The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society(RSES) announced the completion of its Technical Institute HVAC/R Training Manual 2 Interactive CD-ROM program. The CD-based interactive training program, which was released last October, has been completed and consists of 36 course lessons and 12 correlating CDs. This program, which has previously been available only by monthly subscription, is now available for purchase as a complete set.

The CD-based interactive program will continue to be developed over the next year and will cover the remaining Technical Institute manual. The Technical Institute HVAC/R Training Manual 3 Interactive CD-ROM program will begin at the end of October 2003 with the release of disc one. Subsequent discs will be released one each month for 12 months.

The CD-based interactive program allows HVAC/R service technicians to complete training based on their schedule and to enter into the program at any time. At the end of each manual, enrollees have the option to take a proctored, closed-book exam to receive a Certificate of Completion. Successful exam completion also can advance RSES members through the RSES Technical Institute.

To order the Technical Institute HVAC/R Training Manual 2 Interactive CD-ROM set, please contact the Logistics Branch at RSES by calling 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464. It also can be purchased online by visiting and clicking on "On-Line Bookstore" and then "On-Line Store." Once there click on "Computer-Based Training & Reference" and then "Interactive CD - Manual 2 - Annual."