ACCA Launches its Latest Online Certificate Program

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ACCA, a non-profit association with members from the indoor environment and energy services community industry, recently launched its latest online certificate program titled “Qtech: Duct Diagnostics and Repair.”

According to a report from ACCA, contractors can offer their employees essential training related to quality HVAC/R installation, maintenance, home performance, and other fields through the Qtech program. Contractors who successfully complete Qtech programs will be given certificate designations that will give them an advantage over their competition in the field. The courses are also approved for continuing education unit (CEU) hours from different organizations.

ACCA President and CEO Paul T. Stalknecht said, “ACCA continues to develop Qtech online training because contractors have told us that having access to readily available training that is affordable, helps them make this investment in their companies.”

Stalknecht further said, “We think the new program, which focuses on duct diagnosis and repair, holds great value for contractors because a properly functioning duct system is critical to the comfort of homeowners. Being able to properly diagnose issues and repair them correctly will help increase customer satisfaction.”

ACCA also reported that the Duct Diagnostics and Repair program includes 3.5 hours of video training divided into six sections that cover the following:
* Duct Basics: Energy Losses, Duct Systems, System Efficiency Losses
* Duct Systems Repair and Installation: Planning Repairs, Duct Sealing and Testing, Special Repair Tips
* Duct Design and Updating Strategies: Updating Duct Designs, Duct Location and Load
* Testing and Diagnosing Duct Systems: Inspection and Testing, Duct Leakage, System Verification
* Health, Safety, and Comfort Aspects: Health and Safety Issues, Safety and Comfort Issues, Comfort War Stories Part 1, Comfort War Stories Part 2
* Better Duct Systems Benefit Customers: Customer Opportunities

After passing the final exam of the program, the students will get a certificate and they will be eligible for CEUs from organizations such as Building Performance Institute (BPI), HVAC Excellence, International Code Council (ICC), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), and RSES.

Those who are interested in the Duct Diagnostics and Repair program could sign up at www.acca.org/qtech, and the course costs $99 for non-members. ACCA members only have to pay $69 for the program.

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