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Col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve es­ta­blish­ment of the Ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on and Air-con­di­tio­n­ing Pro­fes­sio­nal Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on Pro­gram

Subsequent to a request from the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Association (ARIA) for the certification of technicians in order to have better regulation of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector, the National Ozone Unit (NOU) approached the National Training Agency (NTA) on possible collaboration in establishing such a system based on the National Guidelines Document developed by the NOU. The NTA indicated that it would include this Professional Certification in its work programme, and a team was established between NTA, the NOU and key stakeholders in the sector, including the School of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SORAC), Metal Industries Company Limited (MIC), National Energy Skills Center (NESC), and the Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP), to develop this Professional Certification. Consultations were held in Trinidad and Tobago and the proposal revised accordingly. The System was been finalized based on input from all stakeholders and is now being administered by MIC. The Certification System is also a component of this country's Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan, implementation of which is conducted by the National Ozone Unit and facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme