Welcome to the Refrigerant License New Zealand (RLNZ) website. We provide training courses to the HVAC&R industry:
The Refrigerant License Trust Board (RLTB) was established by CCCA and IRHACE, with funding provided by refrigerant levy collection, initially to develop and provide refrigerant filler and handler training and certification for HVAC&R practitioners.
RLNZ has expanded its activities to provide training and professional development for people in the HVAC&R industry.
On 25 November 2011, the Commerce Commission approved RLTB’s application for restricting sales of refrigerant to those persons who have evidence of certification to safely handle refrigerant. This restriction by responsible wholesalers commenced 1 January 2015. Now is the time to complete the required training.
Approved Filler and Approved Handler Certifications are valid for five years. At the end of this five year period it is possible to renew certifications. RLNZ have a thorough, easy to follow, on line renewal course for refrigerant gases that covers all criteria laid out by the Regulations. If your EPA certified Approved Filler or Handler certificate is now due for renewal register now: Approved Filler On Line Renewal or Approved Handler On Line Renewal
A short course available to people who already hold an approved filler certificate issued by RLNZ taking you through additional considerations when handling ammonia. Following successful completion of the course a new certificate and license card will be provided adding Ammonia in the refrigerant traffic covered.
The world of refrigerants is changing. International environmental agreements mean a shift towards refrigerants with low global warming potentials; many of these refrigerants are flammable. This course, either face to face or online, is ideal if you or your employees are working with flammable refrigerants and want to be aware of the risks and requirments for working with them.
To find out more and to register on either a face to face course or our online activity: Flammable Refrigerant Safety Awareness Course
A group of courses available to give you tools to assist you with your discussions with customers regarding energy efficiency. The courses have been developed with funding from EECA and include downloadable resaources and links to tools. There are four courses designed for different users:
An industry controls courses are available for students who want to gain a fundamental understanding of control processes and applications of direct digital controllers (DDCs) in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and Building Energy Management System (BEMS) sectors. The course material has been developed Innotech, RLNZ organise delivery of this course in New Zealand. To find out more about the HVAC and BMS Controls Training and to register your interest
This course is based on the EECA publication "Good practice guide; heat pump installation". The course is aimed at experienced installers of heat pumps and gives good practice guidelines for designing and installing residential air to air single split heat pump systems.
This three day comprehensive course is suitable for refrigeration plant operators who need to gain a thorough knowledge of how an ammonia refrigeration plant operates, its components, legislative requirements and maintenance. It also covers safety in the event of an ammonia leak. The course material has been developed and is led by AIRAH, RLNZ organise delivery of the highly regarded course in New Zealand. To find out more about the Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations Course. and to register your interest.
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