Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

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    • Monday, July 01, 2019
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    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 22
    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.


    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery College Rockville, MD - Gudelsky Institute of Technical Education
    • 25
    Register

    NATE CORE


    NATIONAL HVAC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

    Registration Closes: January 6, 2020

    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, February 15, 2020
    • 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, February 7, 2020

    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, February 22, 2020
    • 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: Monday, February 10, 2020
    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, April 11, 2020
    • 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, April 3, 2020

    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.

Past events

Saturday, November 16, 2019 EPA Section 608 Technician Certification - Refresher Class and Testing
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Keep Your Cool! Better Leadership for Better Profitability
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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