RPA to give certification test at AHR Expo

CHICAGO The Radiant Panel Association will offer certification testing for radiant system designers and installers Jan. 28 at AHR Expo 2003 here. The RPA Certification Program recognizes technicians who demonstrate the experience and skills required to design, install and maintain quality radiant heating systems. The program is intended to improve and ensure high performance standards throughout the

CHICAGO — The Radiant Panel Association will offer certification testing for radiant system designers and installers Jan. 28 at AHR Expo 2003 here.

The RPA Certification Program recognizes technicians who demonstrate the experience and skills required to design, install and maintain quality radiant heating systems. The program is intended to improve and ensure high performance standards throughout the radiant industry and encourages technicians to seek professional training and continued education.

The RPA Certification Exam will begin at 8 a.m. in Room S-106B in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center. The exam provides technicians the opportunity for certification in hydronic radiant design and/or installation. The exam takes about two hours and is a closed-book test covering basic radiant knowledge with specialty questions related to either design or installation. A technician may sit for either a designer or installer certification or may elect to sit for both exams.

Pre-registration for the exam is required and available by calling the RPA at 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.

For questions about the RPA Certification Exam, contact the RPA office at, 970/613-0100 or 800/660-7187, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.radiantpanelassociation.org.

For information on attending the Air-conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo, Jan. 27-29, in Chicago, call 203/221-9232, or visit the AHR Expo Web site at www.ahrexpo.com.

AHR Expo annually attracts contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects and builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps. The AHR Expo is produced and managed by International Exposition Co., Westport, Conn.