Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 17, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie, MD, 20716
    • 161

    Spend a night at the ballpark with your HVAC/R colleagues & friends
    from Maryland, D.C. & Virginia!

    Bring your family & staff to enjoy baseball, food, drinks, fireworks &


    Saturday, June 17, 2023

    5:00 p.m.           Ticket Pick-Up Begins
    5:30 p.m.          
    Apprenticeship Graduation Begins
    6:35 p.m.           Game Time!

    Following the game FIREWORKS!

    Ticket Prices

    Adults// $50
    Kids 12 & Under// $25

    Includes: Private suite seating with AACP group; All-American buffet dinner; two bar tickets (for those 21&older); baseball, fireworks & more!

    • Saturday, June 17, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie, MD, 20716
    • 165

    baseball, food, drink & fireworks as we celebrate your hardwork & accomplishments!

    Saturday, June 17, 2023

    5:00 p.m.           Exclusive Graduate Ticket Pick-Up
    5:30 p.m.           Graduation Ceremony Begins PROMPTLY!
    6:35 p.m.           Game Time!
                                Bowie Baysox vs.
    Richmond Flying Squirrels

    Following the game FIREWORKS!


    Graduates: Each graduate receives a free ticket for themselves ONE free guest.

    Instructors: Each receive a free ticket.

    Registration codes for free tickets are included in your invitation emails or by emailing AACP.

    Additional tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

    Each ticket includes ballgame and fireworks plus two-hours of unlimited All-American buffet to include hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken barbecue, baked beans, watermelon, ice cream, lemonade, soft drinks-- beer and wine bar (for adults)-- AND MORE!

    **Final program completion is dependent upon Fourth Quarter Grades. Contact the Program Coordinator with questions or concerns.**

    • Monday, September 11, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online

    2023-2024 Academic Year RegistrationRegistration will open May 1, 2023 and close June 30, 2023.

    The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration industry, HVAC/R, refers to the mechanical systems used to heat, ventilate and cool indoor spaces. Homes and businesses require a licensed technician to install, maintain, and repair climate control units such as furnaces, air conditioners, and refrigerators.

    Our four-year apprenticeship program, approved for HVAC technicians in both Maryland and Virginia, provides the required training to advance from an apprentice to a journeyperson.

    With skilled workers in great demand, the HVAC/R Industry offers you a career with year-round work, an occupation with competitive income, and the opportunity for promotion.


    • AACP is an official HVAC/R Apprenticeship Program Sponsor in Maryland and Virginia.
    • Instructors are highly-regarded and recognized technicians with proven experience.
    • Classes are online with required labs.
    • Tuition includes textbooks, and access to the full-suite of Microsoft Office 365 software, our online learning module, an AACP email account, and access to our online On-The-Job Training system to record your hours while on the job, and from your smart device.
    • Since 1988, over 700 apprentices graduated from our program and became a journeyperson.

    Click here to learn more about:



    These are the minimum qualifications for an apprentice.

    1. Be at least sixteen [16] years of age. The applicant will provide proof of age.
    2. Completed at least the ninth [9th] grade of education. The applicant will provide a copy of a diploma or transcript of last grade completed.
    3. Provide a copy of a valid state-issued driver’s license.
    4. Be physically fit to perform the work of the occupation.  A physical examination and/or a doctor’s certificate which states the applicant has the physical ability to perform the work, may be required.
    5. Have adequate means of transportation to his/her employer and/or job site.
    6. Provide occupation-related tools as required by the employer and be of legal age to handle the tools.
    7. Provide a copy of military service discharge papers [or Form DD214], if a veteran.


    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. The term of apprenticeship for the occupation shall be eight thousand [8,000] hours plus a minimum of five hundred seventy-six [576] hours of related instruction over four [4] years.

    4. Maintain a state-issued Apprentice License during the program.


    Classes for the Apprenticeship Program will be held virtual. The apprentice will use an online learning platform, as well as video calls to participate in virtual classes and classwork.

