Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 01, 2019
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    Register

    Promote your business with AACP!


    Companies need to make an impact to reap rewards.

    Promote your brand with a corporate listing on our website or by purchasing an advertisement in our bi-monthly e-Newsletter,

    The Compressor.


    If you purchase an e-Newsletter advertisement, please send the appropriately sized advertisement in PDF or PNG format to info@aacpnet.org. If you purchase a website listing, please send a 50-word company description and a company logo to info@aacpnet.org.


    Download the Sponsorship Specification Sheet for more information.


    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 21
    Register

    NATE Heat Pump


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Friday, October 18, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Class
    Test Only Check-in at 1:30
    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Test


    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

    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.

    NOTE: PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER EXAM SITE.


    PROCTOR

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


    REGISTRATION

    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

    CANCELLATION

    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, November 06, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • AC Hotel National Harbor, 156 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD, 20745
    • 12
    Register

    A Leadership & Finance Seminar
    with Commander Mary Kelly, USN (ret), CEO, Productive Leaders


    Leaders have to understand the economic climate to make good business decisions.  This program will help you bridge the gap between economics and leadership.

    This economic snapshot gives our leaders and managers economic information in a fun and informative way, so they can improve productivity and profitability. 
     

    • Is your leadership focused on keeping the new employees that your human resources staff struggles to hire? 
    • How can you ensure that your employees, both your new hires, and your current team, are ready for upcoming roles and responsibilities?
    • Are you being the leader they need you to be?


    Most leadership programs tell you how to be a great leader. Few delve into the surprisingly common mistakes supervisors, managers, and even CEOs unknowingly make that derail their team’s effectiveness and productivity.

    Commander Mary Kelly examined data from over 100,000 employee surveys to pinpoint the 7 most common reasons some managers and leaders fail while others are so successful.

    Whether in your first year of management or your 30th, this program shows participants hidden pitfalls and how to avoid them, and outlines specific actions that ensure success. 

    This high-content, high-energy, and data-based program is also entertaining and full of actionable takeaways that participants can use to further develop their leadership skills, outcomes, and organizational morale.

    TAKEAWAYS

    •    Understand the market forces that that may affect your business
    •    Understand how to recession-proof your business
    •    Understand economic issues that affect your business and your household, including unemployment, inflation, investments, GDP, job growth, national debt, retirement, and housing
    •    Gain insight into behaviors that may be sabotaging the loyalty of your direct reports
    •    Understand why your top talent may not be performing up to their potential
    •    Gain tools to help you align team goals with the organizational mission
    •    Gain awareness of how you are perceived by your direct reports, peers, and supervisors
    •    Free access to a personalized leadership assessment to identify your leadership strengths and weaknesses.

    Attendees will also get a hard copy of the book, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Leadership Success, and the 7 Prescriptions for Success Manual (a $29.95 value).  You will also get access to the 7 Prescriptions for Success Leaders Guide, and the "5-Minute Business and Leadership Success Series Vault" (a $497 value).


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER


    Mary Kelly is an internationally renowned author and keynote speaker on leadership, productivity, and business growth. In 21 years as a Navy intelligence and logistics officer, Mary trained more than 40,000 military and civilian personnel.

    Mary holds a degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, master’s degrees in both in Economics and History, and a PhD in economics. She has more than 20 years experience teaching economics, finance, leadership, and management at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and Hawaii Pacific University.

    Mary is also a member of MENSA and the American Economics Association. She is the recipient of the U.S. Air Force Academy Outstanding Educator and Instructor of the Year awards. She has published books on leadership, productivity, communication, and business growth.

    Mary loves business strategy, succession planning, and leadership development that yields results.  She also loves helping other people succeed, which is what makes her an effective executive business coach. 

    HAPPY HOUR

    After the seminar, join Commander Kelly and your colleagues for appetizers and drinks at The Brass Tap.  The craft beer bar is located a short walk away from the AC Hotel.

    Happy Hour will run from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and is included in the program price listed below.


    PRICING

    Advance Sale -- AACP Members ONLY  -- Until August 31

    • $199

    Early Bird -- September 1 through September 30

    • Member -- $249
    • Non-Member -- $299

    Standard -- Begins October 1

    • Member -- $299
    • Non-Member -- $349

    SPONSORSHIP


    Leading Sponsor — $2,000
    Includes 2 complimentary registrations, a 5-minute presentation to the group, Marketing materials, Logo on placard and in web event details.

    Event Sponsor — $1,000
    Includes 1 complimentary registration, Marketing materials, Logo on placard and in web event details.

    Bar Sponsor — $750
    Includes 1 complimentary registration, Logo on placard and in web event details.



    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 18
    Register

    NATE CORE


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Friday, October 25, 2019

    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Class
    Test Only Check-in at 12:30
    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Test


    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

    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.

    NOTE: PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER EXAM SITE.


    PROCTOR

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


    REGISTRATION

    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

    CANCELLATION

    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.


    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 15
    Register

    EPA Section 608 Technician Certification -  Refresher Class and Testing

    Registration Closes: Friday, November 8, 2019

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Class
    Test Only Check-in at 1:30
    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Test


    Refresher Class: This is a four-hour refresher class for technicians who want to take the EPA Section 608 Certification Test. The refresher class will review the knowledge needed to take the test and will be held prior to the administration of the test. This is a refresher class - not a training process.

