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As stated above, the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) is the main national accreditation body for HVAC programs. PAHRA developed its program standards in conjunction with all segments of the industry including workers, HVAC educators, administrators, and state supervisors in technical education. PAHRA-accredited programs must use the industry competency exams (ICE) for graduating students, which test knowledge in three areas: New Balance Women Core Fleece Full Zip Hoodieresidential AC and heating, light commercial AC & heating; and commercial refrigeration. These exams are administered by Patagonia Dresses 623010 PinkｘMulticolor 4 (NATE).
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Finally, there are various organizations that provide accreditation to schools as a whole including the Purple Evening Gown- one strap, rhinestones and sparkles (DEAC) for online programs, as well as six regional bodies which have been recognized by the US Department of Education: