On this page you'll find information about ACCA-NCC's
|Training Offered by Our Associate Partners|
|NATE (North American Technician Excellence) a National HVACR Technician Certification|
The ACCA-NCC apprenticeship program for 2013-2014 is now CLOSED, applications are no longer being accepted.
This four year, State of Maryland registered (held at Montgomery College's Gudelsky Institute in Rockville, Maryland), program is designed to prepare the serious-minded for a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. The program is held two nights a week - seven months a year. The related training is complimented by on-the-job training the apprentice receives from their employer.
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December 17, Board Meeting, MD (click here for information)
March 17-20, 2014, ACCA-National's Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
For more information on any of the above functions contact ACCA-NCC at 301-384-ACCA.
National HVAC Technician Certification
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.
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 Core Exam consists of 50 questions and each Specialty Exam consists of 100 questions. Test timing for the Core Exam and one Specialty Exam is a maximum of 4 hours.
At the present moment we have no NATE testing scheduled. You can refer to NATE's home page for testing near you.
- NOTE: The refresher process is not a training process. 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).
- For more information or to have a registration form faxed to you call 301-384-ACCA.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated mandatory certification for a national recycling and emissions reduction program in the stationary air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America/Pennsylvania College of Technology Transfer Center certification test has been EPA approved.
NOTE: The refresher process is not a training process. 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).
At the present moment we have no CFC testing scheduled. Please check back for the 2014 schedule.
For more information on any of the above listed functions contact ACCA-NCC at 301-384-ACCA or send an e-mail to email@example.com.