Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

A request to cancel a registration and/or request a refund must be made in writing to Info@AACPnet.org. An administrative fee may apply for a cancellation received within one week of the event. We regret that a refund will not be issued to an individual who does not attend the event.

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Upcoming events

    • Friday, June 30, 2017
    • Montgomery College - Rockville Campus

    Repeat Classes [Apprenticeship Program]



    Available ONLY to apprentices who need to re-take a class!

    Registered Second, Third and Fourth Year apprentices have the opportunity to re-take a class to complete all classroom related instruction.

    Registration closes on June 30, 2017.

    Registration can be completed online or contact the AACP Team at Info@AAPCnet.org or call 410.527.0780.


    • Friday, June 30, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College
    • 56

    The 2017-2018 AACP Apprenticeship Program



    2017-2018 Academic Year Registration is Open!

    To survive and succeed, it is necessary to have a good education, to choose an occupation which offers a competitive income and to master a skill in which you can take pride.

    The HVACR industry offers you just that! With skilled workers in great demand, the HVACR Industry offers a career with year-round work and the opportunity for promotion.

    This stimulating and exciting four-year apprenticeship program was developed by the AACP after carefully assessing the needs of the HVACR industry.

    Upon successful completion of this program, each apprentice will receive:

    • A career path
    • Pride in themselves
    • Credits toward an Associate Degree from Montgomery College
    • The opportunity to receive a Maryland Journeyperson's License without having to sit for the exam

    Please read the important information below which concerns registration for 2017-2018.

    Apprenticeship registration(s) must be received on or before June 30, 2017.


    FIRST TIME APPLICANTS

    A First-Time Applicant must send a request to AACP to create an online profile. This request can be via email using the link below. Send us this information: First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Home Phone, E-Mail Address and Name of Employer.

    Once we create the online profile, you will be sent a temporary password by email. This password will allow you to log in and update your online profile, change your password, and register for the program.

    Or, you may call the AACP Office at 410.527.0780 to create your online profile.

    First Time Applicants: Send your Information via E-Mail


    To complete the registration process, a First-Time Applicant must e-mail Info@AACPnet.org  or fax 410.527.0270 the following:
    1. Copy of high school diploma, GED Certificate or official transcript of the last grade completed [9th Grade or above].
    2. Copy of Military Discharge papers, if previously served in the United States military.

    RETURNING APPRENTICES

    Log into your online profile using your email address as the username. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password and the system will assign and send you a temporary one. Once you receive the temporary password, log into your profile and update your password.

    NOTE: An unemployed individual can only participate in the first year of the program. An apprentice in the Second, Third and Fourth Year MUST be employed by an AACP member company.

    Returning Apprentices: Click Here to Register


    Financial arrangements for the payment of tuition for the apprenticeship program are strictly between the employer and the apprentice. The employer and the apprentice acknowledge that the sponsor of the apprenticeship program - Association of Air Conditioning Professionals - assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to those financial arrangements.

    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Montgomery College - Rockville, Homer S. Gudelsky Institute

    Credit By Exam [First-Year Apprenticeship Program]



    Available ONLY to registered First Year apprentices!

    Registered First Year apprentices have the opportunity to earn credit hours for past work experience.

    An exam will be given in each of the five instructional areas offered during the First Year Apprenticeship Program. Specifically:

    1. Basic Heating
    2. Electricity
    3. Introduction to Trade
    4. Math
    5. Basic Refrigeration

    A passing grade of 70% or better is required for the First Year Apprentice to move on to the Second Year.

    Calculators are permitted. Phone calculators are not allowed.

    Registration for this event closes on Monday, July 10, 2017.

    Practice Exams

    Download practice exams in each of the five instructional areas.


    • Saturday, September 09, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education

    Refrigerant Recovery Refresher Program for HVACR Technicians

    In 1992 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated mandatory certification for a national recycling and emissions reduction program in the stationary air conditioning and refrigeration industry. AACP’s certification test is brought to you by VGI Training and has been approved by the EPA.