    If and as needed the apprentice will attend on-site lab instruction.


    Click the link to register. All registration and online profile information should match the applying apprentice.

    **If you work with a member company of AACP, you will need to be added into the membership in order to pay the member price. The company bundle administrator or a member of the AACP team will need to do this for you. Please call us at 410-527-0780 or email us to reach an AACP team member.

    Once you complete registration, you will receive an email with AACP login credentials, as well as a registration confirmation.

    Please note all first-year apprentices will need to upload the following upon registering:

    1. State-issued driver's license.
    2. High school diploma, GED Certificate or official transcript of the last grade completed [9th Grade or above].
    3. Military Discharge papers, if previously served in the United States military.
    4. State-issued Apprentice License.

    First Time Applicants: Click Here to Register


    Click the link to register and use the apprentices AACP profile email to proceed.
    All registration information should match the applying apprentice.

    Once completed registration, you will receive a registration confirmation.

    To log into your online profile, use your email address as the username. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password and the system will assign and send you a temporary one. Once you receive the temporary password, log into your profile and update your password.

    Returning Apprentices: Click Here to Register


    Tuition for an apprentice includes academic coursework, textbooks, and required online program software.

      TUITION RATES   Early Bird  Standard   Close Call
    First-time apprentice w/
    member company
     $2,150 $2,400  $2,750
    First-time apprentice w/
    non-member company
     $2,400  $2,750  $3,200
    Returning apprentice w/
    member company
     $1,850  $2,000  $2,350
    Returning apprentice w/
    non-member company
     $2,100  $2,350 $2,800

    The last day to register with Early Bird pricing is May 19, 2023.

    Standard pricing will begin on May 20, 2023 and end on June 23, 2023.

    Close Call pricing will begin on June 24, 2023 and registration will close June 30, 2023.

    *A second, third and fourth year apprentice must be employed with an AACP member company.


    Unless other arrangements are approved in advance and in writing, tuition must be paid in full on or before Monday, July 3, 2023.

    The Association of Air Conditioning Professionals, AACP, assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to any financial arrangement between the apprentice and the employer.

    There is no refund of any tuition for an apprentice who leaves their employer and is unemployed, or who leaves the program. AACP will deactivate all apprenticeship-related software on the laptop.

Past events

Tuesday, February 07, 2023 Leadership Seminar: Featuring Mary Kelly
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 AACP Cheers & Beers
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Heat Exchanger Experts Seminar
Monday, September 12, 2022 2022-2023 Apprenticeship Program Registration
Monday, September 12, 2022 2022-2023 Apprenticeship Repeat Classes
Friday, September 09, 2022 AACP Annual Golf Tournament 2022
Friday, September 09, 2022 Golf Tournament Sponsorship 2022
Thursday, September 08, 2022 Apprentice Orientation 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022 Baseball Networking Event
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 Heat Exchanger Experts Seminar
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Legal Hot Topics with Frank Kollman
Friday, September 10, 2021 Golf Tournament Sponsorship
Friday, September 10, 2021 AACP Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 09, 2021 FIRST YEAR Apprentice Orientation 2021
Thursday, September 09, 2021 2nd, 3rd, & 4th YEAR Apprentice Orientation 2021
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 INSTRUCTOR Orientation 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Baseball Networking & Graduation Event
Friday, July 09, 2021 2021-2022 Apprenticeship Program Registration
Friday, June 25, 2021 2021-2022 Apprenticeship Repeat Classes
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Legal Hot Topics with Frank Kollman
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Quarterly Legal Update: HR & Employment Law
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Leadership Seminar: Featuring Mary Kelly
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 COVID-19 Updates for January 2021

A request to cancel a registration and/or request a refund must be made in writing to Info@AACPnet.org. An administrative fee may apply for a cancellation received within one week of the event. We regret that a refund will not be issued to an individual who does not attend the event.

Event registration implies consent that any pictures or video taken during the event can be used for event coverage and promotional purposes. AACP is able to use your likeness without remuneration.

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