ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA has launched its newest online certificate program, Qtech: Basic Electricity for the HVAC Contractor. Through Qtech, contractors can offer employees on-demand training in quality HVACR installation, maintenance, home performance, and other areas. Technicians that successfully complete Qtech programs will be awarded certificate designations allowing them to differentiate themselves in the field. In addition, the courses are approved for continuing education unit (CEU) hours from a variety of organizations.

“ACCA is continuing to expand its popular new Qtech online training, because we know that readily available training that is affordable helps contractors invest in their teams’ success,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “The new program, which focuses on the basic electrical knowledge necessary to properly understand, install, and service the electrical components of HVAC systems, expands on the knowledge base that field staff needs to provide exceptional service to customers.”

The Basic Electricity program consists of 6.5 hours of video training broken up into five sections that cover:

• Atoms, current flow, and circuits (1 hour).

• Relays, contactors, and motors (1:40 hour).

• Ohm's law, series and parallel circuits, and meters (57 minutes).

• Schematic diagrams, electrical service panels, and compressors (1:58 hour).

• Power distribution and electrical safety (50 minutes).

Upon passing this program’s final exam, students will receive a certificate and are eligible for CEUs from the following organizations: Building Performance Institute (BPI); HVAC Excellence; International Code Council (ICC); North American Technician Excellence (NATE); and RSES.

Contractors and their technicians can sign up for the new Basic Electricity program at The course costs $139 ($99 for ACCA members). To receive the CEUs, students must contact the individual organizations and provide them with a copy of their certificate.

Publication date: 9/16/2016

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