Southeast HVAC News
New Certified Master HVACR Educator.
HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce it has bestowed
the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator "CMHE" upon
William Duggan of Carolina Air, in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Educator Credentialing Exams
When a person transitions from the field into the classroom they may
hold various industry certifications, however, an instructor needs a
deeper understanding of the physics and theories required to teach
their subject matter effectively.
The foundation for building a great educational program begins with
the person chosen to lead it! As such, most states require teachers
to pass a standardized certification exam to validate an instructor
can teach the competencies within their curriculum. Similarly, HVACR
instructors need to demonstrate their knowledge and readiness to
effectively deliver the required curriculum. This is accomplished by
taking a special series of exams that HVAC Excellence offers
specifically for HVACR instructors.
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The HVAC Excellence
Certified Subject Matter Educator "CSME”
credentialing exams validate if an HVACR instructor has mastered
the subject matter to teach the competencies in each subject area
taught, or if they need additional training in that area. Passing
any one of the nine exams offered would be quite an accomplishment.
However, to earn the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator, an
HVACR instructor must pass seven specific CSME exams with a score of
80% or higher. The exams are teaching methodologies - principles and
practices, electrical, air conditioning, light commercial air
conditioning, light commercial refrigeration, electric heat, and one
of the following: gas heat, oil heat, or heat pumps.
Some of the benefits of passing educator credentialing exams include
establishing the minimum requirements for HVACR educators, to ensure
HVACR students have access to high-quality learning, which can
ultimately lead to high-quality employment opportunities. The exams
create a nationally recognized benchmark that aid school
administrators in selecting qualified professionals to lead their
HVACR programs. The exams also provide HVACR instructors the tools
to validate where professional development may be needed.
Certified Master HVACR Educator
Instructors who earn the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator,
validate that they have the retained knowledge necessary to prepare
their students for success in most entry level jobs in the HVACR
industry. As these exams are voluntary, instructors who earn this
prestigious title should be commended for their commitment to their
students and the communities they serve.
To learn more about the HVAC Excellence educator credentialing
program, or view a list of credentialed instructors, visit
and click on the credentialing link.