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What are the licensing requirements for HVAC technicians?

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Each state has different requirements for HVAC technicians to receive a license, but some common certifications that technicians must have are the North American Technician Excellence certification, HVAC Excellence certification and EPA 608 certification. Many states require HVAC technicians to get a general or mechanical contractor license. Some states, such as Missouri, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, require no license.

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For most states, license requirements include past supervised experience, proof of insurance and the ability to pass exams. Most states require a fee to obtain a license and an annual renewal fee.

While the North American Technician Excellence isn't required to become an HVAC technician, it is a generally recognized certification among professionals. The EPA 608 certification is required by all people who have access to refrigerants, and professionals cannot purchase refrigerants without it.

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