Apprenticeship Program

Overview of the Program

The HVAC industry offers you an occupation which provides a competitive income and the ability to master a skill in which you can take pride. With skilled workers in great demand, the HVAC industry offers you a career with year-round work and the opportunity for promotion.

Our four-year apprenticeship program was developed after carefully assessing the needs of the HVAC industry. Upon successful completion of this program, each apprentice will receive:

  • A career path
  • Pride in themselves
  • Credits toward an Associate Degree from Montgomery College
  • The opportunity to receive a Maryland Journeyperson's License without having to sit for the exam

Qualifications to Become an Apprentice

These are the minimum qualifications for an apprentice.

  1. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Applicant should be a high school graduate, but a 9th grade or higher education will be considered.
  3. Must be physically fit to perform the work of the occupation.
  4. Must have adequate means of transportation to individual job sites.
  5. Must provide occupation tools as required by employer.

Successful Completion of the Program

The basic requirements to be in the apprenticeship program are:

  1. An individual can be unemployed to participate in the First Year, only.
  2. An individual must be employed by an AACP Member Company for each of the Second, Third and Fourth Year. See our Directory for AACP member companies.
  3. An individual must have 144 hours of related instruction, per year, as offered by AACP Instructors. Classes are held two evenings per week at the Montgomery College Rockville campus.
  4. Maintain a state-issued Apprentice License during the program.

If an apprentice passes every class and attains the required On-The-Job-Training hours, AACP will submit the appropriate paperwork for the apprentice to receive a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the State of Maryland. The apprentice can then apply for their Journeyperson's license without sitting for the exam.


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