Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 09, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club - 41601 Raspberry Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176

    Join HVAC industry leaders for an exceptional round of golf at the spectacular Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club 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 food & beverages, as well as the chance to win some great prizes!

    General Information

    • Registration and breakfast will open at 8:00 a.m.
    • Shotgun is at 9:00 a.m.
    • 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.

    One of the biggest tests of your skills on this course will be conquering the deep Scottish-style stacked pot bunkers. These bunkers have their own names, including “Lee’s Bunker” and “Grant’s Tomb” on No. 11 and “Satan’s Foxhole” on No. 14.

    Golf Fees & Sponsorship

    Single Golfer // $175
    Foursome // $700

    Hole Sponsor // $300 (12 available)
    Signage at the spot of the hole.

    Premier Sponsor // $500
    (6 available)
    Signage at the spot of the hole; Ability to table at hole & interact with golfers.

    Beverage Cart Sponsor // $1,750 --SOLD OUT--
    Foursome of golfers; Signage on 2 carts circulating course throughout the day; Recognition in promotional emails, on social media & at the tournament.

    Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor // $1,750 --SOLD OUT--
    Foursome of golfers; Signage at the bar at check-in & throughout at the day on a premium hole; Recognition
    in promotional emails, on social media & at the tournament.

    Lunch Sponsor // $1,750 (1available)
    Foursome of golfers; Signage at the bar at check-in & throughout at the day on a premium hole; Recognition
    in promotional emails, on social media & at the tournament.

    Click HERE to register as golf tournament sponsor!

    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 09, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Raspberry Falls Golf Club, 41601 Raspberry Drive, Leesburg VA 20176

    Sponsor AACP's Annual Golf Tournament!

    A great "out of office" opportunity to showcase your company to AACP & HVAC industry professionals from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia!

    Join us for the AACP golf tournament where we anticipate approximately 90 golfers at the beautiful, and centrally located, Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club in Leesburg, VA. 

    Take the time to engage and network with HVAC professionals;
    enjoy breakfast and lunch; include swag in our goody bags.

    Sponsorship Options

    Hole Sponsor // $300
    Signage at the spot of the hole.

    Premier Sponsor // $500

    Signage at the spot of the hole; Ability to table at hole & interact with golfers.

    Beverage Cart Sponsor // $1,750 --SOLD OUT--
    Foursome of golfers; Signage on 2 carts circulating course throughout the day; Recognition on social media & at the tournament.

    Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor // $1,750--SOLD OUT--
    Foursome of golfers; Signage at the bar at check-in & throughout at the day on a premium hole; Recognition on social media & at the tournament.

    Breakfast Sponsor // $1, 750 (1 available)
    Foursome of golfers; Signage at the bar at check-in & throughout at the day on a premium hole; Recognition on social media & at the tournament.

    Lunch Sponsor // $1,750 (1available)
    Foursome of golfers; Signage at the bar at check-in & throughout at the day on a premium hole; Recognition on social media & at the tournament.

    All Sponsors may send company branded item for inclusion in Golfer Swag Bag!

    Sponsorship registration is available until September 2, 2022. Swag must also be shipped to AACP by September 2, 2022.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristin Atwell at info@aacpnet.org or 410-527-0780.

    • Monday, September 12, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online

    Available ONLY to apprentices who need to re-take a class!

    Registered second, third and fourth year apprentices have the opportunity to re-take a class to complete all classroom related instruction.

    Registration has been extended! Sign up for classes before July 22.

    Registration can be completed online, or by contacting the AACP Team, or calling 410.527.0780.

    • Monday, September 12, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    2022-2023 Academic Year Registration

    Registration has been extended! Sign up for classes by July 22, 2022!

    The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration industry, HVAC/R, refers to the mechanical systems used to heat, ventilate and cool indoor spaces. Homes and businesses require a licensed technician to install, maintain, and repair climate control units such as furnaces, air conditioners, and refrigerators.

    Our four-year apprenticeship program, approved for HVAC technicians in both Maryland and Virginia, provides the required training to advance from an apprentice to a journeyperson.

    With skilled workers in great demand, the HVAC/R Industry offers you a career with year-round work, an occupation with competitive income, and the opportunity for promotion.


    • AACP is an official HVAC/R Apprenticeship Program Sponsor in Maryland and Virginia.
    • Instructors are highly-regarded and recognized technicians with proven experience.
    • Classes are online with required labs.
    • We provide first-year apprentices with a new Dell laptop - yours to keep!
    • Tuition includes textbooks, and access to the full-suite of Microsoft Office 365 software, our online learning module, an AACP email account, and access to our online On-The-Job Training system to record your hours while on the job, and from your smart device.
    • Since 1988, over 700 apprentices graduated from our program and became a journeyperson.

    Click here to learn more about:



    These are the minimum qualifications for an apprentice.

    1. Be at least sixteen [16] years of age. The applicant will provide proof of age.
    2. Completed at least the ninth [9th] grade of education. The applicant will provide a copy of a diploma or transcript of last grade completed.
    3. Provide a copy of a valid state-issued driver’s license.
    4. Be physically fit to perform the work of the occupation.  A physical examination and/or a doctor’s certificate which states the applicant has the physical ability to perform the work, may be required.
    5. Have adequate means of transportation to his/her employer and/or job site.
    6. Provide occupation-related tools as required by the employer and be of legal age to handle the tools.
    7. Provide a copy of military service discharge papers [or Form DD214], if a veteran.


