HVAC Excellence, a certifier of HVACR technicians, was approved by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. With this approval, veterans taking one of 17 certification tests can be reimbursed up to $2,000 per test, but not more than the actual cost of the test.

In other news, the organization granted 24 programs accreditation in 2004. The programs were reviewed in curriculum, faculty, student facilities, placement services, and more. Visit www.hvacexcellence.org to see the full list of accredited schools.