Rinnai to offer more than 40 hours of eligible courses.

Rinnai Corp.announced that most of the company’s Level 2 and Level 3 installation and service training curriculums for its tankless water heater, hydronic furnace, condensing boiler and direct vent wall furnace products are now recognized by North American Technician Excellence Inc. (NATE) for continuing education hours (CEHs) toward its technician certifications.

As the leading nonprofit certification program for technicians in the HVACR industry, NATE is the only certification supported by the entire industry. “We’re very pleased that Rinnai’s training courses now count toward NATE CEHs, as it lends further credibility to our curriculum and our overall position in the heating industry,” said Rinnai America’s Product Training SupervisorTim Greer.

To become a NATE-recognized organization, Rinnai had to validate that its product training curriculums directly relate to one of NATE’s specific Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise, which are divided into installation, general service and senior technician services categories. Upon completion of this review, NATE approved the following instructor-led Rinnai product training courses for continuing education hours:  
  • Condensing Boiler Installation Fundamentals – Level 2
  • Condensing Boiler Service Fundamentals – Level 3
  • Tankless Water Heater Installation Fundamentals – Level 2
  • Tankless Water Heater Service Fundamentals – Level 3
  • Hydronic Furnace Installation Fundamentals – Level 2
  • Direct Vent Wall Furnace Installation Fundamentals – Level 2
  • Direct Vent Wall Furnace Service Fundamentals – Level 3

All NATE-approved, instructor-led Rinnai training courses conducted after July 15, 2011 are eligible for NATE CEHs. Because the recognition is not retroactive, courses completed prior to that date do not qualify for NATE CEHs. Installers that are interested in learning more about Rinnai’s NATE-approved curriculums should visithttp://www.natetesting.com/natex/ceu_courses_search.aspfor details on the amount of hours and the KATE designations of the specific courses.  

Source: Rinnai