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Certificate - HVACR Apprenticeship

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HVACR apprentices are tradesmen specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning/refrigeration systems. Work may include installing, servicing and repairing heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments. Apprentices usually begin by assisting experienced technicians with such tasks as carrying materials, insulating refrigerant lines or cleaning furnaces. In time, they move on to more difficult tasks such as cutting and soldering pipes and checking electrical and electronic circuits. This trade is regulated by the State of Maryland and the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council formulates apprenticeship policies and registers standards. 

Occupational Requirements 

To register for apprenticeship training, you must be employed by a licensed HVACR company and be sponsored by that company for training or find employment by the start of the second year. You must also be at least 18 years of age and have good reading and writing skills and computer experience. 

Information Unique to the Training

This training is presented in partnership with the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland (HACC MD) and approved by the Maryland State Apprenticeship and Training Council.

For more information about HACC MD and this training, contact Stephanie Anderson at sanderson@haccmd.org or 410-431-8889. You must be accepted into the apprentice program by the HACC MD. 


Courses to Complete

  • Prerequisites 
  • Core Courses
    VOC-315 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 1: Part 1
    VOC-316 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 1: Part 2
    VOC-357 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 2: Part 1
    VOC-358 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 2: Part 2
    VOC-405 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 3: Part 1
    VOC-406 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 3: Part 2
    VOC-231 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 4: Part 1
    VOC-232 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 4: Part 2

Approximate Number of Hours 

630 classroom hours (157 hours per year)
8,000 on-the-job training hours

Approximate Training Cost*

Varies based on the agreement you have with your employer.

Licensure/Certification Earned

Upon successful completion of this training, you are awarded an HVACR Journeyman's license.


Estimated Hourly Wage**


*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are estimates only and are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also provides more occupational information.