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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 Heating Courses

The heating training series provides participants with instruction in various types of heating systems that are commonly used today. Beginning with heating fundamentals students will be introduced to the concepts of heat, heating principles, heat flow and air distribution, and heat load calculations. Independent Units of study provide detailed instruction of electric heating, gas heating, oil heating, hot-water heating, and steam heating systems.

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.
Heating Fundamentals 
Electric Heating
Gas Heating
Oil Heating
Hot Water Heating
Steam Heating
Understanding Radiant Systems
Understanding Geothermal Systems

Instructor Supplementary Material

Instructor editions for the printed publications are available.  Instructor editions include the student manual as well as an instructor supplement which includes answers to the Lesson Review Questions (LRQs) and the location of the answers in the text. 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.

College Credit from Pennsylvania College of Technology

RSES has entered into an articulation agreement with The Pennsylvania State University affiliate, Pennsylvania College of Technology, based in Williamsport, Pa., that provides college credit for students who have completed RSES training courses.

Under the agreement, Pennsylvania College of Technology will grant 53 credits for successful completion of specified RSES training courses toward a Bachelor of Science major in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design Technology from its School of Construction & Design Technologies. For additional information, visit Pennsylvania College of Technology agreement

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 RSES training products please call RSES headquarters at 800/297-5660 or 847/297-6464, or e-mail us at
  • 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite A
  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • 60008-1397
  • Toll Free Phone: 800/297-5660
  • Phone: 847-297-6464

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