Face-to-face or virtual meetings are a valuable way to make new connections, keep current on HVACR skills, and hear about policy and accreditation updates.

One way to accomplish those goals is to join a professional membership association. To learn more about these non-profits, including who they serve and how to join, click here.

Other groups providing professional development include:

AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR marketplace. Held annually, this event brings the entire HVACR industry together to see the latest products and technology, learn about innovations and trends, and build relationships.

HVACR Excellence is a national HVACR educators and trainers conference. Held annually, this event is specifically designed for secondary and post-secondary instructors to maintain their skills and teaching practices. Meet hundreds of educators, manufacturer reps, students and employers at this professional development conference.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) offers certification tests assessing real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems.