Online RETA Certification Database!

You must use the RETA Certification Database (RCD) to enter and submit your PDH documentation electronically for your certification renewals (CARO, CIRO, CRST, CRES and RAI). For the CRES (Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist), you’ll also will use the RCD to submit the required energy efficiency activities needed for your CRES Certification renewal.

RETA staff will review your submissions online and email you about your progress. You’ll also be able to review online the status of all your certifications.  

PLEASE NOTE: Before you can use the RCD, RETA must have an email address for you in their system (whether or not you are a RETA member). Email addresses can only be used once per individual and the system will not allow different individuals to have the same email address. If you are unsure whether RETA has a valid email address for you, email RETA headquarters at with your name, address, and phone number, and the email you want RETA to use. (If you don’t have an email address, you can set one up for free; for ideas on how to do this, search the Internet with the words “Set up an email address.”)

How to log into the RCD and get started:

  • To log into the RCD, go to the website, rcd.reta.comClick here for detailed instructions to use the RETA Certification Database (RCD)

  • RETA will use emails to send both RETA members and non-members important news and information about your Certification. The RCD will send email reminders at six (6) months and two (2) months prior to your certification expiration date and emails will be sent when PDH documents are approved. You will also receive emails regarding CRES activities if you are seeking the CRES Credential.

RETA staff can only provide you with PDH documentation from the RETA National Conferences and the RETA Online training courses.

For any other training documents such as RETA Chapter meetings, training schools, Safety Days, Regional Conferences, etc. you will need to contact the organization or individual that provided you with the training. If you need documentation from a chapter meeting, please contact your chapter secretary.


Certification Portal Sign In

Click here for the certification portal sign in page.

Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
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