Residential HVAC In-Person Certificate Program

Residential HVAC In-Person
Certificate Program

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.

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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.


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.

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.

Current tuition fee for the in-person RDQI class is $1,000 for ACCA members, $1,200 for non-members.

Whats Included

Current tuition for the in-person RDQI class:
$1,000 for ACCA Members*
$1,200 for Non-Members

Not an ACCA Member?


* Discounted tuition price available to Silver & Gold Members
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To register, click on any of the classes below.

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


Hosted by TACCA in Houston, TX
October 10-12, 2023
8:00am - 5:00pm



PPATEC 911B S Eisenhower Boulevard Middletown, PA 17057
October 24-26, 2023
8:00am - 5:00pm



No, all meals, lodging and other expenses are the learner’s responsibility. If you are attending a class at ACCA headquarters in Alexandria, ACCA is located within walking distance of Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria (703) 836-4700. 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 8am and end at 5pm. Day 3 starts at 8am and usually ends by 3pm, 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. Using MJ8ae we will cover the process that produces equipment sizing loads for single-family-detached homes, small multi-unit structures, condominiums, townhouses, and manufactured homes. It provides quick supplemental details and advanced topics as well as supporting reference tables and appendices.

Day 2: Manual S 2nd Edition, ACCA/ANSI Quality Installation, And Software
The focus here is how to properly select equipment for a dwelling using a detailed heating & cooling load calculation and actual OEM performance data from different manufacturers (Air Conditioning/ Heat Pumps/ Gas Furnaces). The duct design portion may begin at some point during this 2nd day.

Day 3: Manual D 3rd Edition – Residential Duct Systems
Designing a residential duct system as per ACCA Manual D will be the focus. 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. Gain a thorough grounding in the requirements of ACCA/ANSI Standard 5 QI, the blueprint for installing an HVAC system that will qualify for Energy Star v 3.0.
We restrict class size to ensure a high level of interaction. Typically there are fewer than 20 learners in a class.
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.