eTech Academy

HVAC and
Refrigeration School

Affordable HVAC and Refrigeration training written by Certified Master HVAC Educators.
Training in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost with updated 2022 content.

The Fastest Path From Learning to Working

We make it easy to get the training you need without sacrificing quality. You don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. Affordable, quality online training that comes to you.

Learn online from the convenience of your home and office with our online professional training programs.

Most programs are Instructor Guided by Certified Master HVAC/R Educators

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North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

The Certified HVAC Professional (CHP-5) is a rigorous set of courses and exams covering five major knowledge areas. The eTech academy courses are specifically designed to address the subject matter of all five exams. Completing all five exams is recognized by the Certified Master HVAC Professional certification. HVAC Fundamentals, Electrical and Controls, Comfort and Airflow, Installation, and Service are each available as separate courses or as a complete comprehensive training program.

The Ready to Work (RTW) and Support Technician certificate is intended for entry-level installers and technicians. The subject matter of the RTW is the most basic and intended for new hires. The Support Technician subject matter is more in-depth and is intended for someone with at least 1-2 years of experience.

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Professional Ice Machine Technician

Knowing how to repair and maintain commercial ice machines is an invaluable skill that can help you land a job quickly in your area. eTech Academy training guides you through many things you need to proficiently interact with ice machines, business owners, and consumers (of ice).

This commercial ice machine course provides dedicated courses that increase your knowledge of commercial ice machine maintenance, repair, installation, troubleshooting, and sales.

A printed version of this course is available on Amazon and eBay.

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Available Training Pathway Links



Maintenance Technician

Repair Technician


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Residential HVAC Specialist (RHS)

The Residential HVAC Specialist certificate is an intensive series of courses designed to familiarize technicians with updated concepts and practices while reinforcing the basic and mid-level science of every aspect needed by the residential technician or installer.

The course is written to help you become a competent technician or installer without the time-consuming and near-useless theories taught by the traditional 9-24 month programs. Employers need technicians and installers-not scientists.

The eTech Academy HVAC Installation course is updated for 2022 with beautiful graphics and animations to help students learn and retain relevant information.

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Supported Training Pathway Links


Residential HVAC Technician
(Residential Tech 3)

Residential HVAC Installer
(Residential Tech 2)

Entry Level Orientation
(Residential Tech 1)

Residential Field Sales
(Level 1 and 2)