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RSES Launches New eLearning Electricity Course

April 15th, 2021


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 RSES Launches New eLearning Electricity for the HVACR Technician Course


ElectricityRolling Meadows, Ill. (April 15, 2021) – RSES is happy to announce the launch of its updated Electricity for the HVACR Technician eLearning course on the HVACR Learning Network powered by ESCO RSES. This is an interactive online course that provides an introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism, description of basic electrical devices that use these concepts, the concepts of alternating current and related devices, and the basic explanation of electrical schematics. The course is broken out into the following 12 modules:

  • Terminology and Units of Measurement: Covers the “building blocks” of matter and understand the relationship between atomic structure and electricity;
  • Electronics - History and Concepts: Provides an introduction to the basics of electronics, and will help you understand the difference between the terms “electronics” and “electric;”
  • Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits, and Power: Explains a series in a circuit and state the three rules that govern the behavior of a series circuit;
  • Magnetism and Transformers: Focuses on the concept of magnetism, the various types of magnets in use today, and their individual characteristics;
  • Magnetic Attraction, Repulsion, and Shielding: Defines magnetic lines of force, explain magnetic fields, and define magnetic flux;
  • Transformers: Explains the purpose of a transformer, describe the components of a transformer, list the common defects you may encounter when working with transformers, and explain how the power-handling capacity of a transformer is measured. :
  • Relays, Contactors and Starters: Discusses the workings of relays, contactors and starters;
  • Fundamentals of Alternating Current: Studies the nature and composition of alternating current. You will be able to explain alternating current and explain sine waves;
  • Alternating Current: Reactance, Impedance & Power Factor: Teaches how to calculate the resistance offered by capacitors and inductors;
  • Circuit Protection Devices: Fuses: Discusses the conditions under which protection is needed, and describe the different types of fuses;
  • Circuit Protection Devices: Circuit Breakers & Overload Protection: Covers the main components of a circuit breaker, and explains the basic function of a circuit breaker; and
  • Understanding Electrical Schematics: Describes how wiring diagrams can be read, identify different types of wiring diagrams used in HVACR industry, and name the five basic components to any schematic.

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 36 NATE CEHs or 3.6 CEUs. All modules together provide approximately 30–40 hours of electrical training.

Electricity_BookThis online course and the individual modules closely resemble the RSES Electricity for HVACR Technicians manual as well as various lessons covered throughout the Electricity Unit manuals, however, the eLearning option further supplements and stresses the safety issues related to the HVACR industry.
RSES will be releasing Air Conditioning Fundamentals in the next few weeks.

To purchase the online course, visit The HVACR Learning Network or check out RSES’ Online Store. You can also call 800-297-5660.

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 IS MOVING: PO Box 248, Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0248.




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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