Accreditation Programs

QA-HVAC-logo-reg-mark-insideIt’s true: some contractors are better than others. Builders and homeowners need to be sure that the indoor environment contractors they hire are doing the right thing, the right way.

That’s where ACCA’s QA accreditation program comes in. Developed by contractors, for contractors, the QA program is designed from the ground up to focus on real ANSI standards, and to offer professional contractors a way to prove that they follow those standards.

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Contractor Programs

The QA accreditation program offers two tracks: New Homes, which allows participating contractors to work on newly-constructed homes that are applying for the ENERGY STAR label; and, Existing Homes – Residential Service & Installation (RSI), which allows participating contractors to certify that specific replacement jobs have been installed to the exacting Quality Installation standard.

Contractors can choose to be accredited in one of these two tracks, or both — there is only one application process and one participation fee. 

The QA programs are open to ALL contractors — ACCA membership is not required.

Both tracks are built around third-party verification, because contractors who meet the QA accreditation requirements are willing to prove that they have done the job right. This is what sets them apart from their competition. Learn more about each program below, and apply for accreditation (or renew your accreditation) today.

Verifier Program

RSI is built on the power of third-party verification, and accredited RSI Verifiers play a key role in the program. As accredited verifiers, building science professionals, such as HERS raters or BPI auditors can determine and certify whether a specific installation has met the requirements of the ACCA/ANSI HVAC Quality Installation Specification.

Qualifying to become an RSI HVAC Verifier requires you to watch a free orientation webinar, pass a skills test, and meet certain requirements.

Learn more about the verification program, and apply or renew your participation today:

Online Class Login

Enrolled in one of the required online orientation classes? Click here to login and access your course.

We’re here to help!

Let us help you with any aspect of the application process. Contact us at or call 703-824-8877. Once you are in the program, you also have access to ACCA technical staff for support and assistance with any design and installation questions. We want to help you succeed!

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