Certification is an aid in identifying the scope and level
of a technician's competency. HVAC Excellence offers
progressive levels of certification that identify an
individual’s knowledge and skill level through each
phase of their career.
Professional Level Certifications are earned by
passing both prerequisite and closed-book,
comprehensive exams. Each certification measures
the level of knowledge possessed by field personnel.
- 2 years of verified field experience
- Passing grade on the Core Exam
Purpose of Exams
This series of closed book, written, challenging exams
is used by experienced technicians with documented
field experience. The topics exams measure the level
of knowledge possessed by a technician in specific
areas. These exams are used by experienced
technicians to market their skills to prospective
customers and employers.
Who Should Use These Exams?
The Professional Technician Certifications are used by
wholesalers, contractors, utilities, apprenticeship
programs and manufacturers.
Preparing for the Exams
In order to ensure a technician’s success on these
exams, they should be well versed on the competency
and task list posted on our certification page.
Progressive Levels of Certifications
Progressive levels of certification I.E. Stackable
Credentials enable technicians to continually validate
their knowledge throughout each stage of their career.
- Principles of Electrical and Refrigeration Theory (prerequisite for all exams)
- Combustion Analysis
- Electric Heat
- Gas Heat
- Heat Pump Installer
- Heat Pump Service
- Light Commercial Air Conditioning
- Light Commercial Refrigeration
- Residential Air Conditioning
- Residential & Light Commercial Hydronic Heat
Persons who successfully pass these exams are awarded a certificate as well as a patch and chevron for the certification obtained.