ACCA Launches New Basic Electricity Qtech Online Training Program

September 9, 2016

ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, has launched its newest online certificate program, Qtech: Basic Electricity for the HVAC Contractor..

Through Qtech, contractors can offer their employees on-demand training in quality HVACR installation, maintenance, home performance, and other areas. Technicians that successfully complete Qtech programs will be awarded certificate designations allowing them to differentiate themselves in the field. In addition, the courses are approved for CEU hours from a wide variety of organizations.

"ACCA is continuing to expand its popular new Qtech online training, because we know that readily available training that is affordable, helps contractors invest in their teams’ success," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. "The new program, which focuses on the basic electrical knowledge necessary to properly understand, install, and service the electrical components of HVAC systems, expands on the knowledge base that field staff needs to provide exceptional service to customers."

The Basic Electricity program consists of 6.5 hours of video training broken up into five sections that cover:

  • Atoms, Current Flow and Circuits (1 hour)
  • Relays, Contactors and Motors (1:40 hour)
  • Ohm's Law, Series and Parallel Circuits, and Meters (57 minutes)
  • Schematic Diagrams, Electrical Service Panels and Compressors (1:58 hour)
  • Power Distribution and Electrical Safety (50 minutes)

Upon passing this program's final exam, students will receive a certificate and are eligible for CEUs from the following organizations: BPI; HVAC Excellence; ICC; NATE; and RSES.

Contractors and their technicians can sign up for the new Basic Electricity program at The course costs $139 ($99 for ACCA members). To receive the CEUs, students must contact the individual organizations and provide them with a copy of their certificate.

For assistance with registration and managing the online classes, contact or 888-290-2220. For questions about Qtech 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.