IRTC Course Offerings

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

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Upcoming Ammonia Refrigeration Courses
  • Oct 23, 2017 7:30AM - Oct 25, 2017 5:00PM
    Fee: $890.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Oct 19, 2017
  • Dec 4, 2017 7:30AM - Dec 8, 2017 5:00PM
    Fee: $890.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Nov 30, 2017
  • Jan 22, 2018 7:30AM - Jan 24, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $890.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Jan 18, 2018
  • Feb 26, 2018 7:30AM - Feb 28, 2018 5:30PM
    Fee: $890.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 22, 2018

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

8 Hour Incident Commander

This 8-hour class is designed to meet the  training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q) for On-scene Incident Commander.  The Incident Commander is responsible for all aspects of the response, including developing incident objectives and managing all incident operations. Some of the responsibilities we will touch base on will be;

  • Ensure Incident Status Summary is completed and forward to the appropriate local, state and federal agencies.
  • Learning to establish the appropriate organization and what takes priorities in an Incident Command situation.
  • Stabilize the incident by ensuring life safety and managing resources efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Help to understand what safety measures need to be in place before an incident takes place. 
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Upcoming 8 Hour Incident Commander Courses
  • Feb 23, 2018 7:30AM - Feb 23, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $455.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 15, 2018

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

HAZWOPER 24 Hour/Incident Commander Combo

Combination Course of our HAZWOPER 24 hours and Incident Commander Training. 

This 8-hour class is designed to meet the  training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q) for On-scene Incident Commander.  The Incident Commander is responsible for all aspects of the response, including developing incident objectives and managing all incident operations. Some of the responsibilities we will touch base on will be;

  • Ensure Incident Status Summary is completed and forward to the appropriate local, state and federal agencies.
  • Learning to establish the appropriate organization and what takes priorities in an Incident Command situation.
  • Stabilize the incident by ensuring life safety and managing resources efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Help to understand what safety measures need to be in place before an incident takes place. 
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Upcoming HAZWOPER 24 Hour/Incident Commander Combo Courses
  • Feb 21, 2018 7:30AM - Feb 23, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,255.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 15, 2018

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

Operator Refresher

This course provides four and a half days of hands on industrial refrigeration training refresher. The course reviews our Ammonia Refrigeration and Operator I class.  This refresher course includes focused sections on the electrical components and skills involved in operation.  In order to attend this course, you must have attend a course previously covering RETA's Industrial Refrigeration 1 book. PDH: 36

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Upcoming Operator Refresher Courses
  • Nov 6, 2017 8:00AM - Nov 10, 2017 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,275.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Nov 2, 2017
  • Feb 5, 2018 8:00AM - Feb 9, 2018 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,275.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 1, 2018

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

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 a live 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)

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Upcoming Ammonia Refrigeration and HAZWOPER Combo Courses
  • Oct 23, 2017 7:30AM - Oct 27, 2017 5:30PM
    Fee: $1,400.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Oct 19, 2017
  • Dec 4, 2017 7:30AM - Dec 8, 2017 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,400.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Nov 30, 2017
  • Jan 22, 2018 7:30AM - Jan 26, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,400.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Jan 18, 2018
  • Feb 26, 2018 7:30AM - Mar 2, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,400.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 22, 2018

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

Materials Outline Operator I

This is a second level class that completes RETA's Industrial Refrigeration 1 book as well as material from the Industrial Refrigeration 4 book. 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

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Upcoming Operator I Courses
  • Oct 30, 2017 8:00AM - Nov 3, 2017 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,225.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Oct 26, 2017
  • Dec 11, 2017 8:00AM - Dec 15, 2017 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,225.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Dec 7, 2017
  • Jan 29, 2018 8:00AM - Feb 2, 2018 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,225.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Jan 25, 2018

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

Exam: 2017 CARO    Fee: $730.00   RETA: $450.00

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

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Upcoming Operator II Courses
  • Nov 6, 2017 8:00AM - Nov 10, 2017 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,275.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Nov 2, 2017
  • Feb 5, 2018 8:00AM - Feb 9, 2018 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,275.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 1, 2018

    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 completed as well as material from Basic Electricity 1 & 2.  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

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Upcoming Operator III Courses
  • Nov 13, 2017 8:00AM - Nov 17, 2017 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,375.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Nov 9, 2017
  • Feb 12, 2018 8:00AM - Feb 16, 2018 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,375.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 8, 2018

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

Exam: 2017 CIRO   Fee: $730.00   RETA: $450.00

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

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Upcoming CO2 Refrigeration Courses
  • Apr 3, 2018 8:00AM - Apr 5, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,290.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Mar 29, 2018

Materials Outline SOP, PSM/RMP, and RAGAGEP

This course provides training on your facility specific standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Mechanical Integrity Inspections, Process Safety Management (PSM)/Risk Management program regulation requirements, and ammonia industry codes and standards.  After providing IRTC with your site specific SOP's and Mechanical Integrity inspections, we will train your operators in a classroom setting and provide hands on training using our fully operational ammonia refrigeration system.  Students shall be trained in an overview of the process, initial startup, normal operations, temporary operations, emergency shutdown, emergency operations, normal shutdown, startup following a normal or emergency shutdown or major system change, consequences of deviations, steps required to correct and/or avoid deviations, safety and health hazards, safe work practices, and equipment inspections.  This course is also valuable to persons assigned the responsibility of writing site specific SOP's and mechanical integrity procedures and inspections.  OSHA's PSM 1910.119(g) and EPA's Risk Management program Title 40 Part 68.71 initial and refresher operator training requirements.  Upon successful completion of training, a certificate will be issued in compliance with OSHA 1910.119(g) (3) and EPA 68.71(c).  PDH:24

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Upcoming SOP, PSM/RMP, and RAGAGEP Courses
  • May 21, 2018 8:00AM - May 24, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $1,449.00 - Seats available
    Register before: May 17, 2018

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

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Upcoming Industrial Refrigeration Energy Specialist Courses
  • Dec 19, 2017 8:00AM - Dec 22, 2017 12:00PM
    Fee: $1,125.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Dec 14, 2017

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

Exam: CRES   Fee: $695.00   RETA: $495.00

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.

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Upcoming HAZWOPER 8 Courses
  • Oct 27, 2017 8:30AM - Oct 27, 2017 5:00PM
    Fee: $355.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Oct 19, 2017
  • Dec 8, 2017 7:30AM - Dec 8, 2017 5:00PM
    Fee: $355.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Dec 4, 2017
  • Jan 26, 2018 7:30AM - Jan 26, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $355.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Jan 18, 2018
  • Mar 2, 2018 7:30AM - Mar 2, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $355.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 22, 2018

    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.

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Upcoming HAZWOPER 24 Courses
  • Oct 25, 2017 11:00AM - Oct 27, 2017 5:30PM
    Fee: $800.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Oct 19, 2017
  • Dec 6, 2017 11:00AM - Dec 8, 2017 5:00PM
    Fee: $800.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Dec 4, 2017
  • Jan 24, 2018 11:00AM - Jan 26, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $800.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Jan 18, 2018

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

  • Feb 21, 2018 7:30AM - Feb 23, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $800.00 - Seats available
    Register before: Feb 16, 2018
  • Feb 28, 2018 11:00AM - Mar 2, 2018 5:00PM
    Fee: $800.00 - Call for Seat Availability
    Register before: Feb 22, 2018

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