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Utah has a growing HVAC industry, with 4,750 employed as of May 2021 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Because of this growth, the industry can provide stable and secure jobs and competitive salaries.

So if you’re a highly technical person, then you may want to consider an HVAC career.

On this page, you’ll learn how you can work as an HVAC professional in Utah.

HVAC Program in Utah

To start your HVAC career, you need to get proper education and practical experience first.

By doing so, you can acquire the competencies to work in the trade, which employers prefer.

  • Technical know-how of the HVAC work
  • Understanding of the federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes
  • Related professions with common work with HVAC
  • And more

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

10 HVAC Schools in Utah

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Bridgerland Applied Technology College1301 N 600 West, Logan, UT 84321
Davis Applied Technology College550 E 300 South, Kaysville, UT 84037
Dixie Applied Technology College/DXATC55 S. 900 E., St. George, UT 84770
Fortis College | HVAC Training3949 South 700 East, Suite 150, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
HVAC Career Training Center - UtahSalt Lake City, Provo, Orem, Ogden, Layton, UT 11111
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Ogden-Weber Applied Tech Center559 E. Ave Lane, Ogden, UT 84404
Salt Lake Community College/Skills CenterPO Box 30808, Salt Lake City, UT 84130
Utah Valley State College800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058

How to Get Licensed in Utah

Utah doesn’t have state-level licenses for HVAC apprentices and technicians, provided they’ll work under a licensed contractor.

HVAC contractors will have their licenses issued by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL).

DOPL will issue the following specialty contractor licenses:

  • S350 HVAC Contractor
    • Fabricates and installs complete warm air heating, AC, and ventilation systems
    • Includes the scopes of practice in the following subclassifications:
      • S351 Refrigeration Air Conditioning Contractor
        • Fabricates and installs AC ventilating systems to control air temperatures below 50 degrees
      • S352 Evaporative Cooling Contractor
        • Fabricates and installs equipment to cool the air temperature employing evaporation of liquid
      • S353 Warm Air Heating Contractor
        • Layouts, fabricates, and installs sheet metal, gas piping, and furnace equipment for a complete warm air heating and ventilating system
      • S354 Radon Mitigation Contractor
        • Layouts, fabricates, and installs the radon mitigation system
        • It will only be part of the HVAC contractor’s scope of practice if the work is directly performed by an employee certified by the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) or National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP)
  • S360 Refrigeration
    • Constructs and/or installs refrigeration equipment
    • Connects electrical devices to a junction box provided for that device and electrical circuitry of up to 50 volts

Application Requirements for Licensure

To qualify for the license, you must have…

  • At least 2 years or 4,000 hours of experience in the chosen classification within the past 10 years
  • Completed the 25-hour pre-licensure course from an approved providers
  • Also held a current NRSB or NEHA-NRPP certificate (for S354 Radon Mitigation Contractor applicants)

To apply, you must submit to DOPL the following:

  • Designate a Qualifier (one qualifier for each specialty license)
  • Completed application forms
    • Application for Contractor’s License
    • Completed Qualifier Application 
  • Pay the required fees
    • First specialty license – $210
    • Additional specialty license – $175
    • Additional qualifier – $50
  • Proof of verified experience
  • Business registration with the UT Division of Corporations (for entities only)
  • If you’re an entity, provide your Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service
  • If you’re a sole proprietor, provide your Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Obtain a certificate of insurance with the following coverage:
    • At least $100,000 per incident
    • At least $300,000 aggregate
  • If you plan to hire employees, provide the following:
    • Certificate of workers compensation insurance
    • State withholding tax registration from the UT State Tax Commission
    • Unemployment registration from the UT Department of Workforce Services
  • If you have any disciplinary actions or convictions, provide the following:
    • Your full explanation
    • Necessary supplemental documents

Note:
DOPL no longer requires HVAC contractors to take the business and law exam and the trade exam.

Renewal Requirements

Your license will expire on November 30 every odd-numbered year.

To renew, you must complete the following:

  • Complete and submit a license renewal application via the online portal
  • Pay the required renewal fee
  • Complete 6 hours of continuing education
    • 3 hours of core education (business and law)
    • 3 hours of trade education

EPA Certification

The Environmental Protection Agency requires all technicians working with refrigerants to obtain the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.

Getting one will prove that you know how to properly and safely handle refrigerant-containing equipment.

It has 4 certification types:

  • Type I
  • Type II
  • Type III
  • Universal

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

Potential Salary

Like most professions, your salary will vary, depending on several factors (e.g., experience, skills, workplace).

As of May 2021, HVAC technicians in Utah can earn an annual average salary of $50,320 per BLS.

If you’re a new technician, you can get up to $29,880 a year.

Meanwhile, if you’re an expert technician, you can reach more than $75,980.

The table below shows the salaries in 10 of the state’s cities that you can use as reference.

Annual Salary Range:
$29K
$50K
$75K

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Utah

City NameSalary
Salt Lake City$44,320
West Valley City$44,971
Provo$42,428
Sandy$44,198
Orem$42,428
Ogden$43,177
West Jordan$39,067
Layton$43,015
Taylorsville$41,163
St. George$47,896
* Salary information last updated 2022

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