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1 RSES – The HVACR Training Authority

2 Through RSES Membership
Delivering Training and Education Providing Certification Preparation Offering Timely Information Through RSES Membership

3 RSES Overview RSES was founded in 1933 as a non-profit educational society. Since the beginning, the Society’s mission has been to advance the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry by furthering the education and skills of the practicing HVACR professional. With more than 11,000 members, nearly 150 chapters, and tens of thousands of additional technicians who routinely use its training material in 50 countries across six continents, RSES is the organization for professional HVACR technicians and contractors.

4 RSES’ Vision RSES’ Mission
To be the definitive industry leader in all segments of the HVACR industry by providing superior educational training. RSES’ Mission To provide opportunities for enhanced technical competence by offering comprehensive cutting-edge education and certification to our members and the HVACR industry. To advance the professionalism and proficiency of our industry through alliances with other HVACR associations.

5 Delivering Training and Education
RSES’ training courses cover all aspects of the HVACR industry, beginning with simple theory and extending to complex troubleshooting in the areas of: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Heating Electricity Controls Heat Pumps In addition, RSES also provides a number of CD-based learning products that offer HVACR technicians an alternative to the traditional classroom setting.

6 Delivering Training and Education
Online Training RSES eLearning offers high-quality online training developed by leading HVACR experts and includes: RSES Member Webinars Hydrocarbon Refrigerants CEH Corner Air Conditioning Fundamentals Electricity for HVACR Technicians Safety for the HVACR Technician EPA Section 608 Preparation  All eLearning courses are recognized by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), providing the opportunity to earn continuing education hours (CEHs) as well as continuing education units (CEUs).

7 Delivering Training and Education
RSES seminars provide great opportunities for obtaining continuing education and up-to-date HVACR industry information. Seminars are held year-round in cities across North America. RSES’ Annual Conference allows students, members and nonmembers to join their HVACR peers for Society business, targeted educational sessions, an HVACR technology expo, certification testing, and optional social activities and tours.

8 Delivering Training and Education
RSES Webinars are geared to help individuals with technical information they can apply on the job. Webinar specifics: Live webinars are FREE to RSES members All webinars are recorded and posted under the Member-only section of the RSES website Participation in the live webinar earns Members CEHs automatically Archived webinars may be purchased by Members and nonmembers through the RSES Online Store for CEH credit They are typically held the fourth Wednesday of each month Topics covered range from basic- to advanced-level HVACR

9 Providing Certification Preparation
Get the training required to earn various HVACR industry certifications including refrigerant-handling certifications and NATE certifications. Refrigerant-handling Certification EPA Section 608 training materials and testing opportunities are available through RSES. RSES has one of the largest Environmental Protection Agency testing programs in the industry, and RSES training materials have been used to certify nearly 200,000 technicians in accordance with Section 608 of the U.S. Clean Air Act.

10 Providing Certification Preparation
R-410A Safety Certification As more manufacturers build air-conditioning equipment using R-410A, it is important that contractors and technicians understand the safe handling, charging, operating characteristics and proper applications of this refrigerant. RSES provides the exams and training materials for the Universal R-410A Safety and Training exam as a convenience to our members. (Exams and certifications are issued by HVAC Excellence.)

11 Providing Certification Preparation
North American Technician Excellence RSES is a proud supporter of NATE; a coalition of partners sharing a stake in advancing the professionalism of HVACR technicians. RSES offers extensive NATE certification preparatory materials in manual, CD and CD/DVD formats. Additionally, a number of RSES training courses and seminars have been recognized for NATE CEHs.

12 Providing Certification Preparation
Hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants were approved for use by the U.S. EPA through their Significant New Alternatives Policy program in early 2012, for specific refrigeration applications. Hydrocarbon Refrigerants The Hydrocarbon Refrigerants training course provides information on working safely with flammable refrigerants including, but not limited to: EPA Regulations UL Standards Refrigerant Safety Service Procedures

13 Offering Timely Information
RSES Journal, the official monthly magazine of RSES, is the industry’s leading source for technical information that HVACR contractors, technicians and facility managers can apply on the jobsite. The RSES Journal includes comprehensive, authoritative technical articles covering the installation, servicing, maintenance and troubleshooting of HVACR equipment and components as well as new technology. 

14 Types of Membership Student Member Membership in RSES provides students enrolled in accredited HVACR technology programs with an introduction to the Society at a reduced membership fee. Student members can gain most benefits of membership, with the exception of obtaining RSES membership classifications such as Active Specialized Member (SM), Certificate Member (CM) and Certificate Member Specialist (CMS).

15 Types of Membership Individual Member Membership in RSES provides discounted training and education to help individuals stay up-to-speed with the latest information and procedures to help achieve career advancement goals.

16 Types of Membership Corporate Member Membership in RSES provides businesses with opportunities to offer ongoing discounted training to improve and develop employees’ HVACR skills. With the corporate membership, gain access to training, discounts and more by choosing from multiple categories and payment structures. Optimum training leads directly to increased productivity and a more dedicated work force, and it’s more cost effective to retain employees than to train new ones.

17 Types of Membership Contractor Corporate Member
Whether your business is small or large, we have a Contractor Corporate Membership package that will help develop a knowledgeable workforce in an affordable, effective way. Contractor Corporate Members receive access to education, training and certification which can assist in further developing and strengthening your business. Unique to Contractor Corporate Membership, receive up to four free individual memberships, that are all transferable. Meaning, the membership stays with the company and isn’t lost if an employee leaves.

18 Benefits of RSES Membership
Special discounts on training, educational materials, international seminars and the RSES Annual Conference A 12-month subscription to RSES Journal Monthly free live webinars NATE-recognized training courses and seminars CEH/CEUs for specific training programs Entrance into the RSES Technical Institute where members may attain the highest levels of RSES technical competency Exclusive RSES member classifications Entry to member-only features on, including the Service Application Manual where thousands of pages of technical data, equipment analysis and evaluations, field application instruction and more are available Access to the RSES Career Center which unites employers and technicians Networking opportunities at chapter, state and regional levels

19 Benefits of RSES Membership
Partner/affinity programs including: Supplemental insurance programs Credit card/electronic check processing services Travel Web site that helps raise funds for RSES Advertising solutions through direct mail programs Website solution services Discounts on travel, car rentals, hotel/motel rooms Discounts at Jiffy Lube Inc. and FedEx Office Discount on your monthly AT&T wireless bill Discount on fees associated with the collection process Use of the RSES logo for all business correspondence

20 RSES – The HVACR Training Authority
1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite A Rolling Meadows, IL Toll-free: Phone: Fax: Web site:

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