    The basic requirements to be in the apprenticeship program are:

    1. An individual can be unemployed to participate in the first Year, only.
    2. An individual must be employed by an AACP member company for each of the second, third and fourth year. See our Directory for AACP member companies.
    3. The term of apprenticeship for the occupation shall be eight thousand [8,000] hours plus a minimum of five hundred seventy-six [576] hours of related instruction over four [4] years.

    4. Maintain a state-issued Apprentice License during the program.


    Classes for the Apprenticeship Program will be held fully virtual. The apprentice will use an online learning platform, as well as video calls to participate in virtual classes and classwork.

    If and as needed the apprentice will attend on-site lab instruction.


    Click the link to register. All registration and online profile information should match the applying apprentice.

    **If you work with a member company of AACP, you will need to be added into the membership in order to pay the member price. The company bundle administrator or a member of the AACP team will need to do this for you. Please call us at 410-527-0780 or email us to reach an AACP team member.

    Once you complete registration, you will receive an email with AACP login credentials, as well as a registration confirmation.

    Please note all first-year apprentices will need to upload the following upon registering:

    1. State-issued driver's license.
    2. High school diploma, GED Certificate or official transcript of the last grade completed [9th Grade or above].
    3. Military Discharge papers, if previously served in the United States military.
    4. State-issued Apprentice License.

    First Time Applicants: Click Here to Register


    Click the link to register and use the apprentices AACP profile email to proceed.
    All registration information should match the applying apprentice.

    Once completed registration, you will receive a registration confirmation.

    To log into your online profile, use your email address as the username. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password and the system will assign and send you a temporary one. Once you receive the temporary password, log into your profile and update your password.

    Returning Apprentices: Click Here to Register


    Tuition for a first-time apprentice includes academic coursework, textbooks, a computer and required online program software.

    Tuition for a returning apprentice includes academic coursework, textbooks, and required online program software.

     Early Bird
    First-time apprentice w/
    member company
     $2,300  $2,500
    First-time apprentice w/
    non-member company
     $2,700  $3,000
    Returning apprentice  $1,850  $2,000

    The last day to register with Early Bird pricing is June 10, 2022.

    *Get Early Bird pricing throughout registration when you register 4 or more apprentices.

    A second, third and fourth year apprentice must be employed with an AACP member company.

    *When registering for the 4 or more promotion after June 10th, the first 3 apprentices will be registered at the standard rate. The 4th registration and above rate will be discounted to the Early Bird rate.


    Unless other arrangements are approved in advance and in writing, tuition must be paid in full on or before Friday, July 29, 2022.

    The Association of Air Conditioning Professionals, AACP, assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to any financial arrangement between the apprentice and the employer.

    There is no refund of any tuition for an apprentice who leaves their employer and is unemployed, or who leaves the program. AACP will deactivate all apprenticeship-related software on the laptop.

    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel - 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD 20707
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    AACP Members Only: Receive a DEEP discount until August 5! Read on for details.

    Thursday, October 20, 2022 // 8 AM
    DoubleTree Laurel

    Heat Exchanger  Experts Seminar Benefits

    The most effective way to find & identify the types and locations of common defects in in various heat exchangers over the past 50 years

    Identify defects that occur in the newer, high-efficiency furnaces too!

    After attending this seminar, service technicians will realize how many defective, unsafe furnaces they may have overlooked...

    **8 NATE CEU hours provided to those with previous NATE certification**

    We let you see for yourself! Name brands and real-to-life examples

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

    The heat exchanger reviews come from actual inspections, just like the ones you perform as part of your daily routine. Learn how to identify wear-patterns of various exchanger designs. See repeating trouble spots of various furnaces &  decrease inspection time.


    • NOW through August 5!! Special AACP Member Early Bird Pricing// $1,250
      To take advantage of this price, a company must be a full-year Active member [$450 dues]. Other membership categories, may upgrade by calling 410-527-0780.
    • AACP Member price beginning August 6 // $1,550
    • Non-Member Price // $1,750

    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 has grown up in the HVAC-R 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.

    Christopher Prach grew up in this industry 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, makes him a great addition to the instructing team. When he is not on tour, aside from being a father, he oversees the field operations in our service company.


    Registration is limited to 35 attendees. Breakfast, lunch and two snacks included throughout the day. 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.

Past events

Saturday, June 18, 2022 Baseball Networking Event
Saturday, June 18, 2022 Apprenticeship Graduation
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 Heat Exchanger Experts Seminar
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Legal Hot Topics with Frank Kollman
Friday, September 10, 2021 Golf Tournament Sponsorship
Friday, September 10, 2021 AACP Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 09, 2021 FIRST YEAR Apprentice Orientation 2021
Thursday, September 09, 2021 2nd, 3rd, & 4th YEAR Apprentice Orientation 2021
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 INSTRUCTOR Orientation 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Baseball Networking & Graduation Event
Friday, July 09, 2021 2021-2022 Apprenticeship Program Registration
Friday, June 25, 2021 2021-2022 Apprenticeship Repeat Classes
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Legal Hot Topics with Frank Kollman
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Quarterly Legal Update: HR & Employment Law
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Leadership Seminar: Featuring Mary Kelly
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 COVID-19 Updates for January 2021

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

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