ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. launched a new program designed to increase contractor competency by rewarding technicians and firms for completion of Emerson Educational Services Courses. The Contractor Recognition Program helps technicians improve their knowledge base and reduce field problems and call-backs.

The recognition program, which began in March 2010, has more than 400 contractors enrolled, representing 316 contracting firms. The Contractor Recognition Program allows technicians and firms to accumulate credit for courses completed, with recognition for levels attained, plus discounts on future training.

According to Larry Banas, director of educational services for Emerson Climate Technologies, “This program provides recognition and incentives for technicians and firms to invest in their people and organizations.”

Emerson Education Services offers a full menu of instructor-led and distance learning, including the following courses: Compressor Operation & Service Seminar, White-Rodgers Seminar, Scroll Technology, Refrigeration Troubleshooting, Ref/AC Simulator Technology, Flow University, Belt Drive Energy & Tensioning, and many more.

Courses included in the Contractor Recognition Program offer IACET continuing education units, valid for licensing states requiring annual continuing education hours for contractors. The courses also offer NATE credit for recertification.

Publication date: 10/25/2010