Find local heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration courses by visiting websites such as Trade-Schools.net and HVACTrainingClasses.net. For example, visit the Trade-Schools.net home page, and select the link for Skilled Trades Schools and then HVAC Schools. This page loads career information, offers a search engine that locates HVAC schools by ZIP code, and provides a list of featured schools, such as Kaplan Career Institute, along with links to each school website. Visit these schools' websites to search for nearby campuses.
Visit the HVACTrainingClasses.net website to search for local schools, read an overview of obtaining HVAC training, learn how to obtain a certificate, and determine the required licensing and prerequisite courses that are needed. This website also discusses financial aid availability and the option for taking online training courses.
Some schools offer online training and certificate programs for HVAC prospect students, eliminating the need for a local campus. The Penn Foster Career School offers a program that students can complete online in as little as five months, as of 2015. The Penn Foster website provides sample lessons and curriculum details, and discusses state required licenses. This course makes students eligible to take the Environmental Protection Agency's exam for certification, and also provides a voucher for the exam, along with registration forms and a preparatory manual.