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Apprentice Related HVAC Training Program

This apprenticeship related training program is entirely online–convenient quality education; and it is the only ANSI CAP Accredited Apprenticeship in the world.  HVACRedu.net is a US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Training Provider because our online apprenticeship programs align with the US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Guidelines.  HVACRedu.net is also accredited by HVAC Excellence. 


This online apprenticeship program is the related training/educational component of registered apprenticeship programs; or many employers find it a valuable structured way to provide on-the-job training to new employees.  [Note: Employment and on-the-job-training are not included.]   All courses are written and supported by qualified industry experts.  Courses are open entry: open exit, available 24/7/365 so students may begin the program at any time.  Students have 8 months from the date of enrollment to access their online program and complete the year’s curriculum, but they may complete in less time without restriction.  We are happy to offer assistance registering your HVAC/R apprenticeship program with our online training in your state, please contact us. 



Textbooks:  Although a number of e-books are included in the courses in this online apprenticeship programm, the required textbooks are not included.  Please check out the REQUIRED textbooks and the recommended Tool List at the back of our Master Catalog.  You are encouraged to purchase your books from any book seller you choose.  You may purchase new or used books, or you may borrow or share them.  If you already have any of the textbooks, you may use those.  If you plan to purchase books for this HVAC/R apprenticeship program, we suggest a reputable online bookseller.


To get you started on the right foot, we provide a live HVAC/R apprenticeship program orientation and a campus navigation video to help students succeed.  You will read, explore the online apprenticeship program resources, and take online exams at the end of each learning module.  We estimate study time is at least 6 hours a week. Please complete 2 modules each week.  That will keep you on track to complete within your 8 month schedule.  Apprentices can view only the first topic module, and open the following module by earning a minimum score of 65% on each exam. . . one module at a time however, an overall averaged grade of 75% is required to successfully pass the HVAC/R apprenticeship program and receive a certificate of completion. 


At the mid-point of each year’s study, students will take a mid-term exam that covers all the material in the first half of the online apprenticeship program.  At the end of the year’s study, students will take a final exam that covers all the material in the second half of the program.  Review of the completed modules prior to mid-term and final exams are encouraged.  You should refer to the Apprentice Student Handbook for specifics. 


This HVAC/R apprenticeship program qualifies for pay-as-you-go in-house financing when purchased through the store.

Online Courses Include

"If you are new to HVACRedu.net, but have completed some Apprentice Related Training elsewhere, we can transfer-in your program. "

Please contact registrations@hvacredu.net to find out about or begin the transfer process.

  • Online reading (similar to lecture notes)
  • Online course discussions led by the instructors
  • Textbook reading assignments
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Streaming video, animations, web presentations
  • Competency check-off sheets

Common Questions

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Learning Objectives

Year 1 (155 hours)

  • Basic Construction Math (12 hrs)
  • Basic Hand and Power Tools (6 hrs)
  • Intro to Applied Science (21 hrs)
  • Energy Sources (18 hrs)
  • Basic Sheet Metal (21 hrs)
  • Building Systems (6 hrs)
  • Employability Skills (9 hrs)
  • Copper Works (6 hrs)
  • Refrigeration Cycle I (18 hrs)
  • EPA 608 Prep (8 hrs)
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety (30 hrs)


Program Learning Objectives for Year 1

Basic Construction Math, Basic Hand & Power Tools, Introduction to Applied Science, Energy Sources, Basic Sheet Metal, Building Systems, Employability Skills, Copper Works, Refrigeration Cycle I, EPA 608, and OSHA Construction Safety, by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Year 2 (149 hours)

  • Everything About Belts (3 hrs)
  • Intro to Blueprints (12 hrs)
  • Construction Technology (20 hrs)
  • Customer Service (15 hrs)
  • Indoor Air Quality Basics (18 hrs)
  • Refrigeration Cycle II (18 hours)
  • Refrigeration Cycle Service (9 hrs)
  • Electrical DC I (18 hrs)
  • Electrical AC II (18 hrs)
  • Air Properties & Measurement (18 hrs)

Program Learning Objectives for Year 2

Everything About Belts, Intro to Blueprints, Construction Technology, Customer Service, Indoor Air Quality Basics, Refrigeration Cycle II, Refrigeration Cycle Service, Electrical DC I, Electrical AC II, and Air Properties & Measurement; by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Year 3 (150 hours)

  • Electrical Common Components (18 hrs)
  • Electrical Motors (21 hrs)
  • Heat Loads – Manual J (18 hrs)
  • R-410A Refrigerant Technology (18 hrs)
  • Air Distribution – Manual D (18 hrs)
  • Gas Heat I (18 hrs)
  • Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing (12 hrs)
  • Intro to Cooling System Troubleshooting (18 hrs)
  • High Efficiency Ventilation (9 hrs)


Program Learning Objectives for Year 3

Electrical Common Components, Electrical Motors, Heat Loads – Manual J, R-410A Refrigerant Technology, Air Distribution – Manual D, Gas Heat I, Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing, Intro to Cooling System Troubleshooting, and High Efficiency Ventilation; by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Year 4 (153 hours)

  • Fuel Gas Venting Systems (16 hrs)
  • Code IFGC (20 hrs)
  • Hydronics I (18 hrs)
  • Advanced Troubleshooting (21 hrs)
  • Commercial Boiler Fundamentals (6 hrs)
  • High Efficiency Commercial Boilers (6 hrs)
  • Air Handlers & Roof Top Units (6 hrs)
  • Building Automation Systems I (18 hrs)
  • High Efficiency HVAC (12 hrs)
  • Central Chillers (6 hrs)
  • Cooling Towers (6 hrs)
  • Operations Management (18 hrs)


Program Learning Objectives for Year 4

Fuel Gas Venting Systems, Code IFGC, Hydronics I, Advanced Troubleshooting, Commercial Boiler Fundamentals, High Efficiency Commercial Boilers, Air Handlers & Roof Top Units, Building Automation Systems I, High Efficiency HVAC, Central Chillers, Cooling Towers, and Operations Management; by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Find Out More About HVAC Training Online

HVACRedu has the most in-depth Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration courses in the world. As the need for professionally trained and certified technicians grows, it is ever increasingly vital to provide resources to match busy schedules. You can also upgrade your skills and training upon completion of this program by taking our intermediate and advanced level courses. Each of our professionally created courses and programs is built around a sequence of learning. The end goal is building up professional technicians to solve the future industry vacancies and needs.The company has earned many awards and recognitions for our course tracks, specialty courses, and our people.

"Certified Master HVAC Educators (CMHE) are standing by to help you through your learning pathway and stackable credentials"


Quality online education, student success, and exceptional customer services are our primary objectives. HVACRedu.net is the leading online education provider for the HVAC and Building Performance industries. We strive to continue building and expanding our services, partnerships, and credentials and maintaining our educational quality built to national standards.


To offer complete, comprehensive, and growing educational programs, the leading experts in the online HVAC training industry are recognized as the primary online education resource for the HVAC, Building Performance, and related communities.

Professional Academic Delivery

Our user-friendly Learning Management Systems (LMS) deliver your lessons, courses, and learning tracks to almost any device with an internet connection.

Professional Attitude

Recommendations, consultations, and guidance from our team of specialists help you avoid mistakes and blunders during your lessons, courses, and learning tracks.

We Are Ready to Help

Our courses and tracks are designed around the beginning student, the technician, or company management. Check with our helpful learning services team members and ask about programs tailored for your needs.

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