Local 877 Group Apprenticeship Program

The Massachusetts Division of Apprenticeship Standards has approved Local 877 to administer our own Apprenticeship Program. Apprenticeship is now a key requirement in obtaining a Massachusetts Refrigeration License through the Department of Public Safety. The Local will work closely with our employers to offer this three year apprenticeship to our members. The program requires a minimum of 150 hours of classroom time in each of the three years, in conjunction with employment at one of our signatory employers.


Local 877 Training Programs

Local 877 offers a number of training courses developed by the International Union of Operating Engineers and administered by Local 877 professionals.

The Local 877 HVAC Training Program is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Administered in 4 sessions of 75 hours (HVAC I, HVAC II, Basic Electricity & HVAC Controls), this program is designed to provide the necessary classroom time for application for Refrigeration Licensing.

For more information please e-mail training@local877.org or contact the Union office.


Current Course Offerings

EPA 608 Training – Next session: September 8, 2018, September 15, 2018 – 8:30 to 2:30 pm

EPA 608 2018 flyer

 Enrolling soon for fall 2018 – Fall 2018 Course Offerings

HVAC I Training – Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 10, 2018

HVAC II Training – Saturdays Starting September 22, 2018

HVAC Basic ElectricityTuesday and Thursdays starting September 11, 2018

MA Refrigeration Technician CertificationWednesday’s Starting September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018 Refrigeration prep


Blackboard Training Offerings (Online)

The Local offers courses from the International Union of Operating Engineers in the following subjects:



If you would like more information or interested in enrolling in any of these courses, please contact training@local877.org.