Courses are open-entry, self-paced, open-exit (unless described otherwise). You have access to each course for 60 days (unless stated otherwise). Spend as much time as needed on a certain subject or move along more quickly.
"All courses include instructor support. "
If you have questions for the instructor, just send an e-mail and you will have an answer within 24 hours.
Our coursees present specific HVACR concepts by incorporating some or all of the following: text reading assignments, web site tours, applied exercises, online quizzes, industry terminology definitions, video clips, animations, images and downloadable/printable handouts. Each module concludes with a 20 question module-specific exam and the course may conclude with a 25 question comprehensive final exam. Students are required to earn a minimum score of 75% overall for successful course completion, and to complete the Online Learning Survey before a Certificate of Completion will be issued.
All courses are aligned with the National Standards for HVACR education and the Home Performance industry as formulated by numerous industry groups such as ANSI/ACCA Quality Standards, AHRI, HVAC Excellence, PAHRA, PHCC, RSES, and others. Each course is recognized for NATE Continuing Education Hours applicable to re-certification (see each course description). Courses may also qualify for state and local re-licensure CEH’s, and for state teaching certification renewal CEU’s (check with your local agency for details and contact us if you need assistance). Intermediate and Advanced course descriptions also describe the Recommended Prerequisites.
Please refer to each course description in the Catalog for the specific details. Prerequisites are not required; however, you will find the Advanced course content challenging if you have not mastered the recommended prerequisites. You may use your certificate(s) of completion to verify successful completion of a course by providing it to any of the following: your state’s HVACR licensing board, state’s board of education as credit toward renewal of a teaching certificate, national industry certification organizations (such as NATE) to be applied to re-certification, your employer to be used for advancement, or if you’re enrolled in a state apprenticeship program-to the state office of apprenticeship as verification of successful completion of the required course of study.
You may also use certificates in your professional portfolio as part of maintaining, upskilling, or advancing job qualifications; or when job hunting.