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RSES Offers HC Training, NATE Testing at the 2018 AHR Expo

December 21st, 2017

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Dec. 21, 2017) – RSES will be an active player during the 2018 AHR Expo being held in Chicago on Jan. 22–24, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  


In addition to residing at booth No. 4443 during the show, RSES Region 2 Director Art Miller, CMS, RCT, will be presenting “Hydrocarbons as Refrigerants and Alternatives to HFCs” on Monday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room S103D. This free session will review HC regulations and standards, refrigerant properties and safety, including the alternatives HFC-32 and HFOs, system component compatibility, servicing procedures, the refrigeration cycle and cylinder storage and transport. No registration is re

Also on Monday, RSES will proctor one session of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) technician certification testing from 1 to 5 p.m. in room S501. Separate registration is required. Those interested in testing should click here for a copy of the registration form, fill it out and email it to Emlyn Bertsche, Member Relations/Testing Manager, at The deadline for registration is Jan. 12, 2018.

Technicians who have earned NATE certification are preferred among consumers, require fewer callbacks, and generate more income for their employers, thus earning higher wages on average and demonstrating greater value to employers than non-certified technicians.


RSES is a leading education, training and certification association for HVACR professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization with chapters in the United States and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information about RSES, visit


NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in 11 specialty areas: air conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics gas, hydronics oil, commercial refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration, ground source heat pump and senior efficiency analyst. For more information about NATE, visit

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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