Educational Opportunities

April 27, 2015

DOE Training Sessions

Educational Opportunities

March 4, 2015

ACR Trade Show

Periodic Review of Rules

February 13, 2015

In accordance with House Bill 74, passed in the 2013 session of the NC General Assembly, the Board has completed a review of its administrative rules. The results of this review are accessible here: Periodic Review of Rules

Any written comments should be sent to the attention of Barbara Hines at the following address:

            889 US Hwy 70 W
            Garner, NC 27529;

A "public comment" as defined by G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5) is defined as a written comment that objects to the rule, in whole or in part. Comments must address the content of the rule to be considered by the Rules Review Commission. All comments received by the Board will be submitted to the Rules Review Commission for consideration.

Garden City Ammonia Program

February 13, 2015


The Garden City Ammonia Program offers Industrial refrigeration training including Ammonia Operator Training, Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Training, Ammonia Certifications, and Technician Training with hands on equipment. Randy Williams and the GCAP Coolcast team provide education for the industrial ammonia refrigeration operator for efficiency, safety, and compliance. Their spectrum of ammonia refrigeration training is customized to the quick start with no experience to the seasoned operator. GCAP supplies training for over 700 different companies and over 1,800 students per year. Visit the GCAP website for more information.

A Fond Farewell to Kimberly A. Austin

December 1, 2014

Besides being the first woman to serve on the NC State Board of Refrigeration Examiners, Kim brought a wealth of knowledge to the Board's goals of updating and revising the questions used for determining an applicant's qualifications.

Kimberly A. Austin Board Chairman Jerry King (left) presents former board member Kim Austin with a certificate of appreciation.

Educational Opportunities

June 24, 2014

Because the Annual Refrigeration Update and Trade Show is temporarily suspended (due to the high cost of travel, time off, etc. for the participants), the Board will begin offering educational opportunities on this website. Please check back often for more links and/or videos.

The first website we would like to share is GreenChill, an EPA partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. The following video is an example of the information available at the site.

GreenChill works to help food retailers transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, lower refrigerant charge sizes and eliminate leaks, and adopt green refrigeration technologies and best environmental practices. Be sure to take advantage of their educational information and to check back here for more!

Board Member Retires

June 16, 2014

The board would like to give a huge thank you to Tim Welch for his many years of service. Mr. Welch was instrumental in the revamping of the Contractor's exam in the Board's efforts to reduce the number of reference books required for the exam while also keeping the cost down for applicants.

Tim Welch Board Chairman Jerry King (right) presents past board member Tim Welch with a certificate of appreciation.

2014 Scholarship Awards

June 2, 2014

The members of the State Board of Refrigeration Examiners are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 SBRE Scholarships. Thirty Students enrolled in either an Associate Applied Science Degree Program of study in HVAC/R or an Associate Applied Science Degree Program of study in commercial refrigeration applied for a SBRE scholarship. After all points were totaled and additional criteria factored in, scholarships were awarded to Lamarco Monte Ellis, Wilson Community College; Patrick Nelson King Sr., Wilson Community College; Michael Stanton Little, Richmond Community College; David Martinez, South Piedmont Community College; and Reginald Perry, Wilson Community College. Since the inception of the scholarship program over $30,000 has been awarded to students in the NC Community college system!

Scolarship Recipient Board member William Frye (left) congratulates Michael Little on his scholarship award.

SBRE scholarships are available to persons enrolled in or interested in enrolling in an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program of study in HVAC/R, or those interested in enrolling in or enrolled in an Associate in Applied Degree Program of study in commercial refrigeration.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for a scholarship:

1. Be a resident of NC;
2. Be enrolled (or intend to enroll) in an Associate in Applied Science Degree of Study in Commercial Refrigeration or HVAC/R Technology;
3. Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation;
4. Continue for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he or she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

Two or more scholarships are awarded annually depending on available funds. Scholarship applications are due in the Board office by April 15 of each year. If you would like to apply for the SBRE Scholarship, complete and mail in your Scholarship Application.

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