Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires HVAC/R technicians in all states to pass the EPA 608 national exam for handling refrigerant, which M State students will have when they graduate. Some states do not regulate licensing, but there may be requirements at the local level. If a state does not regulate licensure, it has been determined M State’s HVAC/R program meets the state requirements.

State State Licensing Board or Department State Licensing Requirements Notes
Alabama Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Not determined  
Alaska Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Not determined  
American Samoa   Not determined  
Arizona Arizona Registrar of Contractors Not determined  
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing Not determined  
California California Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board Not determined  
Colorado N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Not determined  
Delaware Delaware Division of Professional Regulation Not determined  
District of Columbia   Not determined  
Florida Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Not determined  
Georgia Georgia State Board of Conditioned Air Contractors Not determined  
Guam   Not determined  
Hawaii Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing Division Not determined  
Idaho Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses Not determined  
Illinois N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Indiana N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Iowa Iowa Department of Public Health, Plumbing, and Mechanical Systems Board Not determined  
Kansas N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction Not determined  
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Contractors Not determined  
Maine N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Maryland Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Not determined  
Massachusetts Massachusetts Division of Occupational Licensure Boards of Registration Not determined  
Michigan Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, Mechanical Division Not determined  
Minnesota N/A Meets Minnesota does not have state licensure requirements for mechanical contractors, therefore it is determined this program meets the state licensure requirements.
Mississippi Mississippi State Board of Contractors Not determined  
Missouri N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Montana N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Nebraska N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Nevada Nevada State Contractors Board Not determined  
New Hampshire N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
New Jersey New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors Not determined  
New Mexico New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Not determined  
New York N/A Meets  
North Carolina North Carolina State Board of Refrigeration Contractors Not determined  
North Dakota N/A Meets There are no state requirements other than the EPA608 national certification to handle refrigerant, which students will have before graduating from the program, therefore it is determined this program meets the state licensure requirements.
Northern Mariana Islands   Not determined  
Ohio Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board Not determined  
Oklahoma Oklahoma Construction Industries Board Not determined  
Oregon Oregon Construction Industries Board Not determined  
Pennsylvania N/A Meets  
Puerto Rico   Not determined  
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Not determined  
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations Not determined  
South Dakota N/A Meets There are no state requirement other than the EPA608 national certification to handle refrigerant, which students will have before graduating from the program, therefore it is determined this program meets the state licensure requirements.
Tennessee Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors Not determined  
Texas Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board Not determined  
US Virgin Islands   Not determined  
Utah Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Not determined  
Vermont N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Virginia Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Not determined  
Washington Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Not determined  
West Virginia West Virginia Department of Commerce Division of Labor Not determined  
Wisconsin N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.
Wyoming N/A Meets This state does not regulate licensure, therefore the college's program meets requirements. Students are encouraged to research if there are any local level requirements in the area where they want to work.

Disclaimer: The college makes every effort to ensure the information above is current, but please be advised that state laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. M State shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

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