Florida schools offering training programs for those wishing to pursue a career as an HVAC technician include HVAC Career Training Center, Fortis Institute & Fortis College, and Everest Institute. With locations in Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Tampa, Jacksonville, and more, the HVAC Career Training Center offers both live classes and online training in HVAC technology. Quite a few HVAC programs at Florida offer online study, and educational programs also typically offer hands-on training in addition to classroom study. Institutions in Florida offering HVAC programs often assist students in qualifying for state certification and in finding employment after academic study is completed.
The state of Florida has two different contractor licenses for those working in HVAC technology– an "A" and a "B" contractor licenses. HVAC certification in Florida is granted by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Applicants for certification must have at least four years combined HVAC experience through either work, an academic program, or both. There are two different exams that applicants must sit for, one of which focuses more on the business and financial aspects of offering HVAC services. The second exam tests applicants' knowledge of HVAC topics and consists of 130 questions. In addition to passing the exams, applicants must pay an exam fee, undergo a credit check, and be fingerprinted.
Salaries for HVAC Technician Jobs in Florida
Those working as HVAC technicians at Florida can expect to earn just over $40,000 each year on average. Hourly wages for HVAC technicians are typically around $21 per hour. HVAC technicians initially entering the workforce after training might expect to earn around $25,000 per year, but those who are established in their profession and have a great deal of experience can earn over $60,000 annually.
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HVAC Training Campuses in Florida
|Ashworth College | Online Training for HVAC||6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092||www.ashworthcollege.edu|
|Florida Career College||3750 West 18th Ave., Hialeah, FL 33012||hvaccareernow.com/school/8/FCC-Hialeah/19|
|Florida Career College||6600 Youngerman Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32244||hvaccareernow.com/school/9/FCC-Jacksonville/19|
|Florida Career College - Kendall||11731 Mills Drive Bldg #2, Miami, FL 33183||hvaccareernow.com/school/10/FCC-Kendall/19|
|Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes||3383 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319||hvaccareernow.com/school/11/FCC-Lauderdale-Lakes/19|
|Florida Career College - Margate||3271 N State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063||hvaccareernow.com/school/12/FCC-Margate/19|
|Florida Career College - Tampa||9950 Princess Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33619||hvaccareernow.com/school/20/FCC-Tampa/19|
|Florida Career College - West Palm Beach||6058 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33417||hvaccareernow.com/school/14/FCC-West-Palm-Beach/19|
|Florida Career College/Anthem - Orlando||989 North Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32807||hvaccareernow.com/school/15/FCC-Anthem-Orlando/19|
|Lincoln College of Technology - HVAC Career Training||West Palm Beach, FL 11111||hvaccareernow.com/school/41/Lincoln-College-Of-Technology-West-Palm-Beach/35|
|Academy of Construction Technologies Inc.||PO Box 592744, Orlando, FL 32859||www.actcareers.com|
|Advanced Tech Center||1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 11111||www.advancedtechcenter.org|
|Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Pipefitting Education Center||13201 NW 45th Avenue, Miami, FL 33054||airconditioningschool.com|
|Atlantic Tech Center||4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063||atlantictechcenter.com|
|Brevard Community College||1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922||NONE|
|Cam Technical School of Construction||16114 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33549||NONE|
|Central Florida Community College||3001 SW College Road, Ocala, FL 34474||www.cfcc.cc.fl.us|
|Daytona Beach Community College||1200 International Speed Blvd., Dayton Beach, FL 32120||www.dbcc.edu|
|DE Erwin Technical Center||2010 E. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610||NONE|
|Everest Institute | Train to be an HVAC Technician||111 NW 183rd St # 200, Miami, Orange Park and Tampa, FL 33169||hvac.everestcollege.edu/hvac-schools/?dmredirect=ISGCADEV|
|First Coast Tech Institute||980 Collins Avenue, St Augustine, FL 32084||www.fcti.org|
|Florida Community College @ Jacksonville||101 W. State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202||www.fccj.edu/prospective/programs|
|Fortis Institute & Fortis College | HVAC Training | 7 Locations in Florida||7 Locations in Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Largo, Mulberry, Palm Springs, Pensacola & Port St. Lucie, FL 33313||hvac.fortis.edu?csrc=hvacagent.com|
|G. Stone Area Vocational Tech Center||2400 Longleaf Drive, Pensacola, FL 32526||www.georgestonecenter.com|
|Gold Coast School of Construction||6600 SW 57th Avenue #500, Miami, FL 33143||www.goldcoastschools.com|
|Henry W Brewster Technical Center||2222 N Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602||www.brewstertech.org|
|HVAC Career Training Center||Multiple Locations in Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, W. Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, FL 33601||hvaccareernow.com/application/14|
|hvacredu.net (Online Training)||P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844||www.hvacredu.net|
|Indian River Community College||3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981||www.ircc.edu|
|Lake City Community College||149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025||www.lakecitycc.edu|
|Lee County High Tech Center||3800 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916||www.LeeSchool.net|
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center||750 NW 20th Street, Miami, FL 33127||www.lindsey.dadeschools.net|
|Lively Technical Center||500 North Appleyard Drive, Tallhassee, FL 32304||www.livelytech.com|
|Locklin Technical Center||5330 Berryhill Road, Milton, FL 32570||www.santarosa.k12.fl.us|
|Manatee Technical Institute||5603 34th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34210||www.fc.manatee.k12.fl.us|
|Marchman Educational Center||7825 Campus Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34653||www.mtec.pasco.k12.fl.us|
|Miami Central Senior High School||1781 NW 95 Street, Miami, FL 33033||none|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center||5780 NW 158th Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014||www.mlec.dadeschools.net|
|Mid Florida Tech||2900 West Oak Ridge, Orlando, FL 32809||www.ocps.net|
|Northeast High School||1717 54th Avenue North, St Petersburg, FL 33714||NONE|
|Okaloosa Applied Tech Center||1976 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547||www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us|
|Palm Beach Community College||4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461||NONE|
|Pinellas Tech'l Education Center-St. Petersburg Campus||901 34th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711||www.ptec.pinellas.k12.fl.us|
|Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater||6100 154th Ave North, Clearwater, FL 33760||www.ptec.pinellas.k12.fl.us|
|Ridge Career Center||7700 State Road 544, Winter Haven, FL 33881||www.schools.polk-fl.net/Ridge|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center||18180 SW 122nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33177||www.rmec.dadeschools.net|
|Saint Johns River Community College||5001 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177||www.sjrcc.edu|
|Santa Fe Community College/NW Campus||3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606||www.sfcc.edu|
|Sarasota County Technical Institute||4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34233||www.sarasotatech.org|
|Seminole Community College||100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773||www.seminole.cc.fl.us|
|Sheridan Technical||5400 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33201||www.sheridantechnical.com|
|South Florida Community College||600 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825||www.sfcc.cc.fl.us|
|Tallahassee Community College||444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304||www.tcc.fl.edu|
|Technical Education Center-Osceola||501 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744||www.teco.osceola.k12.fl.us|
|Traviss Career Center||3225 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803||www.traviss.edu|
|University of Central Florida||Millican Hall, Suite 230, Orlando, FL 32816||www.mmae.ucf.edu|
|University of Florida||Frazier Rogers Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611||www.ufl.edu|
|Washington-Holmes Technical Center||757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428||www.whtc.us|
|Westside Tech||955 East Story Road, Winter Garden, FL 32547||www.westside.ocps.net|
|Withlacoochee Technical Institute||1201 W. Main Street, Inverness, FL 34450||www.wtionline.cc|