If you live in this state, working in the HVAC field could be the right choice.
Let’s have a look at what you need to do!
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On average, HVAC techs in Wisconsin make about $46,030 a year, while experienced workers earn $52,157 per year.
In the United States, the average salary is $46,648 a year, with the more experienced tech earning around $52,858 per year.
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Wisconsin requires you to register with the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
You will have to pay $160, a filing fee of $15 and renew the form after 4 years.
While the law does not require you to get certified, getting an HVAC Qualifier license can help you get hired easier.
This certification is available if you pass an exam for which you need to meet any of these criteria:
- 4 years and 1000 hours of experience supervising the installation and repair of HVAC systems
- Completing a 4-year program in a school
- A combination of experience and education totaling 4 years.
The exam costs $15 for the application form, and an added $25 to attend.
This test is open-book.
Check out the schools below for the educational program.
|Blackhawk Technical College||6004 County Road G Janesville, Wisconsin 53547|
|Chippewa Valley Technical College||620 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701|
|Gateway Technical College||3520 30th Ave Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144|
|Milwaukee Area Technical College||700 W State St Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233|
|Moraine Park Technical College||235 N National Avenue Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54936|
|Nicolet Area Technical College||Hwy G South Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501|
|Northcentral Technical College||1000 Campus Dr Wausau, Wisconsin 54401|
|Northeast Wisconsin Technical College||2740 W Mason St Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307|
|Western Technical College||400 Seventh St. North La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602|
|Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College||505 Pine Ridge Drive Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871|
While an HVAC Qualifier certification allows you to work in any city, without it you will have to be registered in the city you want to work in.
EPA Section 608
If you plan on working with refrigerants, you need to get a 608 certification.
There are 3 types of EPA certifications, and the most useful is the Universal one.
You can also choose the type of certification depending on the appliances you will work with.
We suggest you look for additional certifications in your city in order to inspire more confidence.
Contractors must also register their business, which is not a difficult process and will help your career.