Frequently Asked Questions

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HVAC is an industry, not a license.

There are many different licenses people in the HVAC industry can hold. This includes:

  License Authority
H Heating Gas Technician or Oil Burner Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
V Ventilation Sheet Metal Mechanic Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
AC Air Conditioning Residential AC Systems Mechanic 313D Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
R Refrigeration Refrigeration and AC Systems Mechanic 313A Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
  Other Plumber and Electrician Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)

All licenses regulated by OCOT require a 3 – 5 year apprenticeship. However, the Heating licenses regulated by TSSA are not apprenticeships. You can complete an approved course, pass your TSSA exams with a minimum of 75% and be fully licensed.

Depending on which level of Gas license you have, the scope of work will vary between residential, commercial and industrial. That being said, examples of equipment fired by natural gas or propane you may work on include: Furnaces, Water Heaters, Gas Fireplaces, Pool Heaters, BBQ’s, Stoves, Dryers & Refrigerators.

As a licensed Gas Technician 3, you may expect anywhere from $15 to $17 per hour.

As a licensed Gas Technician 2, you may expect on average $25 per hour but the opportunity is there to make much more.

No. The pre-requisite for the Gas Technician 2 courses is to have a valid Gas Technician 3 license.

There is no wait time between taking your G3 and G2 course. However, you need to have your G2 for at least 2 years before you can attend the G1 course.

No. The courses are too short to be eligible for OSAP. However, we are qualified for all other government approved funding.

Yes! As a registered private career college, this means we qualify as a designated educational institute for RESP purposes.

Tax receipts (T2202) are only issued for vocational courses. This includes Gas Technician 3 Co-op, Gas Technician 3 Evening, Gas Technician 2 Co-op, Gas Technician 2 Evening, and Gas Technician 1.

HiMark is the only institute that offers co-op. It is a part of the program where students will alternate each week between class and a co-op placement company.

HiMark will help you find your co-op placement on the first week of class. The position is unpaid as it more for the opportunity to connect with a local contractor, see how the work is done and a chance to show them how well you work.

HiMark does not restrict students to who they choose to do their co-op with. If you find a licensed TSSA contractor that has a licensed G2 or G1 onsite to supervise you, you can work with them, too!

Please refer to the course description for your course.

We charge an additional administration fee for funded students. There is also an optional tool package available to purchase at each campus.

Yes!

Of course! We would love to meet you. To schedule an appointment, please call us at the campus number listed below.

Toronto:     (416) 781-8000

Barrie:        (705) 487-1393

Cambridge: (519) 621-2620

Oshawa:     (905) 434-4400

Ottawa:      (613) 822-0188

It takes at least 5 business days for TSSA to process the exams. We post on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) when exam results are available.

Students are granted 3 attempts on the theory exam within a year upon completing a full course. You can schedule your next re-write with HiMark or with TSSA directly. A re-write fee of $288.15 (tax incl.) applies should you write with HiMark.

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HVAC is an industry, not a license. There are many different licenses people in the HVAC industry can hold. This includes:
  License Authority
H Heating Gas Technician or Oil Burner Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
V Ventilation Sheet Metal Mechanic Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
AC Air Conditioning Residential AC Systems Mechanic 313D Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
R Refrigeration Refrigeration and AC Systems Mechanic 313A Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
  Other Plumber and Electrician Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
All licenses regulated by OCOT require a 3 – 5 year apprenticeship. However, the Heating licenses regulated by TSSA are not apprenticeships. You can complete an approved course, pass your TSSA exams with a minimum of 75% and be fully licensed.

Depending on which level of Gas license you have, the scope of work will vary between residential, commercial and industrial. That being said, examples of equipment fired by natural gas or propane you may work on include:

Furnaces, Water Heaters, Gas Fireplaces, Pool Heaters, BBQ’s, Stoves, Dryers &  Refrigerators.

As a licensed Gas Technician 3, you may expect anywhere from $15 to $17 per hour.

As a licensed Gas Technician 2, you may expect on average $25 per hour but the opportunity is there to make much more.

No. The pre-requisite for the Gas Technician 2 courses is to have a valid Gas Technician 3 license.

There is no wait time between taking your G3 and G2 course. However, you need to have your G2 for at least 2 years before you can attend the G1 course.

No. The courses are too short to be eligible for OSAP. However, we are qualified for all other government approved funding.

Yes! As a registered private career college, this means we qualify as a designated educational institute for RESP purposes.

Tax receipts (T2202) are only issued for vocational courses. This includes Gas Technician 3 Co-op, Gas Technician 3 Evening, Gas Technician 2 Co-op, Gas Technician 2 Evening, and Gas Technician 1.

HiMark is the only institute that offers co-op. It is a part of the program where students will alternate each week between class and a co-op placement company.

HiMark will help you find your co-op placement on the first week of class. The position is unpaid as it more for the opportunity to connect with a local contractor, see how the work is done and a chance to show them how well you work.

HiMark does not restrict students to who they choose to do their co-op with. If you find a licensed TSSA contractor that has a licensed G2 or G1 onsite to supervise you, you can work with them, too!

Please refer to the course description for your course.

We charge an additional administration fee for funded students. There is also an optional tool package available to purchase at each campus.

Of course! We would love to meet you. To schedule an appointment, please call us at the campus number listed below.

Toronto:     (416) 781-8000

Barrie:        (705) 487-1393

Cambridge: (519) 621-2620

Oshawa:     (905) 434-4400

Ottawa:      (613) 822-0188

It takes at least 5 business days for TSSA to process the exams. We post on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) when exam results are available.

Students are granted 3 attempts on the theory exam within a year upon completing a full course. You can schedule your next re-write with HiMark or with TSSA directly. A re-write fee of $288.15 (tax incl.) applies should you write with HiMark.

For More Information

We are available by phone Monday to Thursday –  7:30 am to 6:30 pm, and Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Summer hours (June 21 to August 15) – Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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