2Through RSES Membership Delivering Training and EducationProviding Certification PreparationOffering Timely InformationThrough RSES Membership
3RSES OverviewRSES 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.
4RSES’ Vision RSES’ Mission To be the definitive industry leader in all segments of the HVACR industry by providing superior educational training.RSES’ MissionTo 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.
5Delivering 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 ConditioningHeatingElectricityControlsHeat PumpsIn addition, RSES also provides a number of CD-based learning products that offer HVACR technicians an alternative to the traditional classroom setting.
6Delivering Training and Education Online TrainingRSES 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).
7Delivering 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.
8Delivering 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 membersAll webinars are recorded and posted under the Member-only section of the RSES websiteParticipation in the live webinar earns Members CEHs automaticallyArchived webinars may be purchased by Members and nonmembers through the RSES Online Store for CEH creditThey are typically held the fourth Wednesday of each monthTopics covered range from basic- to advanced-level HVACR
9Providing Certification Preparation Get the training required to earn various HVACR industry certifications including refrigerant-handling certifications and NATE certifications.Refrigerant-handling CertificationEPA 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.
10Providing Certification Preparation R-410A Safety CertificationAs 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.)
11Providing Certification Preparation North American Technician ExcellenceRSES 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.
12Providing 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 RefrigerantsThe Hydrocarbon Refrigerants training course provides information on working safely with flammable refrigerants including, but not limited to:EPA RegulationsUL StandardsRefrigerant SafetyService Procedures
13Offering 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.
14Types of MembershipStudent MemberMembership 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).
15Types of MembershipIndividual MemberMembership 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.
16Types of MembershipCorporate MemberMembership 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.
17Types 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.
18Benefits of RSES Membership Special discounts on training, educational materials, international seminars and the RSES Annual ConferenceA 12-month subscription to RSES JournalMonthly free live webinarsNATE-recognized training courses and seminarsCEH/CEUs for specific training programsEntrance into the RSES Technical Institute where members may attain the highest levels of RSES technical competencyExclusive RSES member classificationsEntry to member-only features on RSES.org, including the Service Application Manual where thousands of pages of technical data, equipment analysis and evaluations, field application instruction and more are availableAccess to the RSES Career Center which unites employers and techniciansNetworking opportunities at chapter, state and regional levels
19Benefits of RSES Membership Partner/affinity programs including:Supplemental insurance programsCredit card/electronic check processing servicesTravel Web site that helps raise funds for RSESAdvertising solutions through direct mail programsWebsite solution servicesDiscounts on travel, car rentals, hotel/motel roomsDiscounts at Jiffy Lube Inc. and FedEx OfficeDiscount on your monthly AT&T wireless billDiscount on fees associated with the collection processUse of the RSES logo for all business correspondence
20RSES – The HVACR Training Authority 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite ARolling Meadows, ILToll-free:Phone:Fax:Web site: rses.org