WESTPORT, CT — The Radiant Panel Association (RPA) will offer certification testing for radiant designers and installers at the 2003 Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 28.

According to RPA, its certification program recognizes technicians who have demonstrated the experience and skills required to design, install, and maintain quality radiant heating systems. The program also helps to encourage technicians to seek professional training and continued education.

The exam will take approximately two hours to complete and is a closed-book test comprising basic radiant knowledge with specialty questions related to either design or installation. Technicians have the chance to be certified in hydronic radiant design, installation, or both.

Preregistration for the RPA Certification Exam is required by calling 800-660-7187. To qualify for registration, a radiant installer and/or designer must be actively involved in the design and/or installation of hydronic radiant heating systems and must have completed a radiant education course or verify on-the-job training.

More information can be found at www.radiantpanelassociation.org (website).

Publication date: 12/16/2002