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Five Reasons to Join

The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), established in 1933, is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals.

RSES’ mission is to provide opportunities for enhanced technical competence by offering comprehensive, cutting-edge education and certification to our members and the HVACR industry.

There are so many reasons why you should belong to RSES. Here are just 5:

1) Comprehensive Training

Specialized HVACR training and education is the #1 reason individuals join RSES. RSES publishes in-depth courses in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Electricity, Controls, Heat Pumps, NATE Certification Preparation and more. In addition to its publications, RSES also offers additional educational opportunities through its seminars, local Chapter meetings and classes, as well as online training.

2) Timely Information and In-Depth Technical Resources

RSES provides timely and reliable access to information important to the HVACR profession.

RSES Journal, the official monthly magazine of RSES, is a peer-reviewed publication that keeps everyone interested in the HVACR profession up to date through a wide variety of feature articles and news of the profession.

The RSES Service Application Manual (SAM) available online at no additional charge to members and contains literally thousands of pages of technical data, equipment analyses and evaluations, field application instruction, regulations, good practice codes, business development guidance and more. New chapters are added to SAM 3-4 times a year.

3) Networking Opportunities

RSES local Chapters and the RSES Annual Conference offer exciting and valuable educational and networking opportunities.

4) Volunteer Opportunities

RSES provides numerous volunteer opportunities to serve the profession and the Association in many areas through its local chapters.


5) Member-Only Benefits and Services

RSES provides member-only opportunities! Here are just a few:

Insurance – A quality collection of insurance plans offers comprehensive coverage with extensive options that can be tailored to your needs and budget:

• Group Term Life Insurance
Long Term Care
• Hospital Income Insurance
• Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment

• Cancer Protection
• Medicare Supplement
• Discount Dental Plan

Career assistance – Through the RSES Career Center job postings are maintained and updated regularly. Job seekers' resumes are searchable by employers with current job postings. RSES helps you make the right connections professionally, with confidence and confidentiality.

Discounted Programs – With companies such as:
• Jiffy Lube Inc. - extends a discount to RSES members;
• Transworld Systems Commercial Division - an industry leader in collections, provides commercial collections services in all industries;
• Market Hardware – a professional website and web marketing solution that grows your business – at a reduced rate for RSES members;
• FedEx Office - Your Beacon for Business Solutions. Now it’s quick and convenient to save on document solutions.
…and more!


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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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