IRTC Course Offerings

PSM/RMP & SOP-MI Combo

This 5 day course combines the content of the PSM/RMP & SOP-MI courses to provide students comprehensive training on the entirety of OSHA & EPA's PSM/RMP requirements, including designated Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) as covered under IIAR Standards and other requirements. This course is aimed towards personnel seeking a cohesive understanding of everything involved in keeping their facilities compliant with all applicable regulations. PDH: 36

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 1,600.00

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Upcoming PSM/RMP & SOP-MI Combo Courses
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PSM/RMP

This course explores federal requirements regarding OSHA's Process Safety Management and EPA's Risk Management Plan. The 3 day course will go through each PSM/RMP element in detail, involving students in developing and/or utilizing written programs for each element. Students will also learn next steps for implementing a PSM/RMP program at their facility or for taking their existing program to the next level. PDH: 24

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 995.00

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Upcoming PSM/RMP Courses
  • There are no PSM/RMP courses available at this time.

SOP-MI

This course details best practices for Mechanical Integrity Inspections and Standard Operating Procedures based off of PSM/RMP requirements and IIAR standards. Over 3 days, students will review their facility's procedures in a group environment, discuss OSHA and EPA regulations, and get hands-on experience with IIAR inspections of IRTC's own onsite Ammonia/CO2 refrigeration system. PDH: 20

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 800.00

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Upcoming SOP-MI Courses
  • There are no SOP-MI courses available at this time.

Materials Ammonia Refrigeration and HAZWOPER Combo

This 5 day course is a combination of our "Ammonia Refrigeration" class and our "HAZWOPER Hazardous Material Technician Training" 24-hour class.  This course should be considered a minimum requirement for entry level industrial refrigeration operators, decision makers involved or personnel involved in PSM/RMP, and individuals who respond to ammonia releases or potential ammonia releases.  As part of the "Ammonia Refrigeration" training, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of industrial refrigeration including compressor, condenser, pump and evaporator operation and maintenance.  Additionally, students will be trained in the Process Safety Management and Risk Management Programs (PSM/RMP).  Students will be administered an exam at the completion of course and will be awarded a certificate upon passing.  In the "HAZWOPER Hazardous Material Technician Training" portion, students will become familiar with the techniques and procedures to contain an ammonia leak and students will participate in an emergency response drill utilizing full personal protective equipment with a fully operational ammonia plant.  OSHA defines hazardous materials technicians as individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release.  They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance.  This course includes hands-on training in the IRTC full scale ammonia refrigeration system which is a fully functional ammonia plant on campus.  This environment allows students to test their newly learned skills in a supervised setting.  PDH: 24 (for Ammonia Refrigeration curriculum)

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 1,400.00

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Upcoming Ammonia Refrigeration and HAZWOPER Combo Courses
  • Oct 25, 2021 8:00AM - Oct 29, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,400.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Oct 11, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

  • Nov 29, 2021 8:00AM - Dec 3, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,400.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Nov 22, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

Materials Outline Ammonia Refrigeration

This course should be considered a minimum requirement for entry level industrial refrigeration operators, decision-makers involved or personnel involved in PSM/RMP.  In this three day class students will be introduced to the fundamentals of industrial refrigeration including compressor, condenser, pump and evaporator operation and maintenance.  Additionally, students will be trained in the Process Safety Management and Risk Management Programs (PSM/RMP).  This course includes hands-on training in the IRTC full scale ammonia refrigeration system which is a fully functional ammonia plant on campus.  This environment allows students to test their newly learned skills in a supervised setting.  Students will be administered an exam at the completion of course and will be awarded a certificate upon passing.  PDH: 24

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 890.00

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Upcoming Ammonia Refrigeration Courses
  • Oct 25, 2021 8:00AM - Oct 27, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $890.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Oct 11, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

  • Nov 29, 2021 8:00AM - Dec 1, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $890.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Nov 22, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

Materials Outline HAZWOPER 8

OSHA mandates that HAZWOPER Technician employees receive annual refresher training.  This refresher course is for students who have completed the 24 hour Hazardous Material Technician Training and who would like classroom instruction and hands-on drills.

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 355.00

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Upcoming HAZWOPER 8 Courses
  • Oct 29, 2021 8:00AM - Oct 29, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $355.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Oct 11, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

  • Dec 3, 2021 8:00AM - Dec 3, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $355.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Nov 22, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

Materials Outline HAZWOPER 24

OSHA defines hazardous materials technicians as individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release.  They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance.  In this 24 hour course students will receive classroom and hands-on training in an operating ammonia plant.  Students will become familiar with the techniques and procedures to contain an ammonia leak.  Additionally, students will participate in a live emergency response drill utilizing full personal protective equipment with a fully operational ammonia plant.

