SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — HVAC Excellence announced that it has bestowed the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator "CMHE" upon Professor Joseph Kloke of Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove.

The HVAC Excellence Certified Subject Matter Educator "CSME” credentialing exams validate if an HVACR instructor has mastered the subject matter to teach the competencies in each subject area taught, or if they need additional training in that area. Passing any one of the nine exams offered would be quite an accomplishment. However, to earn the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator, an HVACR instructor must pass seven specific CSME exams with a score of 80 percent or higher. The exams are teaching methodologies — principles and practices, electrical, air conditioning, light commercial air conditioning, light commercial refrigeration, electric heat, and one of the following: gas heat, oil heat, or heat pumps.

The exams create a nationally recognized benchmark that aid school administrators in selecting qualified professionals to lead their HVACR programs. The exams also provide HVACR instructors the tools to validate where professional development may be needed. Instructors who earn the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator validate that they have the retained knowledge necessary to prepare their students for success in most entry level jobs in the HVACR industry.

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