    The manual, which is included in the registration fee for the refresher class/test includes all information needed to refresh technicians on how to recover and contain refrigerant from both high- and low-pressure air conditioning and refrigeration equipment above and/or below 25 tons. Upon passing the test, the technician will receive a certificate and a wallet card from VGI Training. VGI Training will maintain a database of all technicians who have successfully passed the VGI Training Refrigerant Recovery test.

    Need to Retest?

    If you find that you need to retest in a certain section, you can apply to take the test. Those retesting must provide to the proctor a copy of both sides of a card or letter of previous EPA-approved certification/non-certification for proof that he or she took such a test.

    It must be understood that if a copy of the previous EPA-approved testing is not provided, the participant must take the complete certification test, which includes the core, types I, II, and III. At a minimum, without documentation, the participant must take the core and the section type that the participant needs to be certified in to continue to work in the HVACR industry and handle refrigerant.

    Manual

    Included with the refresher class/testing registration is a manual that includes 300 sample questions.

    Knowledge

    Individuals who take the test should have a basic and working knowledge of the HVACR industry and theory related instruction.


    Agenda

    8:00 a.m.  Class

    2:00 p.m. Test

    Download directions to Montgomery College.

    Reservations: Placement will be accepted on a first come-first paid basis. No one will be admitted without having registered in advance.

    Cancellation: Attendee substitutions are permitted.

    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • Raspberry Falls Golf Club, 41601 Raspberry Drive, Leesburg VA 20176

    Golf Tournament Sponsorship

    A Day at the Fairway

    AACP Annual Golf Tournament



    We have over 20 opportunities for you to showcase your company to AACP and HVAC Industry professionals.



    Registration closes Friday, September 1, 2017.


    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club - 41601 Raspberry Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176

    A Day at the Fairway

    AACP Annual Golf Tournament


    Join HVAC Industry leaders for an exceptional round of golf at the spectacular Raspberry Falls golf course in Leesburg, Virginia.

    With vistas of the Catoctin Mountains in the background, you will fell as if you've traveled across the Atlantic to play golf in the British Isles.

    And you will find that one of the biggest tests of your golfing skills on this course will be conquering the deep Scottish-style stacked pot bunkers. As in Scotland, these bunkers have their own names, including “Lee’s Bunker” and “Grant’s Tomb” on No. 11 and “Satan’s Foxhole” on No. 14.

    Registration

    The format is Captain's Choice. The cost is $150.00 per player. Registration includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, dinner and prizes.

    Registration may be purchased Individually or as a foursome.  Guest names are not required upon registration, but must be submitted 2 weeks before the golf tournament.


    8:00 a.m.   Registration Opens
    9:00 a.m.   Shotgun Starts




    Registration closes Friday, September 1, 2017.


    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education

    NATE CORE


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Saturday, September 9, 2017


    North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry.

    NATE is more than a technician certification program. Led by the leading trade associations in the HVAC industry, it is part of a comprehensive industry initiative to:

    • recognize technicians who meet high industry standards
    • promote education and improve technical proficiency in the industry
    • give the industry a clearly defined structure, so that the consumer can easily identify qualified technicians.

    When a technician is certified in an area, it’s clear they meet a broad, comprehensive set of expectations - not just some standards for one kind of equipment or one model.

    Those taking this test should have a basic and working knowledge of HVAC equipment, installing and/or servicing, and prior related theory instruction (at least 240 hours).
    The Core Exam covers safety, tools, soft skills, principles of heat transfer, total comfort, and electrical.

    An HVAC technician must pass the Core Exam and at least one of the Specialty Exams to become a Certified Technician.

    There are five separate Specialty Exams — air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps, and oil heating.
    There are two types: installation and service (service technicians are automatically certified as installation technicians as well).

