Conference Certification and Review Courses


About RETA Certification and Review Courses

RETA Credentials: The Gold Standard in Industrial Refrigeration Certification

RETA certification requires meeting eligibility criteria and demonstrating knowledge of industrial refrigeration concepts, principles and practices. RETA certification exams and other requirements assess competencies in the realm of industrial refrigeration operation. RETA training materials provide the fundamental knowledge needed to understand these concepts and operating principles.

RETA certification exams are accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), which requires that they are continually scrutinized by an organization whose sole mission is to establish, maintain and assure that the highest industry standards are set and met in a continuous and ongoing basis. ANSI is certainly recognized and often highly regarded by regulatory agencies such as EPA and OSHA in the establishment and maintenance of the highest industrial and safety benchmarks.

RETA-certified operators must meet high standards for industrial refrigeration training and knowledge. RETA offers the following credentials and training opportunities for refrigeration industry operators and other professionals.

Below are the review Courses offered at the Conference. Attend a certification course and/or stay and attend both a certification course and the Conference. The price below does not include exam application fee.

Each course includes a two- or three-day educational program, handouts/speaker materials, RETA coursebook(s) listed in class description (shipped to you prior to Conference), 24 PDH credits (3 day course) or 16 PDH credits (2 day course), and lunch each day. Registration is non-refundable.

Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) is designed for new operators who demonstrate entry-level knowledge that qualifies them to work under supervision in industrial plants and facilities. Course includes Industrial Refrigeration I.

October 24-26, 2020 - $700 (member), $930 (non-member)

Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) is designed to assess more advanced concepts, principles, and applications required to supervise industrial refrigeration operators. A minimum of two year's machine room experience is required. Course includes Industrial Refrigeration I, Industrial Refrigeration II, and Basic Electricity II.

October 24-26, 2020 - $740 (member), $970 (non-member)

Certified Refrigeration Service Technician (CRST) is designed for technicians and support personnel who troubleshoot and maintain industrial refrigeration plants and facilities. The credential addresses topics from advanced levels of plant safety and operations through the basics of ammonia refrigeration compliance and PSM requirements. A CARO or CIRO credential or at least four years of progressively responsible experience in industrial refrigeration is required. Course includes the Ammonia Refrigeration Compliance Guideline and Industrial Refrigeration III.

October 24-26, 2020 - $725 (member), $955 (non-member)

Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist (CRES) is designed to assess mastery of refrigeration system operations and energy management strategies. While no other RETA credentials are required to qualify for the CRES credential, CRES candidates do need to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of refrigeration operations to offer energy management strategies without compromising the safety or integrity of refrigeration systems. Course includes the RETA Energy Efficiency Handbook.

October 25-26, 2020 - $625 (member), $855 (non-member)

Train the Trainer Course is focused on training adults in hands-on operations and technical skills and its application is designed to benefit employees that are asked to design and/or deliver training in the workplace. Participants identify the learning needs of adults, how to plan, develop, and implement different types of training, and how to deliver and assess the success of the training.

October 24-26, 2020 - $1,300 (member), $1,800 (non-member)


Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
Toll Free: 844.801.3711 · Phone: 541.497.2955 · Fax: 541.497.2966
1725 Ferry St SW, Albany, OR 97322