Code Essentials

Are you looking for an ICC CEU-approved course that teaches you the basics of HVAC design? ACCA's new Code Essentials Program is perfect for you!

HVAC Design for Code Officials

This course covers residential HVAC design as required in Section M1401.3 (Equipment and Appliance Sizing) and Section M1601.1 (Duct Design) of the International Residential Code. Specifically, the three part course covers residential load calculations (ACCA Manual J), residential equipment sizing (ACCA Manual S), and residential duct system design (ACCA Manual D).

Who It's For

Code Officials.

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The cost for the online program is $60.00 for ACCA Members and $79.00 for Non-Members.

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What is Covered

By the end of this course, viewers will understand the basics of what it takes to do an accurate residential mechanical system design, and conduct an effective and efficient system plan review (for accuracy) for the purpose of issuing a permit. 


  1. Designer’s Objective

  2. Part I: Load Calculation Intro
    - Verification points and caveats

  3. Part II: Equipment Sizing & Selection Intro
    - New Manual S
    - Verification points and caveats

  4. Part III: Distribution System Design Intro
    - Verification points and caveats

  5. Design Review Form & Other ACCA Resources

How it Works

Once you enroll and pay, you will receive an email to sign in/register. If it's your first time using our new system, you will need to enter your access code and user information. If returning, just use the link above and use the “Sign In” tab and enter your email address and password.

Once you are in, you will see a 3 part video instruction and will be able to download/print the slides to go along with. Once you have completed the videos, you can take, and pass, a 30 question online exam to earn a course certificate.

Upon successfully passing the exam, a certificate of completion is issued. To receive CEUs from ICC you are responsible for providing a copy of the certificate to them.

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Available CEU/CEH's

 0.2 CEU Hours • Course number: 4343

Sample Video

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The cost for the online program is $60.00 for ACCA Members and $79.00 for Non-Members.

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