How do you get a HVAC Certification?
Most employers require that their technicians have EPA certifications in order to ensure that employees understand the safe handling of various refrigerants. In order to get the knowledge necessary for certifications, HVAC technicians either enroll in a school or college that focuses on HVAC training, or spend years as an HVAC apprentice.
Schools like MIAT College of Technology provide various certifications, as well as hands on instruction to help HVAC students gain an entry level position in the field. The HVAC certifications that MIAT offers include:
- EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling Certification including Core, Type I, Type II, Type III, of the Federal Clean Air Act Section – 608 (EPA examinations administered by ESCO on campus)
- EEO Respect and Anti-Harassment
- North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Core exams
- OSHA 10 General construction
Employers are demanding that their entry level employees have the basic understanding of systems, as well as the soft skills needed to deal with customers. HVAC technicians work directly with people, and must understand the basics of good customer service. MIAT College of Technology helps to prepare students to work in a professional customer-oriented environment.
MIAT College of Technology’s HVACR certificate program lasts 9 months for full-time students, provided there are no interruptions. HVACR students can quickly become certified and learn the science of heating and air conditioning, safety procedures, the tools and techniques needed to install and maintain systems, and the fundamentals of customer service.
If you are interested in becoming a certified HVAC technician, contact MIAT College of Technology for a campus tour.