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 800.00

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Upcoming HAZWOPER 24 Courses
  • Oct 27, 2021 8:00AM - Oct 29, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $800.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Oct 11, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

  • Dec 1, 2021 8:00AM - Dec 3, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $800.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Nov 22, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

Outline Operator I

This is a second level class that completes RETA's Industrial Refrigeration 1 book, which will be provided in class. The course provides 4-1/2 days of industrial refrigeration training that covers topics that may be present on RETA's CARO exam. Students will be administered an exam at the completion of course and will be awarded a certificate upon passing. If desired for an additional fee the student may sit for the RETA CARO examination which can be administered at our testing facility after the course is complete. To attend the course, we recommend that you have completed the Ammonia Refrigeration course. PDH: 36

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 1,225.00

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Upcoming Operator I Courses
  • Oct 18, 2021 8:00AM - Oct 22, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,225.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Oct 4, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

  • Nov 8, 2021 8:00AM - Nov 12, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,225.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Oct 18, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

Exam: CARO    Fee: $795.00   RETA: $500.00

Materials Outline Operator II

The course provides 4-1/2 days of industrial refrigeration training building upon the material from the Ammonia Refrigeration and Industrial Refrigeration Operator 1 classes.  More lab time and lab tasks are provided than in any other course.  RETA’s Basic Electricity 2 book is completed during the course.  Students will be graded based on their performance in the lab as well as on tests with the focus being the lab work and will be awarded a certificate upon passing.  To attend the course, we require that you have completed the Ammonia Refrigeration Course or any class covering RETA’s Industrial Refrigeration 1 book; we recommend that you have completed our Operator 1 course or have RETA’s CARO certification.  Please remember to bring your ammonia respirator.  PDH: 36

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 1,275.00

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Upcoming Operator II Courses
  • Oct 11, 2021 8:00AM - Oct 15, 2021 11:30AM
    Fee: $1,275.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Sep 27, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

  • Nov 15, 2021 8:00AM - Nov 19, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,275.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Nov 1, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

Materials Outline Operator III

This operator course intends for the attendee to understand, analyze, and begin to troubleshoot the complete operation of an industrial refrigeration system.  RETA's Industrial Refrigeration 2 book is provided to each student to keep for their personal use.  The course provides 4-1/2 days of industrial refrigeration training that covers topics that may be present on RETA's CIRO exam.  Students will be administered an exam at the completion of course and will be awarded a certificate upon passing.  If desired for an additional fee the student may sit for the RETA CIRO examination which can be offered at our testing facility after the course is complete.  To attend the course, we require that you have completed Operator II or at least have RETA CARO.  PDH: 36

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

$ 1,375.00

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Upcoming Operator III Courses
  • Nov 1, 2021 8:00AM - Nov 5, 2021 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,375.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Oct 18, 2021

    Please call (540) 246-0926 to order this class.

Exam: CIRO   Fee: $795.00   RETA: $500.00

Materials Outline Super 2 day Ammonia Refrigeration/Safety Class

This 2 day class is designed for Project Managers, Superintendents and Construction Managers to better understand and be aware of the ammonia refrigeration system being installed at a site. It will provide the basics of the system, components, pre-start up, RAGAGEP, safety/emergency awareness and more.

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

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Materials Outline CO2 Refrigeration

This 3 day CO2 course will provide a thorough understanding of CO2 refrigeration systems and added time in our hands-on CO2 lab.  It gives a broad introduction of the fundamental knowledge required to work on carbon dioxide systems.  This course encompasses specific properties of CO2, safety, design, installation and maintenance.  It also includes the advantages of using CO2, and the functionality of different types of refrigeration systems: Cascade systems using ammonia or other refrigerant as the high temperature condensing medium, transcritical, pumped liquid recirculation, flooded, secondary coolant and direct expansion.  This class is recommended for anyone already working with CO2 refrigeration systems, those looking for more information on CO2 refrigeration systems, or those that have attended at least of our refrigeration classes (Ammonia Refrigeration, Operator I or SOP).  PDH: 20

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

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Upcoming CO2 Refrigeration Courses
  • There are no CO2 Refrigeration courses available at this time.

Materials Outline Industrial Refrigeration Energy Specialist

This is the newest technician level class focused on energy efficiency that utilizes the Industrial Refrigeration Best Practice Guide and RETA's Industrial Refrigeration 1 & 2 books.  The course builds upon refrigeration knowledge from Industrial Refrigeration Operator 1, Operator 2, and Operator 3 to focus on operating refrigeration systems in the most energy efficient manner including equipment and designs that use less energy.  Selected sections of RETA’s Basic Electricity I & 2 and Industrial Refrigeration 4 books will be reviewed and additional topics from IRC Energy Efficiency Guideline will be discussed.  Students will be administered an exam before the completion of the course and, with participation during class, will be awarded a certificate upon passing.  This is a 4-1/2 day industrial refrigeration training course that covers topics that may be present on RETA's CRES exam.  If desired, for an additional fee the student may sit for the RETA CRES examination which is offered at our testing facility after the course is complete.  To attend the course, we require that you have completed courses covering the RETA IR-1 and IR-2 books or have CARO or CIRO certification.  PDH: 36

*COVID-19 Precautions: As a safety precaution, we are asking that all non-vaccinated students wear a mask or face covering while at our facility*

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Upcoming Industrial Refrigeration Energy Specialist Courses
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Exam: CRES   Fee: $815.00   RETA: $510.00