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  1. #19475
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    Is Mercedes Julie????????????????????
    ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!
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    yike!


    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    Certificate Member (CM)Certificate Membership is a classification of RSES membership, which originated in 1935. Exclusive to RSES members, this designation is earned after successfully passing a rigorous examination.

    The CM examination tests 18 categories of knowledge required in the installation and servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. It requires a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of mechanical refrigeration theory, as well as working knowledge of installation, service and troubleshooting procedures.

    The Importance of the CM Designation
    Achieving CM status can have a significant effect on your career. From direct financial incentives to long-term job security, attaining CM provides your employer with the criteria by which to evaluate and reward your personal commitment to continuing education. RSES Certificate Members are recognized industry-wide as possessing high levels of HVACR knowledge and many employers offer incentives for successful CM-test completion!

    “Kerr Controls feels that it’s very important for our employees to stay current with industry developments. We believe RSES programs provide excellent avenues to accomplish that goal – to the extent that the company not only pays the employees’ annual membership dues, but covers costs for them to attend conferences where CM testing is held. If an employee passes the CM test, we have a $500 bonus for them!”
    Kevin Toomey
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    Kerr Controls Limited
    Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Advancement in the RSES Technical Institute
    RSES members who earn CM classification also advance within the RSES Technical Institute to Level IV – Advanced Tech CM.

    Exam Structure and Categories
    There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the examination. A grade of 70% is required to pass.

    To document the difficulty of the CM examination, RSES International Headquarters keeps accurate records of the examinations given and the results of each. Current pass rates are roughly 30%.

    View the breakdown of exam categories for the CM exam.

    Who Can Take the CM Exam?
    Any RSES member who is in good standing and is an Active member may take the exam. RSES Canada requires two years of Active membership for their members before taking the exam.

    What is the Cost to Take a CM Exam?
    Every RSES member has the opportunity to take the exam for a $25.00 fee.

    Certification Preparation
    RSES recommends the Technical Institute Manuals 1, 2, and 3, which provide a comprehensive course of study for those members who wish to prepare for the CM exam. Click on the titles below to view further details on these manuals:

    RSES Technical Manual 1
    RSES Technical Manual 2
    RSES Technical Manual 3

    What Does RSES Do to Promote My Achievement?
    All successful CM candidates receive two personalized wall certificates; one indicating their new status in the organization as a Certificate Member and the other an RSES Technical Institute Level 4 certificate suitable for framing along with a patch promoting their new status.

    In addition, all future correspondence includes the CM designation with the member’s name – and the member is encouraged to do the same. With the member’s permission, his or her employer is notified of successful passing. Further, the names of successful candidates are included in each month’s RSES Journal, as well as listed in press releases and broadcast e-mail sent to industry peers and publications.

    Each year, the member with the highest score (Society-wide) on the CM exam receives the John Spence Award at the RSES Annual Conference. In addition, Certificate Members can purchase the exclusive RSES CM ring.

    Where can I take the examination?
    Certificate Member (CM) examinations may be offered at State or Regional training events, through a local Chapter, at International Seminars or the Annual RSES Conference.

    View the RSES Events Calendar to find scheduled exams in your area or contact your local Chapter to obtain course information in your area.

    Need more information?
    For further information on the Certificate Member (CM) examination please call RSES headquarters at 800/297-5660 or 847/297-6464, or e-mail us at certification@rses.org. Welcome,
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  3. #19477
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    keep in mind!
    most guys taking this exam are usually 10-20 year vets! Usually only the good guys even want to take the test or be humbled by it!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    Art!

    I did not know you were taking the CM??????????????

    I am excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    well not for you exactly? but excited that you are going to join a small elite club of hvac nerds!
    I'm working my way through the three bundles of CD ROMs that represent the three RSES manuals. It's slow going.

    Any materials that you have that will help?
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  5. #19479
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    I am alittle slow !!!!!!!!

    but once I got it i got it!

    Hi Julie!
    very excited to see you on here!

    I have been thinking about you also!

    But just like Bret, my thoughts are a little clouded by things like airconditioning and waitresses and megan fox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!
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    me????????????????????????????????????????









    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I'm working my way through the three bundles of CD ROMs that represent the three RSES manuals. It's slow going.

    Any materials that you have that will help?
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I'm working my way through the three bundles of CD ROMs that represent the three RSES manuals. It's slow going.

    Any materials that you have that will help?
    Art,

    You really know your stuff. I don't think that you will have a big problem with the CM exam.

    Study the engineering and design type stuff. Those are the questions that hung me up on that test.

    I'm considering taking one of the specialist exams when the next testing comes around. Which one would you suggest Frankie?

  8. #19482
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    well? for you maybe commercial refrigeration?

    I feel that the electrical would be best for Art because it has a lot of electronics/ triac, transistor, resistor, PNP/NPN , dielectric stuff blah blah blah!!!!!!!!

    for me, I am going to take the dynamic compressor exam!!!!!!!!!!!!!





    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Art,

    You really know your stuff. I don't think that you will have a big problem with the CM exam.

    Study the engineering and design type stuff. Those are the questions that hung me up on that test.

    I'm considering taking one of the specialist exams when the next testing comes around. Which one would you suggest Frankie?
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    and Arrt, you do really know your stuff!

    You should do fine!

    If by chance you do not? Just suck it up!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
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    Commercial refrigeration is the one I was thinking of, too.

    I'm not going for all 7 of them, I just want the 'S' after my name.

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    I'm an idiot and I squeaked a passing score on the CM.

    And I didn't even think to study. I thought I was a lot smarter than I am before I took that test.

  12. #19486
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    I definately want all 7



    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Commercial refrigeration is the one I was thinking of, too.

    I'm not going for all 7 of them, I just want the 'S' after my name.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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