9.1 - Instructor Qualifications
Each Instructor shall:
1. Have a minimum of five years of experience as a HVACR field service technician or higher, that directly
relates to the competencies being taught.
2. Hold a valid Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Universal Certification, as required by 40 CFR Part 82,
Subpart F of Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990.
3. Meet all criteria as set forth as a technical educator established by your state, local government or
authority having jurisdiction of the program.
4. Be able to conduct demonstrations, provide explanations and convey ideas, concepts and theories for
all aspects of the curriculum.
5. Reflect an image of high ethical values, honesty, tactfulness, patience and friendliness toward others.
6. Meet one or more of the following:
Be a graduate of an HVACR program consisting of a minimum of 600 hours of training.
Hold an associate degree in HVACR technology.
Hold the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator "CMHE" or equivalent educator credential.
Be working towards their CMHE or equivalent by completing two educator specific credentialing
exams each calendar year.
Adjunct instructors must pass an educator specific credentialing exam in each of the disciplines that
directly relate to the competencies that they teach, within 12 months of employment.
Hold a bachelor's degree in HVACR or building science trades technology.
9.2 - Requirements for Continuation of Employment
It shall be a requirement to maintain employment as an HVACR educator that the HVACR educator:
Be given an annual evaluation conducted by the school administration reviewing the educator's teaching
methods, use of developed curriculum guidelines, and implementation of approved curriculum. Annual
evaluations must be at a minimum satisfactory and maintained in the educator's permanent employee file.
Have a written evaluation completed by all students prior to exiting the program.
Earn a minimum of 1.0 CEU per year in HVACR technical content or educational methodology (1 CEU =
10 Continuing Education Hours).
Self Study Instructions
Provide a narrative for each sub-section of Standard 9.
Explain how your program complies with the part of the standard.
The narrative is a comprehensive description of how you meet or comply with the standard.
Provide the following exhibits:
Exhibit 9.1: A copy of each instructor’s Curriculum Vitae.
Exhibit 9.2: A copy of each instructor’s current certifications and licenses.
Exhibit 9.3: Copies of any and all degrees and / or diplomas held by each instructor.
Exhibit 9.4: Documentation of all continuing education hours (professional development) completed.
Exhibit 9.5: A copy of the annual evaluation of the instructor.
Exhibit 9.6: A copy of the students’ exit evaluations of the instructor.
Standard 9: Instructor Qualifications