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About RSES Training

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 – from those new to the HVACR world, to industry veterans wanting to improve their skills and knowledge. RSES training covers all aspects of the HVACR industry, beginning with simple theory and extending to complex troubleshooting.

Training can be conducted conveniently online through RSES eLearning, or through local Chapters, company training facilities, schools, and self-study.


Overview of Safety Course

"Safety Is Job One" is more than a slogan—it’s an everyday work practice that must be kept in mind and followed by everyone in the HVACR industry—from the owner of the business all the way down to the newest apprentice on the job.
Accidents on the job site can result in injury, death, and considerable expense in the form of lost time, property damage, medical costs—and, in some instances, large fines for the business owner. Employers must ensure that a safety program is in place and that every employee receives safety training. For all of these reasons, technicians employed in the HVACR industry must observe proper safety precautions in order to protect themselves, their fellow workers, their customers, and others who may be occupying the job site.
This safety manual addresses common safety issues HVACR technicians encounter in the field, such as electrical safety, tools and instruments, refrigerant handling, ladders, lifting and more. 

Training Products Available

Publications/Electronic Books
Click on the titles below to view course details including table of contents, learning objectives and cost.  Most manuals are available in both hard copy and electronic format.

Safety for the HVACR Service Technician

Instructor Supplementary Material
An instructor CD is available featuring Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and a bank of test questions to help reduce the preparatory work required for teaching a course in safety.  The CD's bank of test questions (utilizing Microsoft Word) contains a minimum of 10 multiple-choice questions per chapter. HVACR instructors and trainers have the flexibility to use the questions as either chapter review questions, or combined as a comprehensive final exam. In addition, the CD also provides thorough slide notes to guide HVACR instructors and trainers through the presentation. Click here for further details!



Many of the RSES courses are North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized, providing technicians with the opportunity to earn continuing education hours in addition to continuing education units.  Please review the manual descriptions for further details on CEUs and CEHs.

Where can I get training and/or take the course?

Training courses are conducted through the local RSES Chapters. View the RSES Events Calendar to find scheduled courses in your area or contact your local Chapter to obtain course information in your area.
Many of the RSES courses are also available by self study.

Need more information?

For further information on the RSES Safety please call RSES headquarters at 800/297-5660 or 847/297-6464, or e-mail us at

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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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