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 Heat Pump Course
Written for those individuals who already have a basic background in refrigeration and air conditioning, this two-volume course, published in 2004, covers heat pump fundamentals, components, applications, installation and service. Heat gain and heat loss calculations based on ACCA’s
are included, as are troubleshooting guides for both the electrical and refrigeration systems.
All types of heat pump systems – both packaged systems and split systems – are studied, including air-to-air heat pumps, water-source heat pumps, and various kinds of special-purpose heat pumps such as high-efficiency and multi-capacity units. The use of supplemental and auxiliary heat is discussed. The course also features a simplified performance guide/checklist for servicing heat pumps in both the heating and cooling cycles.
This course is sold only as a two-volume set. Volumes are not available individually.
Training Products Available
Click on the titles below to view course details including table of contents, learning objectives and cost. Manuals are available in both hard copy and electronic format.
Heat Pump Training Course
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. Also included are lesson plans, review tests and a Power Point CD.
for further details.
CEUs and NATE CEHs
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
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
Toll Free Phone: 800/297-5660
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