RSES recently announced the names of members who were awarded RSES Certificate Member (CM) and Certificate Member Specialist (CMS) status in January 2008. In order to become a CM, a RSES member must first pass an examination that tests the knowledge required to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. CM-level members are recognized industry-wide 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 January: Thomas F. Carlton, CM, of the Garden State Chapter, Colonia, N.J.; Stephen L. McWilliams, CM, of the Houston Chapter, Houston; Steven K. Nieswand, CM, of the Garden State Chapter; and Thomas E. Timoldi, CM, of the Garden State Chapter.

To obtain CMS status, a RSES member must first pass the CM examination. CMS status is earned by passing one or more of the eight specialist examinations available. Specialist exam categories include commercial refrigeration, commercial air conditioning, heating, controls, domestic service, HVACR, electrical, heat pumps, and dynamic compression.

The following RSES member passed a CMS exam in January: Craig J. Barnett, CMS, of the San Fernando Valley Chapter, Burbank, Calif., passed the CMS exam in heat pumps.

Publication date:07/21/2008