National Center for Construction Education & Research
HVACR Level 1, Sixth Edition is available now! The revised sixth edition craft title was changed from HVAC to HVACR. This reflects the added Refrigeration coverage of the curriculum and the expertise required by technicians. The curriculum highlights the refrigeration knowledge and job tasks encountered in the field. Check back for updates and more information.
The increasing development of HVAC (heating and air-conditioning systems) technology causes employers to recognize the importance of continuous education and keeping up to speed with the latest equipment and skills. Hence, technical school training or apprenticeship programs often provide an advantage and a higher qualification for employment.
NCCER’s program has been designed by highly qualified subject matter experts with this in mind. Our four levels, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized, present theoretical and practical skills essential to your success as an HVAC installer or technician.
Academic pre- and post-tests are created for secondary career and technical education. These tests are designed to be used as a diagnostic tool to gauge the trainee's knowledge gained during the course of academic instruction.
Successful completion of these tests will not result in an NCCER credential.
Pre- and Post-Test Information Sheet
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.
This program includes an introduction to several other NCCER crafts, which allows opportunities for further career development.
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Below is a list of subject matter experts for this craft: