Universal Certification

We asked 2566 job seekers about their Universal Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 64% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Universal Certification
  • 79% said earning their Universal Certification helped them make more money
  • 77% said earning their Universal Certification helped them get a job
  • 93% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Universal Certification

What are people saying about getting a Universal Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 2,554 responses

79% said earning their Universal Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 2,554 responses

77% said earning their Universal Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 2,555 responses

93% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Universal Certification

Why did you decide to earn your Universal Certification?

Based on 2,566 responses

Required for my current job
38%
Make more money
37%
Changing careers
26%
Get an edge over other candidates
23%
Help my career progression
64%
Other
9%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 1,850 responses

HVAC Technician View jobs
31%
Maintenance Technician View jobs
11%
HVAC Installer View jobs
8%
Service Technician View jobs
7%
Technician View jobs
6%

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

1,673 people answered

“I was aware of the need for acquiring my certifications prior to getting them by networking with other in the trade.”

July 19, 2019

“It's a bonus for employers to hire you”

July 18, 2019

“I wish I knew I could pass the exam. I would have taken the test sooner.”

July 18, 2019

“The repercussions of violations to codes and standard operating procedures.”

July 18, 2019

“That I could have done it on my own.”

July 18, 2019

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

1,865 people answered

“It will help to advance you in the field.”

July 19, 2019

“Take studying for the exam seriously.”

July 19, 2019

“If interested in HVAC/r get the epa certification. It goes a long way.”

July 18, 2019

“Make sure you are up to date with current HVAC regulations.”

July 18, 2019

“I would tell them, this certification is a must, and without it you cannot handle any type of refrigerant, having it would definitely make your job a lot easier.”

July 18, 2019
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