Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

A request to cancel a registration and/or request a refund must be made in writing to 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.

Event registration implies consent that any pictures or video taken during the event can be used for event coverage and promotional purposes. AACP is able to use your likeness without remuneration.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, January 01, 2019
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

    Post your job opening on our website for thirty [30] days!

    Do you have a position you're looking to fill?

    The Association of Air Conditioning Professionals offers Career Placement for you to promote your position to everyone in our database.

    AACP members can post a career placement for free; the non-member rate is $99 per career placement. Payment must be received, in full, before we post a career placement to this website.

    Simply register and pay for the career placement online. Then, send the career placement to in an email or as an email attachment. An attached file must be an original file [IE: Microsoft Word]. The career placement will remain online for 30-days, but can be renewed for an additional 30-days at the same rate.

    • Saturday, March 30, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 19

    NATE Gas Furnace (Air)


    Registration Closes: Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9 a.m.

    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.


    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.


    Technicians may take a NATE certification test that is not related to the refresher course being offered. Simply select the appropriate test during the registration process.

    The Core Exam consists of 50 questions. 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.



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


    A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.

    Due to NATE regulations, registrations MUST be received two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date.

    Download directions to Montgomery College


    An attendee substitution is permitted. A cancellation received seven [7] days prior to the class/exam session will be charged a $35 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued for a cancellation within one week of the class/exam or failure to attend.

    • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Washington Gas - 6801 Industrial Rd. Springfield, VA 22151
    • 56

    Meet the Virginia Inspectors

    Get the latest updates from the local panel of inspectors - Fairfax County, Loudon County, and Arlington County. This is a great opportunity to educate, network and build a solid relationship with one another.

    Brush-up on things in the Combustion Air class, when we review how to correctly spot gas lines, go over code, and learn when the manual supersedes code. Then, visit Pipetown to observe real life gas fires!  This demonstration will display the characteristics of meter and main fires and teach you the warning signs of fire before danger erupts.


    3:00 – 3:15 pm   Arrival & Check-in

    3:15 – 5:15 pm   Classes Begin

    Combustion Air Class
    • This class will review how to correctly spot gas lines, go over commonly forgotten codes, and when manual supersedes code.

    Tour of Pipetown

    • Observe gas fires and learn the characteristics of meter and main fires. Identify the warning signs before danger erupts.

    5:15 pm               Dinner & Networking

    6:00 pm               Panel Discussion with Inspectors

    1. Fairfax Co.
    2. Loudon Co.
    3. Arlington Co.

    7:00 pm               Program Adjourns


    Parking is available in the open parking lot (visitor or any unmarked spots) along with street parking.  DO NOT park in the parking garage.

    If you need assistance with finding a spot, please double park in front of the building and put on your hazards. Come to the front desk and someone will assist in finding an available parking spot.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Includes complimentary registration and meals for one company representative, signage, recognition from the podium, logo on registration placard and in the event details on the website.

    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • That's Amore Restaurant 15201 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD 20850

    Apprenticeship Program Graduation Dinner

    Invitation Only Event

    Join us as we celebrate your completion of the AACP Apprenticeship Program. Your achievements are to be commended and your efforts recognized by your peers, supervisors, instructors and, of course, your family.

    Graduates will be the guest of AACP. Family and friends may accompany the graduate to the dinner. The fee is $40 per person.

    Kindly R.S.V.P. on or before Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

    Please be sure to use the promotion code when you register to attend.

    • Friday, September 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club - 41601 Raspberry Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176

    A Day at the Fairway

    Join HVAC Industry leaders for an exceptional round of golf at the spectacular Raspberry Falls golf course in Leesburg, Virginia.
    Choose your foursome or let AACP pick for you - the format is Captain's Choice! Your ticket price includes the opportunity to golf a full 18 - hole course, enjoy delicious complimentary food and beverages, as well as the chance to win some great prizes!

    General Information

    • Registration will open at 8:00 AM
    • Shotgun is at 9:00 AM
    • Buffet Lunch
    • Awards from the day will be given during lunch along with raffle prizes

    About the Venue

    With vistas of the Catoctin Mountains in the background, you will feel 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.

    Rules and Regulations

    • Raspberry Falls is a non-metal spike facility. The fee for a spike change is $12.00.
    • Dress Code:
      • Men - Slacks or shorts, shirts with sleeve and color.
      • Women - Dress, skirt, slacks, or shorts with blouse or appropriate shirt.
      • Cut-offs or blue jeans are not permitted.

    • Friday, September 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Raspberry Falls Golf Club, 41601 Raspberry Drive, Leesburg VA 20176
    Sponsor AACP's Annual Golf Tournament!

    A Day at the Fairway

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

    Sponsorship Options

    401 - Hole Sponsor

    Includes company signage at the spot of the hole. Limited one hole sponsorship per company. 18 hole sponsorships are available!
    Fee: $250

    402 - Beverage Cart

    Includes signage on the beverage cart and complimentary registration for 4 golfers.
    Fee: $1,500

    403 - Breakfast Sponsor

    Includes signage at the breakfast table.
    Fee: $500

    404 - Dinner Sponsor

    Includes signage at the dinner table and complimentary registration for 4 golfers.
    Fee: $1500

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