Established in 1994, HVAC Excellence is a standards organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in the HVACR industry. The organization achieves this goal, in part, by validating educational programs, tracking content mastery at each stage of an individual’s career, and providing educators with valuable resources to help them become more effective in their roles.
In January 2023, HVAC Excellence announced updates to its competency and task list for instructors of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) educational programs. The competency and task list serves as a guide for preparing students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for employment in the HVACR industry. Many textbook publishers align their curricula to the HVAC Excellence list.