each project
    • Certification that you’ve submitted all payroll taxes at the time of renewal, such as:
      • ND income tax
      • Worker’s compensation premiums
      • Unemployment insurance premiums
  • Payment of the applicable renewal fee
    • Class A – $90
    • Class B – $60
    • Class C – $45
    • Class D – $30
  • Provide a copy of the certificate of liability insurance

EPA Certification

The Environmental Protection Agency obligates technicians who service refrigerant-containing equipment to be certified.

That’s because refrigerants are hazardous chemicals that could deplete the ozone layer.

So having the EPA Certification Section 608 Technician Certification ensures you can properly and safely handle them.

To learn how you can get certified, check out our guide to the EPA certification.

Potential Salary

HVAC technicians in North Dakota can enjoy competitive salaries according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here’s the salary information as of May 2021:

  • Annual mean wage – $63,830
  • 10th percentile – $38,750
  • 90th percentile – $94,000

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

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in North Dakota

City NameSalary
Grand Forks$40,812
West Fargo$43,653
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Bismarck, ND160$59,710$28.71$81,110$40,520
Fargo, ND-MN340$63,140$30.36$81,820$40,130
Grand Forks, ND-MN90$61,380$29.51$81,130$39,950
* 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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