Information about the PAHRA
event can be found at www.
sponsors are the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE), the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC).
The League and its cosponsoring associations, the PSATC and PAHRA, currently purchase their own health insurance coverage, but rapidly rising health care costs and customer service needs were becoming an important issue.
PLCM, PSATC, and PAHRA members are under no obligation to choose HealthAmerica.
However, on the Wednesday before the regular ARI Instructor Workshop, CARE holds a workshop on teaching issues and includes a section on PAHRA certification.
Because of his work with ARI and CARE, Bates gets calls from schools across the country seeking advice on how to prepare for PAHRA certification.
In addition to work for PAHRA and CARE on both the state and local level, he is vice president/proprietary of CARE, outgoing president of the Ohio chapter of CARE and chairperson of the education committee in Ohio for ACCA.
Feathers has also worked with three other schools in Ohio to assist them in the process of preparing their programs for PAHRA accreditation.
Leslie Sandier, the director of education for ARI, says that as the Custer program was being developed, "We made sure it was set up to meet PAHRA
requirements so it could be PAHRA
accredited down the road.