The RSES Educational Foundation plays an important role in how RSES delivers on its mission of advancing the education and skills of practicing HVACR professionals in the industry.
The RSES Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1983 and is responsible for developing many of the Society's training materials and programs.
Over the years, its scope and significance to the Society has expanded considerably. In keeping with the RSES mission of ensuring that HVACR technicians attain the highest possible levels of training and professionalism, the RSES Educational Foundation administers the Environmental Protection Agency’s Technician Certification Program, and also offers award programs designed to help members achieve their goals. Funds established within the Foundation include:
R. W. Kellow Center of Learning
David Lawson Memorial Fund
H.T. McDermott Fund
Wayburn Wilson Memorial Fund
Foundation General Fund
Under the Educational Foundation’s corporate member program, RSES and its members have gained the support of a strong group of industry leaders, from major equipment manufacturers to educational institutions to contracting firms of all sizes.
Members and nonmembers can support the RSES Educational Foundation by having their companies become Corporate Members of the Foundation, or by sending donations or contributions to the RSES Educational Foundation. Donations to the RSES Educational Foundation are tax-deductible.
RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.
Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.
Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).
In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.
RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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