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NATE Recertification

A number of RSES training courses, as well as eLearning and seminars have been recognized by NATE for continuing education hours. Individuals who successfully complete one or more of these courses or seminars will receive credit toward renewing their NATE certification.

Training Courses

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (R/AC)
Principles of Refrigeration - 32 CEHs
Compressors, Condensers and Cooling Towers - 36 CEHs
Evaporators and System Components - 38 CEHs
Tools, Controls and Troubleshooting - 42 CEHs
Air Conditioning Principles - 37 CEHs
Heat Transfer and Distribution - 32 CEHs 

Heating Fundamentals - 36 CEHs
Electric Heating - 36 CEHs
Gas Heating - 32 CEHs
Oil Heating - 36 CEHs
Hot Water Heating - 38 CEHs
Steam Heating - 38 CEHs

Introduction to Electricity - 25 CEHs
Electrical Components - 32 CEHs
Basic Electronics - 40 CEHs
Troubleshooting Components - 44 CEHs
Troubleshooting Residential Equipment - 48 CEHs
Electricity for the HVACR Technician - 42 CEHs

Fundamentals of Controls - 30 CEHs
Electromechanical Controls - 40 CEHs

Heat Pump - 128 CEHs

RSES Technical Institute
Training Manual 1 - 72 CEHs
Training Manual 2 - 72 CEHs
Training Manual 3 - 72 CEHs

RSES eLearning

• Air Conditioning Fundamentals - 20 CEHs
• Electricity for HVACR Technicians - 36 CEHs
• Safety for HVACR Technicians - 16 CEHs
• Refrigerant Usage Certification (EPA Section 608 Certification Preparation) - 10 CEHs
• Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Course and Test - 2 CEHs
• NATE Core Essentials Online Training - 4 CEHs

• NATE Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Online Training - 4 CEHs

To view more information, visit RSES eLearning


To view the list of current seminars, refer to the RSES Events Calendar.


RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo

Earn 16 CEHs for attending educational sessions during the conference. 

CEH Corner

Simply visit the RSES Online Store, pay a nominal fee, read a specified published article from RSES Journal, successfully answer all 10 quiz questions correctly and print a certificate of completion for one hour of continuing education. It's that easy.


The RSES Webinar Series is another way to earn CEHs. Past webinars are available through the RSES Online Store and one CEH can be earned for each webinar.

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

RSES and many of its Chapters are official testing and training organizations of NATE. We offer both specific training programs and NATE’s complete family of tests for service technicians and installers, and the specialties under the HVACR umbrella. 

Training and testing for NATE certification is conducted through the local RSES Chapters. View the RSES Events Calendar to find scheduled exams in your area or contact your local Chapter to obtain testing date and location information in your area. 

You may also find more scheduled test dates and locations directly through NATE at

Need more information?

For further information on NATE training products, programs, or testing schedules 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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