SPAcademy hosts over 1,500 hours of classroom instruction for beginner and experienced reps alike. Our mission is to provide contractors with flexible, cost-effective instruction to encourage recruitment and retention of commercial HVAC technicians nationwide.
Our proficiency tests come in two forms: Placement Tests for technicians entering the Apprenticeship Program and Assessment tests for Continuing Education students.
Nationally Approved by the Department of Labor, our Apprenticeship Program offers contractors convenient, cost-effective certifications used to recruit and retain technicians.
Union contractors and/or senior technicians can utilize our Continuing Education Program, consisting of over 1,500 of a-la-carte courses paired with a skills assessment.
For every ONE technician joining the commercial HVAC industry, THREE are retiring. Be a part of the solution.
All content comes from the below list of textbooks, modified for online learning. All textbook content is included in the annual fee.
No. We understand the need to add quality technicians to the industry and encourage all companies, regardless of membership, to participate. All SPGroup Members pay a member fee of about $200 per technician instead of $1,200 for non-members.
Absolutely. We will need ONE of the following to submit to the DOL: (1) Placement Test provided by us showing competency at the level requested (2) documentation of previous certified training OR (3) statement from the employer confirming the competency of the technician/student.
No. All of our courses are 100% online courses complete with videos, reading materials, power points, flashcards, practice tests and other resources used in modern online learning. If your technicians have trouble grasping a concept and you do not have a mentor who can help them, we can assist. However; the program is designed to be completed online with the support of a company mentor for challenging concepts.
Absolutely! Our continuing education program provides over 1,000 hours of courses. We also provide proficiency testing to better understand where continuing education hours should be spent.
Whenever you're ready. Technicians can be enrolled at any time and do not have to be on the same schedule. Their annual progress is tracked online based on when they started.
Learn more about your options to bring more talent into the industry with this accessible program. Fill out the form and a SPAcademy associate will reach out within 24 hours.
We work directly with the contractors who hire and pay for your education to become a certified technician in the commerical HVAC industry. Complete the form to the left and we will share your information with contractors in your area.