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Published on September 29th, 2016 | by Guest


Do You Know the Difference between HVAC Certificate and HVAC License?

For both the businesspersons engaged in working with HVAC and people who are not experts in this area, it is common knowledge that HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) is a significant part of versatile residential structures (single family homes, apartments, buildings, various facilities, etc.). Therefore, working with this technological system, essential for a broad variety of facilities to function normally, is quite responsible. Thus, one requires undergoing special training as well as having particular skills in order to obtain a permission to work with HVAC through a certificate or license. However, certificates and licenses often tend to be mistaken. Therefore, the aim of this article is to try to determine what the difference between the two of them actually is.

HVAC Certification

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Apart from being responsible and essential for providing residential structures with satisfactory conditions, HVAC career is highly varied. Since it may consist of many aspects, some of them including refrigerating, all of these aspects require attaining their own needs and licenses. HVAC certificates and licenses are definitely included in that account. Firstly, one should be able to distinguish them one from the other. The term HVAC Certificate stands for the documents that give the accreditation to work with HVAC. These documents vary from each other, which depends on the particular coaching one has undergone to obtain them. Holding a certificate tends to be prior to obtaining an HVAC license. Since each state has its own licensing requirements, it is advisable that one is acquainted with the ones in their state in order to attain the right certification. After doing so, to get the HVAC certificate, one needs to undergo a suitable coaching and suitable lessons. However, ahead of taking part in specialized training, one must be educated in the field of HVAC, which means having a large university diploma or at least a GED diploma is necessary. Having such a document as a proof of your expertise is essential for the admittance to the majority of accredited HVAC instruction plans. After one made sure one reaches the mentioned conditions, one may take part in a particular program that trains one for setting up and restoring HVAC, which is a step forward to getting a certification and being licensed afterwards. There is a broad range of packages that educate about and train one for working with HVAC, all of them quite effective. Various institutions offer such packages – they are available at different colleges and faculties. They can also be found on certain websites, being equally appropriate as the ones available at the educational facilities mentioned. Besides, the individuals who join the Armed Forces also have an open opportunity to take up a specialized training in HVAC area.

The type of certification one decides to go for depends on their working preferences and previous experience. Naturally, the ones with more experience, for example, those who have encountered the setup of HVAC and who have at least two years of service behind them will have many more opportunities and a way broader range of different certifications to choose from. Moreover, before applying for taking part in a certain certification program, one must make sure to check which license has accepted by their state. Therefore, they need to choose the program that will provide them with the right certification that can lead to getting the suitable license afterwards. After completing all these steps, it is the time to apply for a program providing the desired certification. Before doing so, it is good to know that such programs may last from six months to about two years. Having completed such a program, the student will be given a certificate or an associate’s diploma.

HVAC License

To become an accredited HVAC provider, in some states, one will need to obtain a suitable license after completing the process of coaching successfully and earning a certification. As it was previously explained, the type of license one may get depends on the type of the coaching one has undergone and the certification one holds. After getting a certification, the next step is to pass a license examination. These examinations relatively vary from one place to another. What is common for all of them is that they mostly focus on the expertise of all the factors of installation and fixing HVAC programs. Nonetheless, some of them require the applicant to have the knowledge of electrical codes. In addition, if one’s career is to include working with refrigerators as well, that will require different certifications and the conditions such as mathematics, physics and electronic drawing.

If HVAC occupation consists of contractor providers, there are additional and special licenses to be obtained. The requirements for a contactor provider include being at least at the age of eighteen, having a command of English and four years of experience in warm heating.


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