About ESCO Group

It is our mission to improve the technical competency of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

To help us accomplish our long-term goals for industry advancement, we offer programs that validate the technical education process. These programs include, but are not limited to, programmatic accreditation, educator credentialing, and progressive levels of certification.


Programmatic Accreditation

Programmatic accreditation ensures that HVACR training programs meet nationally established standards.

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Educator Credentialing

Educator credentialing verifies that instructors have mastered the competencies needed to effectively teach their curriculum as well as to organize and conduct their training in a manner that is conducive to learning.

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Progressive Levels of Certification

Our progressive levels of certification measure ones retained knowledge at all stages in their career in an effort to ensure continued and ongoing success in the HVACR industry. What makes our organization unique is that we offer portable and stackable credentials at all levels and stages in the careers of those in the HVACR industry.

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Proctor Application

HVACR educators and wholesaler trainers can apply to become proctors who, upon approval, are authorized to administer examinations to certification candi-dates. Registered test administrators can login to our website to conduct online testing, access exam results and detailed statistical reports as well as other valua-ble resources.

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Statistical Reports

Our statistical reports are powerful tools that can be used to quickly identify potential problems in the educational process. Does the problem lie with a particular student, a group of students, the curriculum or the instructor? Our student assessments, when used in conjunction with educator credentialing examinations, can help identify the source of the problem, while offering solutions to help eradicate the situation. Additionally, these reports may aid the program in documentation for Perkins compliance.

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Modular Training

To simplify the task of training HVACR students, we offer a number of modular training packages. These packages often include a comprehensive training manu-al, instructor resources (PowerPoint with speakers notes, Instructional Supplement, Lesson Plans, Syllabus), and an end of course certification examination. Addi-tionally, many of our publications can be customized to meet the individual needs of the training organization.

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Professional Development

Becoming an effective and dynamic HVACR instructor is a challenging task, especially given that the industry is continually changing. To help ensure HVACR in-structors receive relevant professional development, geared specifically to their needs, we host the National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference. Instruc-tors can attend feeling confident that each and every class was created exclusively for HVACR instructors, by instructors.

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We invite you to learn more about the 200 plus HVACR training solutions we offer by reviewing the links on our website.


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 521
Mount Prospect, IL
60056-0521

Phone Numbers

Toll Free (800) 726-9696
Fax (800) 546-3726

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Time