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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.

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.

Click here to enroll in the online program. The cost for the online program is $495 ($395 for ACCA members).

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Note: The required materials are not included with your enrollment. Click here to save 10% when purchasing the required course materials (Manual J, Manual D, the ACCA Duct Slide Rule, and the QI specification).

How It Works

The class is built in modules (three modules, containing 28 separate lesson units in all) that include video and audio presentations from popular HVACR technical trainer, Jack Rise.

You can move through the class modules at your own pace. While time spent taking the class will vary from student to student, the class contains 18 hours of video, plus 28 assessments and a final exam. We expect the typical learner to complete the class in 22-25 hours plus individual study time.

The class must be successfully completed within 180 days of enrollment.

  • In the Manual J sessions you will learn how to accurately size the proper equipment for your particular application and geographic region of the country.
  • In the Manual D sessions you will learn how to design a ducted distribution system to extract the proper amount of air out of the equipment and deliver it to the areas to be heated and/or cooled.
  • The ACCA Standard 5 course offers instruction on an ANSI Standard (ACCA Standard 5) by which all quality HVAC installations can be compared. In addition, you will gain a peek at some really helpful software that can dramatically minimize the time required to perform all of the required calculations and system design, without sacrificing quality or accuracy.

At the end of each unit (28 in total) you will be asked to complete an assessment. After completing all of the module assessments (with a passing score), you will be shown a link to complete the final exam. When you pass the exam, you will gain access to a printable certificate proving successful completion of the class.

The certificate expires in five years, to ensure that certificate holders keep up to date on changing industry requirements.

ACCA will maintain your transcript as proof of your credentials.

Required Materials

Completion of this class requires that you have access to the following materials:

  • Manual J 8th Edition
  • Manual D 3rd Edition
  • ACCA Duct Slide Rule
  • ACCA/ANSI Quality Installation Specification

What’s Covered

Manual J 8th Edition – Residential Load Calculations

  • How heat moves and what to measure
  • Guidelines and limitations
  • Design conditions and fenestration
  • Opaque surfaces and duct system loads

Manual D 3rd Edition – Residential Duct System Design

  • Airflow basics
  • Choosing a blower
  • Creating comfort using Manual T
  • System design procedure
  • Testing and balancing

ACCA Standard 5 HVAC Quality Installation Specification

  • Establishing templates
  • Use in load calculation and air distribution

Sign Up Today

Click here to enroll in the online program. The cost for the online program is $495 ($395 for ACCA members).

Get CEUs! Successful completion of the online certificate program will provide you with 20 NATE CEUs, 12.5 BPI CEUs, and/or 25 RSES CEUs for CM (certificate member) or a CMS (certificate members specialist) designations. You must provide your NATE and/or BPI, identification numbers in the appropriate fields when purchasing the online class. For RSES CEUs, you must present the certificate of completion to the organization.

Click to Enroll

Note: The required materials are not included with your enrollment. Click here to save 10% when purchasing the required course materials (Manual J, Manual D, the ACCA Duct Slide Rule, and the QI specification).

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