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HVAC Training for Technicians: Home Evaluation & Performance QH Standard

This 6.5 hour HVAC training online video series equips technicians with the knowledge to properly implement the measurement, inspection, and documentation procedures specified in the  ANSI/ACCA 12 QH-2014 Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement (QH Standard) .

The video series provides a broad perspective on available HVAC measurement tools and includes instructions on measuring methods cited in the QH Standard. Numerous examples and illustrations address various types of testing and diagnostic tools, procedures, and documentation requirements. Technicians will find the included .pdf copy of the Technicians Guide & Workbook for Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement a valuable field reference guide.
A skilled technician, with the appropriate tools, will find the video training helpful to perform verifiable and repeatable home evaluations that can be utilized for identifying home performance improvement measures.

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Targeted to field personnel, but it is open to anyone interested in the home performance sector. The course is designed to provide technicians with the foundation they need to become proficient in performing whole-home audits, evaluations, and identifying/presenting performance improvements. 

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The ANSI/ACCA 12 QH-2014 Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement (QH Standard) establishes the minimum criteria by which deficiencies in existing residential buildings are identified during a home audit. Improvement opportunities are assessed, scopes of work are developed and presented, and then the work is performed in accordance with industry recognized procedures. 

Course material covers the areas that are commonly taught in home performance programs from a 12 QH application perspective. This course addresses the requirements for completing a standards-based home performance inspection and gathering of the information required for a comprehensive residential audit.

The ANSI/ACCA 12 QH-2014 Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement was first completed and published in 2011 as the minimum standard for evaluating a residence with regards to energy efficiency, water conservation, occupant comfort, and indoor air quality. The Standard was updated in 2014. The QH Guide & Workbook was designed as a supplement to the 2014 QH Standard for installation technicians. 

Click here to view the table of contents and introduction of the Technician's Guide & Workbook for Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement.  

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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 an 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 that you can download a .pdf copy of Technician's Guide & Workbook for Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement and have full access to the 6.5 hour video series. Once you have completed the videos, you can take, and pass, a 50 question online exam to earn a course certificate.

Upon successfully passing the exam a certificate of completion is issued. To receive CEU/CEH credits from a variety of organizations, you are responsible for providing a copy of the certificate to the appropriate certification body. See below for the full list of CEUs. ACCA will maintain your transcript as proof of your credentials.

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(CEU/CEH totals available as of Sept 21, 2015. These are subject to change, please check with pertinent organizations if there are any questions.)

BPI​ - 6 Hours

RESNET - 6 Hours

RSES - 6 Hours

ICC - Course approval number is 8993

HVAC Excellence - 6 CEH hr for the following certification areas:


               Gas Heat
Oil Heat
Residential Air Conditioning    
Air Conditioning Installer

System Performance
Light Commercial Air Conditioning
CAZ (Combustion Appliance Zone)

NATE - NATE CEU credits for the following specialties:

               Air Conditioning Installation - 5.25 CEU
Air Conditioning Service - 5.25 CEU
Air Distribution Installation - 5.25 CEU
Air Distribution Service - 5.25 CEU
Air to Air Heat Pump Installation - 5.25 CEU
Air to Air Heat Pump Service - 5.25 CEU
Efficiency Analyst - 6.5 CEU
HVAC Performance Verifier - 6.5 CEU

Gas Heating (Air) Installation - 6.5 CEU
Gas Heating (Air) Service - 6.5 CEU
Hydronics Gas Installation - 5.75 CEU
Hydronics Gas Service - 5.75 CEU
Hydronics Oil Installation - 5.75 CEU
Hydronics Oil Service - 5.75 CEU
Oil Heating (Air) Installation - 6.5 CEU
Oil heating (Air) Service - 6.5 CEU

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The cost for the online program is $139 ($99 for ACCA members).

Get CEUs! Successful completion of the online certificate program will provide you with a variety of continuing credits available through BPI, NATE, RESNET, RSES, and HVAC Excellence.

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