About Programmatic Accreditation
Programmatic accreditation in the HVACR
industry began in 1999, when HVAC Excellence
established the national standards.
What is Programmatic Accreditation?
Programmatic accreditation is a non-governmental,
independent third party review of an educational
program, comparing appropriate aspects of the
program to established standards.
The process validates that established standards of
excellence for HVACR educational programs are met.
These standards are designed to ensure that an
HVACR program has the resources and
administrative support that are required to provide the
quality of training needed for success in the HVACR
The accreditation process requires a thorough
examination of: mission of program, administration
responsibilities, finances and funds, student services,
instruction design and program elements, physical
facilities, equipment and tools, cooperative training
and instructor qualifications.
Benefits of Accreditation
Assures prospective students that the program
meets or exceeds industry standards.
Assures employers that program graduates are
properly trained and ready to enter the workforce.
Provides a powerful recruitment tool that can help
boost program enrollment.
Ensures course and program validity, easing the
process of transferring credits.
Provides a goal-setting path for self-improvement
and program growth/expansion.
Eases the process of establishing articulation
Provides valuable information needed for Perkins
The Mechanical Service Contractors of America
“MSCA” has named HVAC Excellence as its
partner for technician recruitment. MSCA is the
leading national trade association for Heating,
Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration,
Plumbing and Facility Operations contractors
representing companies such as Johnson
Controls, Carrier Commercial, EMCOR,
McKinstry, Trane Commercial, and other
Through an articulation agreement with the United
Association of Journeymen and Apprentices,
graduates may be eligible for advanced
placement opportunities into the United
Association apprenticeship program as the result
of HVAC Excellence credentials.
Places your program in the official directory of
accredited programs on our website.