    The NATE Air Conditioning Excellence HVAC exams are an industry-approved test of knowledge meaningful to HVAC technicians. The exams are designed to test what 80% of technicians need to know 80% of the time in a given year. It’s not an easy test, but nothing worth earning is.

    REFRESHER CLASS & TEST

    A four hour refresher class which will be a review of the knowledge needed to take the test will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher process not a training process.

    TEST

    The Core Exam consists of 50 questions and each Specialty Exam consists of 100 questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Results will be sent to the technician, not the employer, unless the technician signs a release of scores form.

    PROCTOR

    Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) is an authorized proctor organization.

    NOTE: Photo ID is required for entrance to the exam site.


    REGISTRATION RSVP

    By reason of new NATE regulations, all registrations MUST be received two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date.

    Download directions to Montgomery College.

    CANCELLATIONS: Attendee substitutions are permitted. Cancellations received five (5) days prior to the class/exam session will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date. A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.

    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education

    NATE Heat Pump


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Saturday, September 30, 2017


    North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry.

    NATE is more than a technician certification program. Led by the leading trade associations in the HVAC industry, it is part of a comprehensive industry initiative to:

    • recognize technicians who meet high industry standards
    • promote education and improve technical proficiency in the industry
    • give the industry a clearly defined structure, so that the consumer can easily identify qualified technicians.

    When a technician is certified in an area, it’s clear they meet a broad, comprehensive set of expectations - not just some standards for one kind of equipment or one model.

    Those taking this test should have a basic and working knowledge of HVAC equipment, installing and/or servicing, and prior related theory instruction (at least 240 hours).
    The Core Exam covers safety, tools, soft skills, principles of heat transfer, total comfort, and electrical.

    An HVAC technician must pass the Core Exam and at least one of the Specialty Exams to become a Certified Technician.

    There are five separate Specialty Exams — air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps, and oil heating.
    There are two types: installation and service (service technicians are automatically certified as installation technicians as well).

    The NATE Air Conditioning Excellence HVAC exams are an industry-approved test of knowledge meaningful to HVAC technicians. The exams are designed to test what 80% of technicians need to know 80% of the time in a given year. It’s not an easy test, but nothing worth earning is.

    REFRESHER CLASS & TEST

    A four hour refresher class which will be a review of the knowledge needed to take the test will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher process not a training process.


    TEST

    The Core Exam consists of 50 questions and each Specialty Exam consists of 100 questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Results will be sent to the technician, not the employer, unless the technician signs a release of scores form.


    PROCTOR

    Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) is an authorized proctor organization.

    NOTE: Photo ID is required for entrance to the exam site.


    REGISTRATION RSVP

    By reason of new NATE regulations, all registrations MUST be received two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date.

    Download directions to Montgomery College

    CANCELLATIONS: Attendee substitutions are permitted. Cancellations received five (5) days prior to the class/exam session will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date. A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.

    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education

    Refrigerant Recovery Refresher Program for HVACR Technicians

    In 1992 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated mandatory certification for a national recycling and emissions reduction program in the stationary air conditioning and refrigeration industry. AACP’s certification test is brought to you by VGI Training and has been approved by the EPA.

    The manual, which is included in the registration fee for the refresher class/test includes all information needed to refresh technicians on how to recover and contain refrigerant from both high- and low-pressure air conditioning and refrigeration equipment above and/or below 25 tons. Upon passing the test, the technician will receive a certificate and a wallet card from VGI Training. VGI Training will maintain a database of all technicians who have successfully passed the VGI Training Refrigerant Recovery test.

    Need to Retest?

    If you find that you need to retest in a certain section, you can apply to take the test. Those retesting must provide to the proctor a copy of both sides of a card or letter of previous EPA-approved certification/non-certification for proof that he or she took such a test.

    It must be understood that if a copy of the previous EPA-approved testing is not provided, the participant must take the complete certification test, which includes the core, types I, II, and III. At a minimum, without documentation, the participant must take the core and the section type that the participant needs to be certified in to continue to work in the HVACR industry and handle refrigerant.

