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RSES Launches New eLearning Safety for the HVACR Technician Course

November 25th, 2020



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RSES Launches New eLearning Safety for the HVACR Technician Course


Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Nov. 24, 2020) – RSES is happy to announce the launch of its updated Safety for the HVACR Technician eLearning course on its new and improved platform at This is an interactive online course covering safety facts, guidelines, and recommendations for the HVACR service technician under the following eight modules:

  • Personal Protective Equipment: Covers the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by OSHA standards;
  • Tools and Test Instruments: Provides safety tips for using tools and test instruments;
  • Electrical Safety: Covers hazards their effect on human body and precautions related to such hazards;
  • Fan Safety: Introduces installation, maintenance and general precautions for air-moving equipment;
  • Soldering, Brazing and Welding: Describes hazards during soldering, brazing, and welding and related precautions;
  • Fire Safety: Describes fire safety and related precautions and rules;
  • Ladders, Scaffolds, and Lifts: Offers guidelines for safe use of ladders prescribed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; and
  • Material Handling: Covers the correct methods of moving materials manually and moving materials using machinery.

Each module, which may be purchased individually or together as one bundled course, includes an end-of-module certificate upon the successful completion of an exam. The course is approved for 16 NATE CEHs or 1.6 CEUs. All modules together provide approximately 12–20 hours of safety training.

This online course and the individual modules closely resemble the RSES Safety for the HVACR Service Technician manual, however, the eLearning option further supplements and stresses the safety issues related to the HVACR industry.


RSES will be releasing Electricity for HVACR Technicians and Air Conditioning Fundamentals in the next few weeks.


RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration 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 U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information on RSES or to become a Member, call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit our website at RSES, 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite A, Rolling Meadows, IL  60008-1397.



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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