Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 19, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Montgomery College, Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education Building - 1264-1398 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
    Register



    As we start the 2019-2020 academic year, it is important for each apprentice to participate in the Orientation Program. All apprentices will receive their books for the year at Orientation - books will not be distributed at a later date.

    The Orientation will include updates on the transfer to online systems for attendance, grades and OJT hours along with updates to attendance requirements.

    NOTE: Only the Apprentice can register themselves for orientation through their AACP account.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 9, 2019

    This orientation is MANDATORY for ALL registered apprentices,
    including individuals only registered for a Repeat Class.


    Agenda

    • Program Requirements
    • Class schedule
    • Attendance Requirements
    • On-the-Job Training hours (OJTs)
    • Code of Conduct
    • New grading & attendance system


    Schedule - 5:30 PM Arrival


    Orientation by Class Year:

    First Year: Room 224

    Second Year: Room 239

    Third Year: Room 226

    Fourth Year: Room 234


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

    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
    Register
    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 - SOLD OUT

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

    403 - Breakfast Sponsor
    - SOLD OUT

    Includes signage at the breakfast table.
    Fee: $500

    404 - Dinner Sponsor
    - SOLD OUT

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







    • Saturday, September 21, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 24
    Register

    NATE CORE


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: Friday, September 6, 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.


    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 25
    Register

    EPA Section 608 Technician Certification -  Refresher Class and Testing

    Registration Closes: Friday, September 20, 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.
    • Monday, September 30, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel - 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD 20707
    • 32
    Register

    Work One-on-One with Heat Exchanger Experts




    Heat Exchanger Training & Seminar Benefits

    • The most effective way to find and identify defects in the heat exchanger
    • Locate where defects most commonly occur
    • Metal behavior tendencies and histories of heat exchanger failure
    • The consistent defects in various heat exchangers over the past 50 years
    • Defects that occur in the newer, high-efficiency furnaces
    • After attending this seminar, service technicians will realize how many defective, unsafe furnaces they may have overlooked

     We let you see for yourself

    Over 50 actual field-tested heat exchangers are brought right to the class room for your personal inspection. See the stress points, fracture zones, and design considerations which you MUST know in order to properly inspect a furnace.





    Name brands and real-to-life examples

    The heat exchangers reviews come from actual inspections, just like the ones you perform as part of your daily routine. You will learn how to identify wear-patterns of various exchanger designs. By attending our heat exchanger training, you will be able to quickly see repeating trouble spots of various furnaces which can greatly decrease inspection time.

     


    Who Should Attend

    Every furnace installer and inspector can benefit from this seminar. The information presented represents over 50 years of combined expertise in the heating industry. Learn the secrets of the trade now so you can apply them throughout your career.

    • Company Owners
    • Service Managers
    • Heating Technicians

    About the Instructors

    Russell Prach

    Russell Prach, son of Ellis, has grown up in this industry. Shadowing his father, Russell has acquired Ellis’ expertise on heat exchanger services, and is eager to pass it along. Russell’s passion and enthusiasm for this trade is contagious; you will see his enthusiasm transpire in his teaching methods as he captures the attention of each and every student or attendee.

    Thanks to Russell's passion, both contractors, and home inspectors alike, leave the class inspired and excited to use their newfound knowledge in the field.

    Christopher Prach

    Meet the youngest instructor on our team, Christopher Prach. Although new to the training, Christopher grew up in this industry under Ellis, so heat exchanger training and servicing are both very familiar to him.

    The knowledge he brings from his extensive field experience, accompanied by the expertise passed down from his father, Christopher makes a great addition to the instructing team. When Christopher is not on tour, aside from being a father, he oversees the field operations in our service company.

    Registration

    Registration is limited to 35 attendees. Reserve your spot today!

    This class will start promptly at 8:00 am.  Attendees must arrive by 7:30 a.m. to check-in.


    Included Materials:

    • A copy of the fully updated training manual
    • A booklet covering classroom materials
    • A certificate of completion wallet card to each attendee

    Attendees to Provide:

    • A good attitude, pen, and a flashlight


    NATE Certified Attendees:

    • Must bring their NATE certification card to class (or know your number) to be credited the hours.  Attendees will sign a NATE continuing education form during class.


    No Distraction Policy

    We cannot waste valuable time. If a student is rude, a distraction, or falls asleep during class, they will immediately be dismissed and no refund will be given for that student.

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 25
    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.


    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 25
    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
    • 25
    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

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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