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Progressive Levels of Certification

Stackable Credentials

Throughout each stage of a person’s career in the HVACR industry as a student, technician, contractor, or instructor, they take “Stackable” progressive levels of certification. They do so to validate if they have the retained knowledge in each area or need additional training. Unlike other organizations that target only students, instructors, or technicians, we offer progressive levels of portable and stackable credentials at all career levels and stages in the HVACR industry. Having this unique and highly respected vantage point, we can track the progress and accomplishments of an individual as they advance in the industry.

We invite you to learn more about the certifications from HVAC Excellence, and frequently asked questions here.

Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Areas of Certification

EPA Section 608 Certification

For working on stationary HVACR equipment.

Section 609 EPA Certification

For Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning.

Student Outcome Assessments (H.E.A.T.)

For High School HVACR Programs.

Employment Ready Certifications

A series of discipline specific ongoing exams that validate employment ready skills.

Specialty Certifications

Addressing industry concerns pertaining to: safety, warranty issues, and maximizing energy efficiency.

Professional Level Certifications

A series of written challenging exams for experienced technicians with two or more years of documented field experience.

Master Specialist Certifications

Requires a person to demonstrate their competency through hands on certification.

Educator Credentialing Exams

Validate an instructor has mastered the subject matter to teach the competencies or if they need professional development in each subject area taught.


Comparative Analysis Reports

Proctors can log in to review candidate test results and access detailed statistical reports.

Competency and Task List

The HVAC Excellence competency and task list assist instructors in providing their students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the HVACR industry.

Proctor Application

HVACR wholesalers, educators and trainers interested in proctoring exams should email their completed proctor application to or fax it to 1-800-546-3726.