    Certification Test, only: A technician can register to take the certification test without sitting through the refresher class. The registration process will prompt for the selection desired option.

    Photo identification is required to enter the test site.


    About EPA Section 608 Certification

    EPA regulations under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified.

    Technicians are required to pass an EPA-approved test to earn Section 608 Technician Certification. The tests are specific to the type of equipment the technician seeks to work on. Section 608 Technician Certification credentials do not expire.

    Types of Certification

    To pass any EPA type, a candidate must pass a CORE section of the test plus one of the technician types [I, II, III or Universal]. Once CORE is passed, it need not be taken again and it may be used for additional EPA types.

    The EPA developed four types of certification:

    1. Type I - To service small appliances
    2. Type II - To service or dispose of high- or very high-pressure appliances, except small appliances and MVACs
    3. Type III - To service or dispose of low-pressure appliances
    4. Universal - To service all types of equipment

    Study Guide and On-Site Procedures

    Each participant of the Refresher Class will be sent a Study Guide. This manual, included in the Refresher Class registration fee, includes the information needed to refresh technicians on how to recover and contain refrigerant. This include both high- and low-pressure air conditioning and refrigeration equipment above and/or below 25 tons.

    The certification test is administered by ESCO Institute, an EPA-approved certifying organization.

    Participants are typically allowed a non-programmable pocket calculator, Temperature-Pressure chart, and a pencil. A Temperature-Pressure chart is supplied in the EPA Section 608 Applicant Study Guide. A practice "Recovery Efficiency" chart is on the back of the Temperature-Pressure chart. On the day of the test, recreate the chart when given the instruction to begin the test.


    Test Score

    Upon passing the test, the technician will receive a certificate and a wallet card from ESCO Institute. ESCO Institute will maintain a database of all technicians who have successfully passed the ESCO InstituteTraining Refrigerant Recovery test.


    Re-Test

    If a technician needs to retest in a certain section, the technician can apply to take the test, only. A technician must provide the proctor with a copy of both sides of a card or letter of previous EPA-approved certification/non-certification for proof that the technician took such a test.

    If a copy of the previous EPA-approved testing is not provided, the technician must take the complete certification test, which includes Core, and Types I, II, and III. At a minimum, without documentation, the technician must take the Core and the Type that the technician needs for certification and to continue work in the HVACR industry.


    Directions to Montgomery College - Rockville Campus

    The class and specialty exam will be offered at the Rockville Campus of the Montgomery College. Download directions.

    Cancellation

    A cancellation received up to seven [7] days prior to the class/exam will be charged a $35 cancellation fee. There is no refund for a cancellation within seven days of the class/exam or for failure to attend.

    A maximum of 25 technicians are allowed.
    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 24
    Register

    NATE Gas Furnace


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Friday, November 22, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Class
    Test Only Check-in at 1:30
    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Test


    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

    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.

    NOTE: PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER EXAM SITE.


    PROCTOR

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


    REGISTRATION

    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

    CANCELLATION

    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.


Past events

Thursday, October 10, 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Meeting
Monday, September 30, 2019 Residential Furnace Heat Exchanger Inspection Seminar
Saturday, September 28, 2019 EPA Section 608 Technician Certification - Refresher Class and Testing
Saturday, September 21, 2019 NATE CORE Refresher Class/Testing
Friday, September 13, 2019 Golf Tournament Sponsorship
Friday, September 13, 2019 AACP Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, August 19, 2019 Instructor Orientation 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019 Apprentice Orientation 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Apprenticeship Skip Test
Sunday, June 30, 2019 2019-2020 Apprenticeship Repeat Classes
Monday, June 17, 2019 2019-2020 Apprenticeship Program Registration
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Apprenticeship Program Graduation Dinner
Saturday, May 11, 2019 EPA Section 608 Technician Certification - Refresher Class and Testing
Saturday, April 20, 2019 NATE CORE Refresher Class/Testing
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Meet the Virginia Inspectors
Saturday, March 30, 2019 NATE Gas Furnace (Air) Refresher Class/ ANY NATE SPECIALTY Testing
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 HVAC On Tap
Saturday, March 09, 2019 EPA Section 608 Technician Certification - Refresher Class and Testing
Saturday, February 23, 2019 NATE Heat Pump Refresher Class/Testing
Saturday, February 09, 2019 NATE CORE Refresher Class/Testing
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Section 608 Technician Certification - CFC Refresher Class and Testing
Saturday, December 08, 2018 NATE Gas Refresher Class/Testing
Saturday, November 03, 2018 NATE Heat Pump Refresher Class/Testing
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Section 608 Technician Certification - CFC Refresher Class and Testing
Monday, October 15, 2018 AACP Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 29, 2018 NATE CORE Refresher Class/Testing
Monday, September 24, 2018 Residential Furnace Heat Exchanger Inspection Seminar
Monday, August 27, 2018 The 2018-2019 AACP Apprenticeship Program
Monday, August 20, 2018 2018 Apprenticeship Program Orientation
Monday, August 20, 2018 2018 Apprenticeship Program Orientation
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Supervisor ~ On the Job ~ Orientation
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 Repeat Classes [Apprenticeship Program]
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Credit By Exam [First-Year Apprenticeship Program]

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