Association of Air Conditioning Professionals

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Upcoming events

    • 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: Friday, September 8, 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.

    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Washington Gas - 6801 Industrial Rd. Springfield, VA 22151
    • 64

    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.


    Agenda

    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.

    7:30 pm               Program Adjourns


    Parking

    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.





    • 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.

    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707

    Meet the Maryland Inspectors

    Join us for Meet the Inspectors. Get the latest updates from the local county inspectors. This is a great opportunity to educate, network and build a solid relationship with one another.


    Agenda

    6:00 pm  Registration & Dinner
    6:30 pm  Discussion with Inspectors
    8:30 pm  Program Adjourn






    • 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.

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel - 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD 20707

    Leadership: Improving Execution to Drive Profits


    We all want to drive more profits to our bottom line and we all know distractions can get in the way of day-to-day execution and achieving many company goals. In this breakout workshop, Gary Elekes will identify the key areas a contractor must focus on to lead and manage more effectively, and he'll explain how even small improvements in business execution can transform your Income Statement for the better!

    Together we will discuss how a basic operating plan with specific goals and a focus on efficiency and productivity can dramatically impact your overall profitability.


    You'll walk away with specific tools and strategies to:

    • Improve as a leader and manage more effectively
    • Increase your company's profitability
    • Improve your own quality of life

    About the Speaker


    Gary Elekes
    President, EPC Equity

    Gary Elekes is serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping others become more successful by sharing what he has learned during his 20+ years working closely with all facets of the contracting industry. During his career, Gary has held senior management positions at Lennox and Service Experts. In 2000, Gary moved into entrepreneurship and started his training and consulting business EPC. Today, EPC continues to support growth oriented businesses aspiring to reach 20% EBIT. He also designed the very first web based learning platform for the residential contracting industry, which acts as a support system for training and learning in HVAC and plumbing trades, and has over 5,000 subscribers.

    In 2003, Gary began acquiring contracting firms with a focus on developing turn-around opportunities. He also opened and operated several start-up businesses. In 2010, he added web design/SEO and online marketing to his company portfolio starting Imarket Solutions as a co-founder. Gary graduated from Ohio State University with a BSBA and also holds a Master's Degree in Business and Finance.

Past events

Friday, September 15, 2017 A Day at the Fairway
Friday, September 15, 2017 Golf Tournament Sponsorship
Saturday, September 09, 2017 CFC - Refrigerant Recovery Refresher Program for HVACR Technicians
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Credit By Exam [First-Year Apprenticeship Program]
Friday, June 30, 2017 The 2017-2018 AACP Apprenticeship Program
Friday, June 30, 2017 Repeat Classes [Apprenticeship Program]
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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