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Top HVAC Training Schools in Miami

Careers in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry are taking off across the country. In Miami, Florida, where nearly 400,000 people live, the need for HVAC technicians to serve residential and business customers has never been greater. In response, more accredited HVAC training programs are opening their doors for interested HVAC students. Interested students can find accredited HVAC programs at vocational schools, community colleges and even online.
When choosing any type of educational program, it's important to find out their accreditation status. Accredited programs in the Miami area will be approved through one or more of these organizations:

The Florida Department of Education.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Accredited Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACIC).

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

HVAC Certification in Miami

HVAC certification in Florida is governed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation which falls under the Florida Construction and Licensing Board. Before licensing, all HVAC candidates need to complete an HVAC certification training program. The type of degree or certificate earned determines the level of job the candidate may hold.

Additionally, HVAC candidates must pass an HVAC competency exam which determines the type of HVAC jobs they may hold. Registration licenses are granted to HVAC candidates taking a local HVAC competency exam. These technicians can work in local or regional locations. Candidates passing a state-sponsored HVAC exam may work throughout the state. HVAC technicians working with ozone-depleting refrigerants must also pass the EPA Section 608 exam.

Salaries and Benefits for HVAC Jobs in Miami

Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 report indicates the national average for entry level HVAC earnings is $43,640 annually with jobs in the field expected to grow 21% between 2012-2022. In Florida, the average annual salary for HVAC technicians 2013 was $40,000 for all posted listings. As this occupation grows, salaries are also expected to rise. A recent top 10 study from Emerson Climate Technologies place Florida as the #3 state for HVAC-Refrigerant jobs in 2013 due to the demand in the state for year-round cooling.

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