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ACCA, the nation's largest association of indoor environment systems professionals, launched its first online certificate program, Residential HVAC Design for Quality Installation, last fall, to much success. The 24-hour class teaches participants, at their own pace and at their own computer, the fundamentals of proper residential system design in order to comply with the requirements of Quality Installation (QI). The course is located online at http://residentialdesignhvac.com
 
In addition to the benefit of receiving an ACCA certificate in residential design, participants are eligible to apply their time spent in the class toward continuing education units (CEUs) in a growing number of programs.
 
Participants who hold a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification can receive 20 CEUs toward recertification by successfully completing the online certificate. And, effective today, participants who hold a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification will be eligible to receive 12.5 CEUs toward their BPI recertification upon completing the program.
 
To receive credits toward one or both of these certifications, the participant must include their NATE and/or BPI ID when completing the online registration form. Once the students have completed all 28 online modules, and passed the program's final exam, ACCA will submit the necessary information to NATE and BPI to apply the credits.
 
"ACCA strives to provide contractors with the training they need to be successful in their business," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. "Obviously many contractors hold NATE certifications, as it is the standard for technician excellence in our industry. And others hold BPI credentials in order to participate in various utility and state incentive programs. In addition to proving that you understand proper residential design with a certificate from ACCA, we're happy to use this program to help contractors and their employees keep up with their personal professional credentials."
 
To learn more about ACCA's online certificate program in Residential HVAC Design for Quality Installation, visit http://residentialdesignhvac.com/.

The ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment community, who work together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable living for all Americans. For more information, visit www.acca.org.