ACCA Launches New Code Essentials Online Certificate Program

May 17, 2016

ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, has launched a new online certificate program, HVAC Design For Code Officals. This new program is part of ACCA's Code Essentials training.

Through Code Essentials, code officials will gain a better understanding of how to accurately design residential mechanical systems using ACCA's Manuals J, D, and S. It will also give them a basic understanding of how to conduct an effective and efficient system plan overview for the purpose of issuing a permit.

"Code officials and inspectors are under the gun to uphold code requirements, but have limited resources to help them do this when it comes to industry accepted standards," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. "ACCA understands that the lack of resources can create strained relationships between contractors and code officials. So, to help code officials understand these standards and to easily ascertain whether contractor have followed code-specified design criteria, ACCA developed the Code Essentials online training and certificate program."

The program consists of three videos, and downloadable slides that can be used to follow along. Upon completion of the video program, code officials can take a 30 question online exam. Once the exam is passed, a certificate of completion is issued. This certificate can be provide to the International Code Coucil (ICC) to receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU).

The HVAC Design For Code Officals costs $60 and can be accessed the online course at

For assistance with registration and managing the online classes, contact or 888-290-2220. For questions about Codes Essentials course material, contact Donald Prather at


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.