    Manual

    Included with the refresher class/testing registration is a manual that includes 300 sample questions.

    Knowledge

    Individuals who take the test should have a basic and working knowledge of the HVACR industry and theory related instruction.


    Agenda

    8:00 a.m.  Class

    2:00 p.m. Test

    Download directions to Montgomery College.

    Reservations: Placement will be accepted on a first come-first paid basis. No one will be admitted without having registered in advance.

    Cancellation: Attendee substitutions are permitted.

    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education

    NATE Gas Furnace


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Saturday, November 04, 2017


    North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry.

    NATE is more than a technician certification program. Led by the leading trade associations in the HVAC industry, it is part of a comprehensive industry initiative to:

    • recognize technicians who meet high industry standards
    • promote education and improve technical proficiency in the industry
    • give the industry a clearly defined structure, so that the consumer can easily identify qualified technicians.

    When a technician is certified in an area, it’s clear they meet a broad, comprehensive set of expectations - not just some standards for one kind of equipment or one model.

    Those taking this test should have a basic and working knowledge of HVAC equipment, installing and/or servicing, and prior related theory instruction (at least 240 hours).
    The Core Exam covers safety, tools, soft skills, principles of heat transfer, total comfort, and electrical.

    An HVAC technician must pass the Core Exam and at least one of the Specialty Exams to become a Certified Technician.

    There are five separate Specialty Exams — air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps, and oil heating.
    There are two types: installation and service (service technicians are automatically certified as installation technicians as well).

    The NATE Air Conditioning Excellence HVAC exams are an industry-approved test of knowledge meaningful to HVAC technicians. The exams are designed to test what 80% of technicians need to know 80% of the time in a given year. It’s not an easy test, but nothing worth earning is.

    REFRESHER CLASS & TEST

    A four hour refresher class which will be a review of the knowledge needed to take the test will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher process not a training process.


    TEST

    The Core Exam consists of 50 questions and each Specialty Exam consists of 100 questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Results will be sent to the technician, not the employer, unless the technician signs a release of scores form.


    PROCTOR

    Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP) is an authorized proctor organization.

    NOTE: Photo ID is required for entrance to the exam site.


    REGISTRATION RSVP

    By reason of new NATE regulations, all registrations MUST be received two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date.

    Download directions to Montgomery College

    CANCELLATIONS: Attendee substitutions are permitted. Cancellations received five (5) days prior to the class/exam session will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date. A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.

Past events

Thursday, May 18, 2017 Apprenticeship Program Graduation Dinner
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 HVAC After Hours
Saturday, April 22, 2017 NATE CORE Refresher Class/Testing
Saturday, April 15, 2017 CFC - Refrigerant Recovery Refresher Program for HVACR Technicians
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 18-Hr Journeyman/Master PLUMBER Test Review
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 The Partners and Programs Workshop
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 18-Hr Journeyman/Master GASFITTER Test Review
Saturday, February 18, 2017 NATE Heat Pump Refresher Class/Testing
Saturday, February 04, 2017 CFC - Refrigerant Recovery Refresher Program for HVACR Technicians
Saturday, January 21, 2017 NATE CORE Refresher Class/Testing
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Member Meeting - Post Election Legislative Update
Saturday, November 12, 2016 CFC - Refrigerant Recovery Refresher Program for HVACR Technicians
Saturday, October 29, 2016 NATE Gas Refresher Class/Testing
Saturday, October 15, 2016 NATE Heat Pump Refresher Class/Testing
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Board of Directors P&G Meeting
Saturday, October 08, 2016 CFC - Refrigerant Recovery Refresher Program for HVACR Technicians
Saturday, September 17, 2016 NATE CORE Refresher Class/Testing
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Member Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, July 30, 2016 Apprenticeship: Credit By Exam
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, July 01, 2016 AACP Apprenticeship Program 2016/2017
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting


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