Employment Ready Certifications
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Employment Ready Certifications

Post-Secondary (college, trade school, apprenticeship, manufacturers, wholesaler) instructors need to validate if a student has the retained knowledge necessary for employment in the HVACR industry, or if they need additional training. HVAC Excellence offers the tools needed to accomplish this through our Employment Ready Certifications.

Prerequisite

None

While the people you are training are not yet technicians, and do not meet the requirements to sit for technician-level exams, HVAC Excellence offers Employment Ready Certifications, designed specifically for students and entry level technicians.

Employment Ready Certifications are discipline-specific exams, administered at the end of a training module or course. This provides instructors with valuable feedback to validate each participant’s understanding of the course materials, if they need additional training, and if so, in what area.

Employment Ready Certifications provide employers with a standardized measurement of a job applicant’s knowledge and readiness, regardless of where they were trained.

Unlike grades earned during a course, standardized tests can be used repeatedly to measure change and growth or for "comparing" student achievement. The stimulus for nationally-recognized, Employment Ready Certification arose from the challenges associated with creating uniformity from non-uniform, inconsistent grading practices.

Using these exam results, student achievement can be easily assessed and compared by subject matter categories within an institution, throughout a state, or across the entire nation.

Although some examinations are intended to be offered at the completion of a program, the Employment Ready Certifications are intended to be administered at the end of teaching each course or module. This allows the instructor to measure a participant’s understanding of the course materials, and provide remedial training in a timely matter, when needed.


Certification Received

Persons who successfully pass these exams are awarded a certificate of achievement wallet card, patch, and chevron for each exam passed.


Easy to Integrate

Leading publishers have cross walked their publications to the HVAC Excellence competency and task list, making incorporating our exams simple. Look for the HVAC Excellence logo on their cover, or cross walk on their website.


Publisher Links

Look for the HVAC Excellence logo on the book cover, or ask your publisher to provide you with their crosswalk to the HVAC Excellence Competency and Task List.


Additional Credentials Available

Looking for additional credentials that go beyond the basics? HVAC Excellence Specialty Certifications are available to students, technicians and instructors.


Employment Ready Certifications

Electrical

This 100 question exam covers: components, meter usage, safety, theory, troubleshooting, fundamentals of motors and capacitors, interpreting electrical diagrams.


Electric Heat

This 100 question exam covers: systems & components, equipment - installation & service, heating systems & components, safety, theory & application, troubleshooting.


Gas Heat

This 100 question exam covers: combustion theory, electrical troubleshooting, furnace installation & service, furnace troubleshooting, heating safety, heating system & components.


Oil Heat

This 100 question exam covers: combustion theory and heating fuels, safety, heating systems and components, installation & service, troubleshooting.


Air Conditioning

This 100 question exam covers: air conditioning and refrigeration theory, equipment service, systems and components, troubleshooting, refrigerant flow control theory and application.


Light Commercial Air Conditioning

This 100 question exam covers: commercial AC systems & components, equipment installation & service, refrigeration theory & application, troubleshooting.


Light Commercial Refrigeration

This 100 question exam covers: equipment installation & service, refrigeration systems & components, refrigeration theory & application, troubleshooting.


Heat Pump

This 100 question exam covers: components, controls, heat pump cycle, service, theory, troubleshooting, interpreting heat pump schematics.


System Diagnostics & Troubleshooting

This 50 question exam covers: recovery requirements, AC&R Theory, air supply and delivery, AC&R equipment and tools, AC&R systems and components, system evacuation.


Basic Refrigeration and Charging Procedures

This 50 question exam covers: AC&R theory, AC&R systems and components, air supply and delivery, refrigeration AC troubleshooting, refrigeration systems and components, refrigeration theory and application, special refrigeration system components, system charging.


Carbon Monoxide Safety

This 50 question exam covers: alarms and response, building pressure measurements, building pressure general knowledge, combustion gas, combustion general knowledge, general knowledge, measurements, medial and tools.


Residential & Light Commercial Hydronic Heat

This 100 question exam covers: theory & principle, installation, design & function, system service, component recognition.


Fuel Oil Combustion

This 50 question exam covers: general combustion knowledge, fuel properties, advanced combustion knowledge, combustion analysis, draft.


Natural Gas Combustion

This 50 question exam covers: general combustion knowledge, fuel properties, advanced combustion knowledge, combustion analysis, draft.


Combustion Appliance Zone

This 50 question exam covers building pressure general knowledge, building pressure measurements, static pressure, pressure imbalances and combustion appliance zone testing.


Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analysis

This 100 question exam covers combustion theory and heating fuels, carbon monoxide safety, building pressure measurements, building pressure general knowledge, combustion gas, combustion general knowledge, carbon monoxide general knowledge, carbon monoxide measurements and health effects.


Geothermal Heat Pumps

This 100-question exam covers: components, controls, geothermal loops, heat pump cycle, service, theory, troubleshooting, interpreting heat pump schematics.

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Comparative Analysis Reports

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Comparative Analysis Report