The Bell Brothers HVAC Apprenticeship Program

Earn While You Learn

Begin your HVAC career with a Bell Brothers apprenticeship! Learn at central Iowa’s best training facility from the best instructors: Bell Brothers HVAC professionals. Earn from day one with Central Iowa's most competitive compensation package that grows with you.

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Why Choose a Bell brothers HVAC Apprenticeship?

Your choice of an HVAC apprenticeship program is an important career decision. Choosing the Bell Brothers apprenticeship program is a wise move because it has advantages other programs don’t:

Small class sizes

Our average class size is just six students, so you can get the personal attention you need from instructors.

State-of-the-art learning lab

Get classroom experience working on all of the different equipment you’ll encounter as a licensed HVAC professional, from basic residential units to top-tier commercial systems.

Industry-professional instructors

Learn from experts who know the latest HVAC trends because they work in the field installing and servicing furnaces and air conditioning systems.

All certifications included

As a graduate of the Bell Brothers apprenticeship program, you’ll be licensed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and certified by OSHA and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) so you're ready to work as an HVAC professional anywhere.

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How much can I earn?

Our competitive compensation plan rewards you as your experience grows; see the chart below for pay-scale increases throughout your four-year HVAC apprenticeship. As a full-time Bell Brothers employee, you’ll also receive six paid holidays a year, start with eight days of paid time off, and be eligible for our health and dental insurance plans.









Here's What Students and Instructors Are Saying

  • “What got me into HVAC is that I just love working with people, I love working with my hands and figuring things out.”
    - Quentin V, Service Technician/Student

  • “My job will always be in demand. Everybody is going to need heating and cooling.”
    - Evan M, Service Technician/Student

  • “What I enjoyed the most about the Bell Brothers apprenticeship is that our instructors were all from the field. Active employees teaching the class.”
    - Brandon R, Installer/Instructor

  • “If you invest your time, you’re going to grow, we’re going to pay you very well. You invest in here, we see that, we invest in you.”
    - Jason G, Owner and President

  • “An education and a skill that can go anywhere. Not just locally, but globally.”
    - John H, Service Manager/Director of Training

How much does the HVAC apprenticeship program cost?

  • Current tuition for classroom instruction is less than $1,100 per year. Because students are also Bell Brothers employees, they may elect to have tuition payments payroll deducted.
  • Yearly fees for laboratory materials and books average less than $200 per year. These fees can also be payroll deducted.
  • After graduation, former students who continue as Bell Brothers employees for one year will be refunded half their total tuition payments; those working for Bell Brothers for two years will receive a full tuition refund.


Our four-year program balances on-the-job training with classroom instruction. As an HVAC trainee, you’ll be a paid Bell Brothers employee working a 40-hour week. From September through April, you’ll also attend one four-hour class, one night a week.


To be considered for the Bell Brothers apprenticeship program, you must:

  • Be a high school graduate or have received your GED
  • Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Be employed with Bell Brothers

Applicants of any age are welcome, whether you’re looking for a career change or starting your career after high school.

How is the program different?

Watch real students and instructors explain what makes the Bell Brother HVAC apprenticeship program special.

How can I get more Information?

Bell Brothers serves customers in Des Moines and the surrounding areas. To learn how to begin your apprenticeship with us, submit your information or reach out directly.

Apprenticeship Program Contact:
John Helmers
Service Manager/Director of Training

(515) 244-8911, extension 539. 


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