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RSES Adds ESCO’s Low GWP Refrigerant Safety Training to its Online Store

March 8th, 2021


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RSES Adds ESCO’s Low GWP Refrigerant Safety Training to its Online Store

A2L_BookRolling Meadows, Ill. (March 8, 2021) – RSES is pleased to announce the addition of ESCO Institute’s Low GWP Refrigerant Safety: Flammable and Mildly Flammable Refrigerants Training and Certification Program to its online store for Members and non-members.

With numerous changes to building codes and industry standards to accommodate the safe use of Low GWP refrigerants, those working in the HVACR industry need a reliable source of information and training to keep pace with innovation. The Low GWP Refrigerant program manual covers:

  • Refrigerant safety
  • Introduction to Low GWP refrigerants
  • Refrigerant properties and characteristics
  • The refrigeration cycle
  • Working with refrigerant blends
  • Proper installation and service guidelines
  • Flammable refrigerant considerations
  • Explanation of the associated codes and standards for A2L refrigerants

Instructor resource materials include a 204-slide PowerPoint presentation that correlates directly with the manual. Each slide contains speaker notes to aid the instructor through the presentation and provide additional talking points.

A 50-question, closed-book certification exam is available to validate that a person has retained the information presented in the program. The exams covers: General Flammable Refrigerant Safety Knowledge, Core ACR Knowledge, Flammable System Service Safety, Flammable System Installation Safety, and Flammable Refrigerant Transportation and Handling Safety.

If you are currently an RSES proctor or you would like to become one, and you would like to be able to administrator the Low-GWP/A2L exam, please submit the proctor application.

Watch for a Low GWP Refrigerant Safety eLearning course coming soon.

For more information about the new manual and instructor resource, visit our online store. If you have any questions, contact 800-297-5660 or
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 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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