HVAC Excellence, based in Washington, DC, has announced that the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE) has been conferred upon Luther Knouse of SCI in Bellefonte, PA and John Demarco Jr. of Morris County Votech in Stanlope, NJ.
Knouse and Demarco join an elite group of teachers nationally that have earned the CMHE title.
Technicians with several years of experience in the HVACR field can take a variety of topical technician certifications from a number of organizations. However, HVAC Excellence sources say that when a seasoned professional elects to transition into the world of education, they are expected to have a better understanding of the technologies and the theory that supports them than a technician in the field or the students they will serve.
HVAC Excellence recognizes that a program is only as good as the quality of the instructor. To enable instructors to verify the depth of their knowledge and ability to relate subject matter effectively, HVAC Excellence developed specialized educator credentialing exams. To validate that HVACR instructors have mastered their subject matter, they take Certified Subject Matter Educator (CSME) exams.
CMSE is conferred upon those who have met their state's requirements for instructors and the standards of competency in a specific subject as established by HVAC Excellence, such as,"Certified Heat Pump Educator". In order to earn the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE), an instructor needs to successfully pass the following CSME exams with a score of 80% or higher.
The exams are: electrical, air conditioning, light commercial air conditioning, light commercial refrigeration, electric heat, and either gas heat, oil heat or heat pumps. Additionally, to earn the title of CMHE an instructor must pass the Capstone exam which covers technical education methodologies, principles, and practices, which attest to their pedagogical skills.
The Certified Master HVACR Educator credential is a terminal certification and the highest credential that HVAC Excellence can conferr upon an HVACR educator. Having this title bestowed upon them is a great accomplishment, and helps their students know that their career is on the right path as quality training begins with a great instructor.
To learn more about the Certified Master HVACR Educator program, visit hvacexcellence.org or call 1-800-394-5268.