Residential HVAC In-Person Certificate Program

Upcoming Classes

February 19-21, 2019
Arlington, VA
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April 23-25, 2019
Arlington, VA
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September 17-19, 2019
Arlington, VA
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November 12-14, 2019
Arlington, VA
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Please Note: If you are trying to register someone besides yourself and do not see an option to add additional registrants, please call us directly at 703-575-4477 so that we can assist you.

While the online certificate program is a convenient and affordable way to pursue training in residential system design, we know that some people prefer the personal interaction of in-person education.

Several times a year, ACCA hosts a three-day class covering Residential Design for Quality Installation at its headquarters near Washington, DC, and in various other locations around the country.

Participants in the live class will also receive a five-year ACCA Certificate and ACCA maintains a record of your successful completion. (Unlike the Online Certificate Program, however, in-person participants may not access their transcript or certificate online.)

Who It's For

Contractors, technicians, design and utility personnel, wholesalers, energy commission officials, licensing and code officials, and others interested in learning the importance, including the economic and environmental benefits, of accurate residential load calculation procedures for system design.

Get CEUs! Successful completion of the in-person certificate program will provide you with 24 NATE CEUs, 12.5 BPI CEUs, 25 RSES CEUs for CM (certificate member) or a CMS (certificate members specialist) designations, and/or 24 Ohio state HVAC CEUs. You must bring your NATE ID, BPI ID, and/or Ohio HVAC license number to the class in order to secure the appropriate CEUs. For RSES CEUs, you must present the certificate of completion to the organization.

To Register

To register for the class, click on any upcoming dates you see above under “Upcoming Classes.”

Please note that advance registration and payment is required; unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate any “walk-in” registrations.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to If you must cancel your attendance, you will be moved to the next available class. Requests for refunds will be handled on an individual basis. Any cancellations received under one month prior to the start of the class will not be considered for a refund.

For more information, contact or call 703-575-4477.

What's Included

Registration for an ACCA in-person RDQI class always includes the following required materials: Manual J 8th Edition, ACCA Duct Slide Rule, Manual D, and ACCA/ANSI Standard 5. Plus, you will also receive: Manual S, Manual T, and demo Wrightsoft discs.

Current tuition fee for the in-person RDQI class is $1019.95.

We strongly recommend that you bring a Windows-based laptop computer with you to the class.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, all meals, lodging and other expenses are the learner’s responsibility. If you are attending a class at ACCA headquarters in Arlington, ACCA is located within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington; 703-820-0440 and mention ACCA to inquire about special room rates (subject to availability). At other locations, please contact and we may be able to suggest nearby lodging.
Certificates are emailed to attendees who successfully participate in an ACCA in-person class at the conclusion of the class. If you lose your certificate and require a replacement, or if someone needs to verify your successful participation in the class, call 703-575-4477.
No, the in-person class registration always includes the required materials.
Days 1 and 2 start at 9am and end at 5pm. Day 3 starts at 9am and usually ends by 4pm, though it may run later depending on class participation.
Day 1: ACCA Manual J 8th Edition – Residential Load Calculations
Receive complete instructions for estimating heat loss and heat gain for residential structures. MJ8 produces equipment sizing loads for single-family-detached homes, small multi-unit structures, condo­miniums, town houses and manufactured homes. It provides quick supplemental details and advanced topics as well as supporting reference tables and appendices.

Day 2: Manual D 3rd Edition – Residential Duct Systems
Design a residential duct system in less time with the streamlined duct sizing procedure in this revised edition of Manual D. You can apply this procedure to constant volume systems and zoned, variable air volume systems, over the full range of duct construction materials. Manual D also includes the most comprehensive equivalent length data ever published.

Day 3: Manual S 2nd Edition, ACCA/ANSI Quality Installation, And Software
Review why proper equipment selection is important with Manual S. Gain a thorough grounding in the requirements of ACCA/ANSI Standard 5 QI, the blue print for installing an HVAC system that will qualify for Energy Star v 3.0. Also receive instruction and demo usage of software designed to make implementation of ACCA processes simpler in the field.
We restrict class size to ensure a high level of interaction. Typically there are fewer than 20 learners in a class.


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