What is Programmatic Accreditation?
Programmatic accreditation is an independent third party review of an educational program.
The Federal Code of Regulations Title 34 requires the accrediting body to be a non government peer review that remains independent of industry trade or membership organization.
The process validates that established standards of excellence for HVACR educational programs are met. These standards are designed to assure that our future workforce receives the
quality of training required to provide the skills necessary for success.
HVAC Excellence established the national standards for HVACR programs in the summer of 1999, becoming the industries first accrediting body.
Today HVAC Excellence is the industries oldest and largest HVACR programmatic accreditation agency.
Green indicates accredited programs as of April 2013.
Click the map to view a list of accredited programs by state.
Standards require a thorough examination of the mission of the program, administrative responsibilities, finances and funds, curriculum, plan of instructions,
facilities, equipment and tools, cooperative training and instructor’s qualifications.
Each of these nine standards have numerous sub-standards that must be met. HVAC Excellence standards are based in part on the National Skills Standards,
and State Educational Standards.
Benefits of Accreditation
Programmatic accreditation validates that a program is preparing students for jobs in the HVACR industry and verifies the program has the needed resources and administrative
support to accomplish their goals.
- Call 800-394-5268 for an application
- Complete and submit the application
- Accreditation Manual is sent to you
- An accreditation team member is assigned to aid you through the process
- Conduct a self study
- Submit the self study
- Committee reviews self study
- If the self study is approved a visiting team is assigned to conduct an onsite inspection
- An on-site visit is scheduled
- The one day on-site validation process is executed and completed
- Final determination to grant accreditation made by the committee
Featured HVACR Program of Excellence
Lincoln College of Technology (Grand Prairie, TX) Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation
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Accreditation Program Standards
Meet The Team Leaders
HVAC Excellence programmatic accreditation is conducted by persons with combined field, technical, administrative, and teaching experience.
Click here to meet our onsite team leaders.