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Types of Membership

By becoming a member of RSES you are joining an organization that is committed to developing and maintaining the highest standards of professional competence by providing and encouraging professional and continuing education in the HVACR industry.

If you would like to become a member of RSES, please select the appropriate application form listed below. You may complete your application online and pay with a credit card or you can print the application and mail or fax the application and your payment, along with any additional required information to:

PO Box 248
Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0248
Fax: 847/297-5038

Who Should Join?

Any individual actively engaged in the HVACR industry including:
• Contractors
• Service Technicians/Installers
• Operations/Maintenance Personnel
• Engineers
• Sales
• Instructors
• Students 

Student Membership (PDF)

If you are a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited HVACR program and would like to join RSES you may qualify for RSES Student Membership. Student membership provides students with an introduction to the Society while gaining the benefits of full membership. (The only benefit that students must await is the ability to take the Certificate Member or Specialist examinations.) Student membership dues are currently $51.50 and all new students will receive their choice of an RSES student hat or t-shirt.

Students may retain Student Member classification for a period of four years, as long as they are actively enrolled in an accredited HVACR program.

(Note: Students are required to submit proof of enrollment in a program by submitting a copy of their class schedule, current school ID, or a letter from the instructor on school letterhead stating they are enrolled in the program. This can be attached to the online application form or submitted via mail/fax.) Join now!

Individual Membership (PDF)

Keeping up with the latest advances in the HVACR industry can be a challenge, but becoming a member of RSES can provide the training and education to help you stay up to speed with the latest information, procedures and advances to help you achieve your career goals.

As an RSES member, you have access to vast educational resources including a subscription to the RSES Journal and access to the RSES Journal archives online, the RSES Service Application Manual (SAM), education and reference materials at special discounted member rates, classroom-based Chapter training and meetings, intensive one- and two-day technical seminars, online training and more!

Considering the wealth of materials that RSES offers members to help them in their careers, it’s no surprise that RSES’ specialized HVACR training and education programs are the primary reason that individuals join RSES. The current membership rate is $128/year. Join now!

Lifetime Membership (PDF)

Individuals who understand the benefits of continuing education and professional development may choose to join RSES as a lifetime member. Lifetime members pay one lump sum fee (currently $2,000) and are extended full RSES membership privileges for the duration of their lives. (Please note: Existing members of RSES who wish to obtain Lifetime Membership must pay the full amount - it is not pro-rated based on number of years already paid.) Please contact the Membership Department for more information on the Lifetime Membership.

Contractor Corporate Membership (PDF)

Are you a contractor looking for an affordable training resource for your business? RSES now has a Contractor Corporate Membership that provides education, training and certification for any business. This membership, which includes reduced pricing on training and business support, also provides members with access to RSES’ Webinar Series and the Service Application Manual. 

To begin your Contractor Corporate Membership, you may sign your business up and receive up to four free individual memberships or unlimited discounted individual memberships. Individual membership forms must be completed by each employee of the Contractor Corporate Member.

Despite the size of your business, RSES is determined to provide quality, affordable HVACR training with many membership perks. Contractor Corporate Members also have access to archived RSES Journal topics, at least one free RSES eLearning training course, a link to your business on the RSES website and more.

To learn more about RSES’ Contractor Corporate Membership, view a presentation from RSES International Past President Joe Marchese, CMS. The webinar provides an overview of membership details including: business support; training and educational resources; company recognition; and more. Learn how to advance your business in the HVACR industry today with the Contractor Corporate Membership.

School Corporate Membership (PDF)

Whether your school has a small or large HVACR program, we have a School Corporate Membership package that will help accentuate it in an affordable, effective way. School Corporate Members receive access to education, training and certification that can assist in further developing and strengthening your school HVACR program.
School Corporate Membership includes one free instructor membership, the ability to assign a proctor and provide industry exams, reduced pricing on training and educational opportunities, a direct billing option, access to technical information and much more.

To begin your School Corporate Membership, you may sign your school up today by downloading this fillable PDF and emailing/faxing it to us. Any participating instructor will need to complete and return the appropriate membership form(s) and students of a School Corporate Member may join also join for $40/year, regularly $51.50/year.

Corporate Membership (PDF)

How much could your company benefit from joining the most dynamic HVACR education and training organization in the world? We invite you to find out!

Companies who wish to extend support of the educational opportunities available to the industry through RSES while gaining access to the benefits of membership at a company level – access to training, discounts and more - are invited to join!  Multiple categories and payment structures available. See the application for more information.

For more information regarding membership in RSES call 800/297-5660 x2336 or e-mail


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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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