MT. LAUREL, N.J — The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) — also known as the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association — announced that its Fall Technical Conference will go virtual for 2020.

Technicians looking to earn their Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) certification will have the opportunity to participate in the training course on Friday, October 2. Those who have already obtained their ASCS and are interested in pursuing their Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) certification can register for the CVI training course, also offered on October 2. Both sessions will be live, with interactive Q&A opportunities.

The virtual event also will offer a robust educational program, with industry expert-led sessions featuring topics like microbial threat considerations in HVAC systems, ventilation inspections, high-velocity duct systems, containment in healthcare facilities, and more.

The conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to gain all of the continuing education credits necessary for certification renewals.

“We were truly disappointed when we had to cancel our in-person Fall Technical Conference,” said Jodi Araujo, CEM, NADCA's chief executive officer. “But with so many unknowns about what travel in and out of New Jersey would look like in early Fall, not to mention our concern for the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, staff, and volunteers, the board of directors felt that canceling the in-person event was the safest and most responsible action.”

“Rest assured that this year's virtual conference will deliver all the fun, education, networking, and camaraderie of our in-person events,” Araujo continued. “But when you take out the expenses for travel and accommodations, air duct cleaning providers can now train three or four technicians for about the same cost as sending one technician to the in-person event. The cost savings are incredible. And getting the education and training right in the comfort of your own home or office, without having to leave family, friends, or the job site behind, is pretty spectacular!”