Professional Licensure

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Wayne Hardin
HVAC Instructor
919-464-2283
cwhardin@johnstoncc.edu

Maxie Kirby
Department Chair, Advanced Technologies
919-464-2285
wmkirby@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the startup,preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems. A.A.S. degree graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of system selection and balance and advanced systems. Employment opportunities include heating and air conditioning service companies, industries, governmental agencies, health care facilities, or educational institutions.

HVAC Technician requirements vary by state and may factor in other individual factors; including credentials, training, and job experience. It's important to note that not all states have the same agreements or requirements. Student applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Each state’s HVAC licensing requirements are different. Your state’s appropriate website will list the official licensing requirements (where applicable). Not every state requires HVAC technicians to be licensed. Contractors are required to be licensed in most states. HVAC/R technicians with projects in multiple states may need to obtain a license from each state in which they intend to work.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractors P.O. Box 305025, Montgomery, AL 36130-5025 334-242-5550
Alaska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Deveopment - Labor Standards and Safety Division 1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 113, Anchorage, AK 99504 907-269-4925
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Not Available Not Available Not Available
Arizona Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arizona Registrar of Contractors 1700 W. Washington St. Suite 105, Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2812 602-542-1525
Arkansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arkansas Department of Labor & Licensing 900 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201-3108 501-682-4500
California Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements California Contractors State License Board P.O. Box 26000, Sacramento, CA 95826 916-255-3900
Colorado Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies 1560 Broadway, Suite 110, Denver, CO 80202 303-894-7855
Connecticut Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901, Hartford, CT 06103-1840 860-713-6000
Delaware Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Delaware Division of Professional Regulation Cannon Building, Suite 203, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, DE 19904 302-744-4500
Florida Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1027 850-487-1395
Georgia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Georgia Conditioned Air Contractors Division 214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-2881
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Contractors Association 506 Mariner Avenue, Barrigada, GU 96913 671-647-4840
Hawaii Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Professional & Vocational Licensing Division P.O. Box 3469, Honolulu, HI 96801 808-586-2704
Idaho Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Idaho Division of Building Safety - Idaho HVAC Board 1090 E. Watertower St., Suite 150, Meridian, ID 83642 208-334-3950
Illinois Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 320 West Washington, 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62786 1-800-560-6420
Indiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Indiana Professional Licensing Agency 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-234-8800
Iowa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, & Licensing Lucas State Office Building, 321 E. 12th Street - Des Moines, IA 50319-0075 1-866-280-1521
Kansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kansas Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association 1632 S West St Suite 3, Wichita, KS 67213 316-943-7100
Kentucky Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, and Construction 500 Mero Street, First Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601 502-573-0395
Louisiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors 600 North Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-765-2301
Maine Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maine Electrical Examiner's Board
Maine Plumbers Examining Board
35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035 207-624-8457
207-624-8627
Maryland Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maryland Department of Labor - Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration HVACR) 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 410-230-6231
Massachusetts Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Board of Bulding Regulation and Standards 1000 Washington St, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118 617-727-3200
Michigan Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs PO Box 30254, Lansing, MI 48909 517-241-9330
Minnesota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Minnesota Mechanical Contractor Board 444 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155 651-284-5035
Mississippi Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Mississippi State Board of Contractors P.O. Box 320279, Jackson, MS 39232 601-354-6161
Missouri Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Missouri Division of Professional Registration 3605 Missouri Boulevard; P.O. Box 1335, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335 573-751-0293
Montana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Montana Department of Labor & Industry P.O. Box 8011, Helena, MT 59604 406-444-7734
Nebraska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nebraska Department of Labor 550 S. 16th Street, Columbus, NE 68601 402-471-2239
Nevada Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nevada State Contractors Board 2310 Corporate Circle, Ste 200, Henderson, NV 89074 702-486-1100
New Hampshire Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification 7 Eagle Square, Concord NH, 03301 603-271-2152
New Jersey Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration HVACR-Contractors P.O. Box 47031, Newark, NJ 07102 973-504-6250
New Mexico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-476-4700
New York Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements NYC Department of Buildings 280 Broadway, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10007 212-566-5000
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heathing and Fire Sprinkler Contractors 1109 Dresser Court, Raleigh, NC 27609 919-875-3612
North Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements North Dakota Secretary of State 600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108, Bismarck, ND 58505-0500 701-328-2900
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Northern Mariana Islands Board of Professional Licensing P.O. Box 502078, Capitol Hill, Pohnpei Ct., Bldg., #1242, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950 670-664-4809
Ohio Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board OCILB) 6606 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 614-644-2223
Oklahoma Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oklahoma Construction Industries Board 2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 405-521-6550
Oregon Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oregon Construction Contractors Board 201 High St. SE, Suite 600; P.O. Box 14140 Salem, OR 97309-5052 503-378-4621
Pennsylvania Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry - Contractor Licensing 651 Boas St, Harrisburg, PA 17102 717-787-5279
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Board of Examiners of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians P.O. Box 9023271, San Juan, PR 00902-3271 787-722-2122, Extension # 4313
Rhode Island Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training 1511 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02920 401-462-8000
South Carolina Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 803-896-4686
South Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements City of Sioux Falls Contractor Licensing 224 W. Ninth St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-8672
Tennessee Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Tennesee Dept. of Commerce and Insurance - Contractors & Home Improvement 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-0565 615-741-8307
Texas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors PO Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711 512-463-6599
Utah Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Utah Department of Commerce  - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing PO Box 146741, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-6741 801-530-6628
Vermont Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Vermont Department of Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety 1311 U.S. Route 302 - Suite 600, Barre, VT 05641 802-479-7561
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9, Christiansted, VI 00820-4311 340-693-8036
Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233-1485 804-367-2785
Washington Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Washington Department of Labor & Industries P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019 206-684-8600
Washington, DC Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Washington D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024 202-442-4400
West Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements West Virginia Division of Labor - Contractor License 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, State Capitol Complex - Building 3, Room 200, Charleston, WV 25305 304-558-7890
Wisconsin Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services PO Box 78780, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0780 608-266-2112
Wyoming Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Wyoming Association of Municipalities 315 W. 27th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001 307-632-0398