The HVACR Training Authority™

 
 

About Us

Since 1933, Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) has been a leader in training and education for professional HVACR technicians and contractors.

RSES was launched in an era when the small commercial and domestic refrigeration industry was in its infancy.  At that time the only training available was through the factory and it typically lasted three or four weeks.  Those who completed the factory training were now considered a "factory-trained expert."  The majority of work was conducted by product dealers, distributors, or factory service departments.  As more installations were done the need for independent service operators increased and the need for collecting, distributing, and exchanging ideas and information became paramount.  It was through the untiring efforts of these independent service operators that RSES was born. 

Though the scope and range of the industry has grown exponentially since then, RSES has remained dedicated to delivering technical information to HVACR professionals under a single vision and mission:

Vision Statement

To be the definitive industry leader in all segments of the HVACR industry by providing superior educational training.

Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for enhanced technical competence by offering comprehensive, cutting-edge education and certification to our members and the HVACR industry.  To advance the professionalism and proficiency of our industry through alliances with other HVACR associations.

RSES, a 501(c)(6) membership organization, currently has more than 11,000 members in nearly 150 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, with additional technicians routinely using its training material in 50 countries across six continents.

 
 
 
 

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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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