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ESCO Hits a Monumental Milestone: Celebrating One Million Strong and Growing.

Twenty (20) years ago, the ESCO Institute broadened its outreach by offering the EPA Section 608 certification program. Since that time it has grown into the industry's largest provider of the EPA Section 608 exam and the industry leader in certification with over one million strong and growing.

Over the years, the Institute has continued to expand its certifications, training programs, and services leading to the successful launch of additional industry related organizations that make up the ESCO Group including: HVAC Excellence, the Carbon Monoxide Safety Association, AC&R Safety Coalition, ESCO Press International, ESCO of Canada, and the Green Mechanical Council, all with a mission to serve the skilled trades with a focus on the HVACR and building science fields.

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The ESCO Institute, together with its affiliate organizations, currently offers over seventy (70) industry exams including a number of specialty certifications such as: duct and envelope, residential heat gain/heat loss, combustion analysis, system performance and the EPA sections 608 and 609. Also available are a number of student outcome assessments, technician level certifications, educator credentialing exams, and a series of energy auditing certificates.

With so many examinations available, ESCO Institute is uniquely positioned to pinpoint areas of weakness in education and identify deficiencies in the technical workforce; information that can be used to develop new training programs that can help reduce callbacks and warranty cost in addition to maximizing the energy efficiency of HVACR equipment.

A great deal has changed in the HVACR industry over the last twenty years, however, ESCO's commitment to serving the industry and customer service has remained

consistent and is stronger than ever. HVACR educators and trainers continue to have a singular source for: student outcome assessments, professional and industry certifications, educator credentialing, programmatic accreditation, curriculum, standard development, and publishing services.

To find out more about the industry leader and how ESCO can assist you in your training and certification needs, call 1-800-726-9696 or visit



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