ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has launched a program designed to increase contractor competency by rewarding technicians and contracting firms for completion of Emerson Educational Services Courses. Emerson said the Contractor Recognition Program has been developed to help technicians improve their knowledge base and reduce field problems and call-backs.

The Contractor Recognition Program allows technicians and firms to accumulate credit for courses completed, with recognition for levels attained, plus discounts on future training.

“Emerson Educational Services has the HVAC industry’s broadest offering of refrigeration and refrigeration controls training, available through a variety of channels to meet contractor needs,” said Larry Banas, director, 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 courses, including: Compressor Operation & Service Seminar, White-Rodgers Seminar, Scroll Technology, Refrigeration Troubleshooting, Ref/AC Simulator Technology, Flow University, Belt Drive Energy & Tensioning, and more.

Courses included in the Contractor Recognition Program offer International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education units, valid for licensing states requiring annual continuing education hours for contractors. The courses also offer North American Technician Excellence (NATE) credit for recertification.

For more information about the program and corresponding rewards, or to enroll, call 800-748-2779 or visit

Publication date:08/23/2010