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ESCO INSTITUTE ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

ESCO INSTITUTE is located in Mount Prospect, IL, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 30 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being HVAC Certification, Universal Certificate, and Universal Certification. Time to complete this education training ranges from 2 hours to 2 years depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 24 hours. The cost to attend ESCO INSTITUTE ranges from $20 to $1,800 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $175. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "My company paid for my training".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending ESCO INSTITUTE are "Good teachers" and "Positive environment", but respondents also mentioned "Affordable" and "Flexible class hours" as notable benefits. ESCO INSTITUTE has been reviewed 42 times, with an average rating of 4.45 out of 5. About 98% of reviewers would recommend ESCO INSTITUTE to a friend.

School Information

2 hours - 2 years


  • Environmental Protection Agency ll Certificate: $1,000
  • EPA Refrigeration Certification: $80
  • HVAC Certification: $250 - $800
  • CFC Type 2 residential Certificate: $50
  • Universal 608 Certification: $50
  • Universal Hvac license: $3,500
  • Universal Certificate: $75 - $1,000
  • EPA Certification (1& 2): $125
  • Small appliance tech certificate: $1,800
  • EPA 608: $800
  • Forklift Certification: $800
  • Certified Pool Operator: $125
  • HVAC Certification Type I and II: $175
  • EPA Motor vehicle Certificate: $15,000
  • TDLR Registered Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technician: $20
  • EPA 608 Universal Technician: $1,500
  • TYPE II Technician: $300
  • Maintenance Supervisor/Technician Certificate: $100
  • EPA Certification: $95

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Good teachers Mentioned in 22 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 18 reviews
Affordable Mentioned in 16 reviews

Recent reviews



Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Positive environment

Other comments

The training covered the basics to achieve my certification. Class was taught well with good information and participation. Testing covered the information covered in the class.



Good teachers


I waited too late to do this

Other comments

The class was good for someone want to start working on hvac, they have training classes for company that need to get their employee's certificate.

HVAC Certification Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their HVAC Certification?

1,885 people answered

“I wish I would have gotten my automotive HVAC certification along time ago.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“To protect hands while using heavy industrial cleaning chemicals. Face masks as well.”

Sept. 24, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their HVAC Certification?

2,022 people answered

“You can be licensed and certified and it never expires and most employers will pay you more money for having it.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“Go for it, and focus on refrigeration.”

Sept. 24, 2019
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