ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced a new addition to its NATE Essentials video training series designed to help technicians and others take and pass the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) specialty exams.

ACCA said the new four-part video training, “Mastering AC Service,” offers comprehensive instruction in an easy-to-understand manner, directing users through all of the parts with clear explanations and visual aids. Jack Rise, one of the country’s leading HVACR educators, presents the series. The four parts cover: systems, refrigeration, airflow, and electrical.

“The NATE Essentials CDs remain one of the most cost-effective ways to train employees,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “The value that employees receive stems from being able to learn from the best trainers in the industry, at their own pace and at the most convenient times for them.”

The training, sold as a four-CD set with a list price of $299 or a discounted price of $199 for ACCA members, is available through the ACCA online store. To order, and to see the full list of NATE Essentials topics, visit

Publication date:11/29/2010