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If you still haven’t decided on a career path, perhaps it is time to consider becoming an HVAC in Utah.

The demand for these tradesmen is on the rise, so there’s no excuse to wait!


Knowing how much you’ll be earning is of course important.

In Utah, workers in this industry earn on average $44,274 annually, with the highest salaries being around $50,168 per year.

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The average salary in the United States is a bit higher at $46,731 per year, and the same can be said about the highest ones as well since those are around $52,951 annually.

These are the salaries in the largest cities in Utah.

Annual Salary Range:
Annual Salary by Location:
Location Avg. Annual Salary
Salt Lake City $44,409
Provo $42,782
West Jordan $44,247
Sandy $44,287
Orem $42,782
Ogden $43,292
Saint George $47,736
Layton $43,130
South Jordan $44,206
Lehi $42,580

Types of Licenses for HVAC Contractors

HVAC contractors in Utah have a variety of licenses to choose from, depending on the system they plan on working with.

These are the licenses:

  • S350 for Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition
  • S351 for Refrigeration Air Conditioning
  • S352 for Evaporative Cooling
  • S353 for Warm Air Heating
  • S360 for Refrigeration

Job Outline

As an HVAC technician, you might want to be a member of the Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association.

If you want to be a contractor, you can perform work on both commercial and residential properties and you can even be your own boss.

Contractors can also hire service technicians to either install new systems or repair the ones installed.

However, it is the contractor who is responsible for the work performed by the employed technicians.

If you want to work on industrial units, you must undergo specific training, mostly because the work performed is specialized.

The locations below might be able to help with training or finding an apprentice program where you can learn the trade.

School Name Address
Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric 3165 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Applied Product Solutions 2822 S 1030 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Bridgerland Technical College 1301 N 600 W, Logan, UT 84321,
Clearfield Job Corps Center 20 W 1700 S, Clearfield, UT 84016
Comfort Equipment Supply 125 N 400 W c, North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Contractor's School, Inc. 3191 S Valley St #210, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Davis Applied Technology College 550 E 300 S Kaysville, Utah 84037
Dixie Technical College 610 S Tech Ridge Dr, St. George, UT 84770
Granite Technical Institute 2500 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
HVAC Utah 3146 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041,
Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air 2124 Orchard Dr, Bountiful, UT 84010
Johnstone Supply 2979 Commerce Way, Ogden, UT 84401
Manwill Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning 385 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Mountainland Applied Technology College 2301 West Ashton Blvd. Lehi, Utah 84043
Mountainland Technical College: Orem Campus 1410 W 1250 S, Orem, UT 84058,
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College 200 N Washington Blvd Ogden, Utah 84404
Rocky Mountain Gas Association 153 S 900 E Suite 3, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Salt Lake Community College 4600 S Redwood Rd Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
United Rentals Power and Hvac 1551 Pioneer Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association PO Box 1718, Bountiful, UT 84011
Whipple Service Champions 963 Folsom Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Getting Licensed

To get licensed, you have to contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing found in Salt Lake City.

There are several subclasses for this license, and the one for refrigerants is a separate one.


  • Have a liability insurance
  • Have workers’ compensation insurance
  • Register with the Utah State Tax Commission
  • Register with the Utah Department of Employment Security
  • Register with the IRS
  • Register with the Utah Division of Corporations
  • Submit a financial statement
  • Submit 3 credit reports for all personnel
  • Pass the trade exam
  • Pass the Business and Law exam
  • Prove you accumulated 4 years of experience in the field

If you happen to have an HVAC license from a different state, you might use the reciprocity agreement to have it recognized in Utah.

When you apply to get licensed, you also have to pay a $200 fee for the first classification, which each additional classification costing $100.

This license must be renewed but not without completing 6 hours of continued education.

  • 3 of those hours are accumulated by attending a live seminar


The exam costs an extra $79, and you need to include this fee in the application with the other documents.

You can buy and bring a copy of Utah’s Contractor’s Reference Manual during the examination.

You can choose several answers on this test.

The code and OSHA standards are the main topics covered by the trade exam.

This exam costs another $79.

Both tests are administered by the  PSI Examination Services.

You will have to renew your license before July 31st of the odd-numbered years.

EPA Requirements

Technicians who need to handle refrigerants are required by the federal law to get the EPA certification.

There are 4 types of certifications, with 3 of them being limited to types of equipment and the 4th one covering all.

Getting a specialized certification is only recommended if you’re going to work mostly with the appliances covered by that license.

This certification is obtained after passing a test and it never expires.


Getting into the field of HVAC is not very difficult in Utah, though technicians do need a license to practice their trade.

Utah, just like the rest of the USA, has a climate that makes the use of heating or cooling appliances and systems a must, thus the demand of these professionals will not decline any time soon.

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