The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) announced the names of members who were recently awarded RSES Certificate Member (CM) status. The recipients included two Midwest members from Illinois and Ohio.

In order to become a CM, a RSES member must first pass a rigorous examination that tests the knowledge required to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. CM-level members are recognized as having achieved a superior level of HVACR knowledge. The RSES CM exam is based heavily on theory and practical applications.

The following RSES members passed the CM exam in November 2006 and were awarded CM status: David J. Hensley, CM, of the Fox Valley Chapter, Elgin, Ill., and Jimmy L. Stoops, CM, of the Athens Chapter, Athens, Ohio.

The CM exam was originated in 1935. For additional information, contact the Educational Branch of RSES by calling 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or by faxing 847-297-5038.

Founded in 1933, RSES is a nonprofit organization of more than 16,000 members in 434 chapters in the United States and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide.

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Publication date:02/26/2007