Heating and Cooling Technicians


ACCA is a nonprofit association for professionals and businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community.

2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22206-3607
Tel: (703) 575-4477
Email: membership@acca.org


The AHRI is a trade association that represents manufacturers of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating equipment.

2311 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-5420
Tel: (703) 524-8800
Fax: (703) 562-1942
Email: membership@ahrinet.org


The mission of ASHRAE is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-2305
Tel: (800) 527-4723
Tel: (404) 636-8400
Fax: (404) 321-5478

According to its Web site, the council represents "those who manufacture, design, build, install, maintain, and service the energy efficient and environmentally responsible mechanical systems built or retrofitted into today’s commercial, industrial, and residential structures." Visit its Web site for information on certification.

Tel: (800) 726-9696
Fax: (800) 546-3726

HVAC Excellence provides education and certification programs and other resources to professionals in the heating and cooling industries.

Tel: (800) 726-9696
Fax: (800) 546-3726

NATE is a nonprofit organization that provides certification programs for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration technicians.

2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22201-5428
Tel: (877) 420-6283
Tel: (703) 276-7247
Fax: (571) 282-0973
Email: asknate@natex.org


PAHRA accredits educational programs that meet industry-validated standards.

2800 South Shirlington Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22206-3607
Tel: (703) 595-4008

The PHCC is a trade association for contractors who work in the residential, commercial, new construction, industrial, and service and repair industries.

180 South Washington Street, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22046-2900
Tel: (800) 533-7694
Tel: (703) 237-8100
Fax: (703) 237-7442
Email: naphcc@naphcc.org


RETA offers certification programs, seminars, conferences, networking and employment opportunities, and other resources for refrigerating engineers and technicians.

1725 Ferry Street, SW
Albany, OR 97322-3912
Tel: (844) 801-3711
Tel: 541) 497-2955
Fax: (541) 497-2966

SMACNA has a mission to provide products, services, and representation to enhance members' businesses, markets, and profitability.

4201 Lafayette Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-1219
Tel: (703) 803-2980
Fax: (703) 803-3732

Visit the following Web site to learn more about opportunities for women in the heating and cooling industry.