RACCA’s highly successful and respected Apprenticeship Program continues to provide needed industry training during the covid pandemic.


HVACR contractors that are looking for formal training for an outstanding employee should consider this economical and proven program.

For companies wanting to sponsor apprentices, click here for application

Your employee is indentured into a four-year program registered with Florida’s Department of Education under standards set by the U. S. Department of Labor.

Apprentices attend class 2 nights per week while they work full-time for their employer during the day. No evening classes are held during the busy summer months.

Classes meet either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Classes are conducted at Pinellas Technical College, located near the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2023/2024 training year after July 1st, 2023. Classes will begin Tuesday evening, September 5th.

*any changes due to Covid-19 guidelines will be communicated directly with the apprentices and their employers.

We have 2 Apprenticeship programs:

  • Residential/Light Commercial HVAC Installer/Servicer
  • Commercial Refrigeration Mechanic

Contractor firms pay the tuition and book cost for their Apprentices. Costs per Apprentice is $850.00 per year. Firms that are members of RACCA receive a discount of $175.00.

Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes are held at Pinellas Technical College (PTC), located near the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport.

For more information, contact the RACCA office at 727-209-5745.