Member Benefits
More than 6,300 individuals and companies worldwide maintain RETA membership. Throughout the United States, local Chapters offer RETA members a wide-range of benefits — all designed to keep members up-to-date on new developments in equipment and operating procedures, practical aspects of everyday engine room operations, troubleshooting and emergency situations.

Association with a nationally recognized industry organization

The Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) is the most recognized organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of industrial refrigeration operators and technicians.

Local Chapters 

The strength of RETA is based on its large network of active Chapters. Chapters allow you to participate at the local level with your peers.  Develop friendships with other industry professionals through social activities. 

Subscriptions to association and trade publications 

RETA publications keep you up-to-date on industry issues and events. These publications capture different aspects of the industry, giving you valuable information and timely industry reports.

Improved employment opportunities 

Your RETA training improves your employment opportunities and advancements, which can include increases in pay and promotions.

RETA Certification 

Our certification program is the only ANSI accredited program of its kind in the country. Through our efforts, we ensure that operators and technicians are equipped with the knowledge to safely run their equipment. RETA certification indicates that an operator has passed a national examination on industrial refrigeration at either the Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) or Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO) level.

Member Pricing for Online Training 

RETA online training provides a cost-effective, web-based solution for companies that must provide and record safety training. When you purchase RETA’s online training, or individual online courses, you have unlimited access to applicable courses for one full year at any location with internet access.

Industry educational opportunities through study courses, seminars and user schools 

Take advantage of educational opportunities through seminars, plant tours and meeting discussions. Exchange experience and ideas with others in the industry. Stay current on new products from industry manufacturers.

Development of friendships with others in the industry 

An annual Conference, regional expos and local Chapter meetings add to the educational opportunities that are available to you.

Exchange of experiences and ideas with industry experts 

Stay current on new products from industry manufacturers.

Conference and seminars 

RETA’s annual national Conference offers you outstanding opportunities for networking and learning at a moderate cost.
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Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
Toll Free: 844.801.3711 · Phone: 541.497.2955 · Fax: 541.497.2966
1725 Ferry St SW, Albany, OR 97322