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4 Simple Ways to Earn PDH Credits

April 28, 2021

Thinking about how you are going to earn PDH credits throughout the year can be stressfuland we get that. Luckily, there are plenty of options to earn the certificates you need in the best way possible for you. Whether you prefer doing 15 minutes here and 15 minutes there during the day or prefer sitting through an interactive webinar for an hour, we have the solution for youThere may even be a possibility of bringing back in-person PDH seminars at your local H&H office post-pandemic (which I hear comes with a pretty tasty lunch). Either way, we want to make earning PDH credits as easy as possible for you!  

Here are 4 simple ways to earn PDH credits this year:  

1. Manufacturer Webinars: Many of our manufacturing partners, like Greenheck, Daikin, and Price, host webinars for ongoing training and PDH credits. These includes topics on different products, improving your HVAC system, and general HVAC knowledge.  

Here are a few upcoming webinars to look out for:  

      • Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT
        Greenheck HVAC University – Laboratory Fume Exhaust: This course is aimed at familiarizing participants with the basics of laboratory ventilation and emphasizing the importance of codes and standards for laboratory design. AMCA’s Induced Flow Ratings Seal will be explained along with a discussion on airflow measurement and controls. (Contact your local Greenheck rep to register) 
      • Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT
        Greenheck HVAC University  Energy Codes and Their Impact on Fan SelectionThis course will introduce fan energy efficiency metrics and how they are used for compliance with building and energy codes such as ASHRAE 90.1. Recent activities and future changes to efficiency metrics will be presented, providing up-to-date information needed for proper fan selection to minimize energy consumption. (Contact your local Greenheck rep to register)  
      • Friday, May 7, 2021 at 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT 
        Greenheck HVAC University - Kitchen Ventilation Systems: Meeting Codes and StandardsBased on good kitchen design principles, this course focuses on products and concepts that promote energy efficient kitchen ventilation design. The value of demand ventilation (variable volume) systems and strategies regarding the application and selection of the right system configuration for various applications is discussed. (Contact your local Greenheck rep to register) 
      • TuesdayMay 18, 2021 at 12:00PM-1:00PM EDT and Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:00PM-3:00PM EDT  
        Price Industries - Designing Safe SchoolsThis presentation reviews indoor air quality (IAQ) fundamentals and various air distribution solutions specific to schools with guidance from EPA, CHPS, and USGBC. 
      • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:00PM-1:00PM EDT and Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 2:00PM-3:00PM EDT  
        Price Industries - Optimizing Terminal Unit Hot Water ReheatLearn the difference between airside/waterside capacity equations and manufacturer’s performance calculations, and how this difference leads to challenges during the submittal process for everyone. 
2. Online Trainings: Online trainings are becoming more popular, especially since the beginning of the pandemic. These are great for engineers with a busy schedule who want to earn PDH credits on their own time. Here are a few places you can find these:  
      • Greenheck Earn professional development hours (PDH) credits for completing Fan Fundamentals 1.1, 1.2, Accessories, Motors, and Bearings, once you create a Greenheck online account. 
      • Price IndustriesPrice has a ton of archived webinars that you can watch on your own time. You just watch the video, click on the button that says “Request PDH Credit”, and complete the request form and the quiz.  
      • Online Courses on the Web: If you tend to be picky on what courses you want to take, there’s still a course for you out there! In fact, there’s thousands. You can brush up on anything on your mind, like Heating and Cooling System Upgrades” or HVAC Design for Healthcare Facilities. While these aren’t free, they usually offer multiple PDH credits per course.  
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3. PDH Seminars: Pre-Covid, Hoffman & Hoffman, Inc. often hosted PDH seminars throughout the year in different locations on the east coast. These are a great way to earn PDH credits, while also getting to know your local sales rep. A good lunch is also usually on the agenda! These have been put on pause during the pandemic, but we are hoping to begin hosting these again in the near future. To be put on the PDH seminar invitation list, click hereHere are a few topics we’ve hosted in the past:  
      • ABB’s HVAC Duty VFD- Model ACH580 
      • Greenheck Laboratory Fans 
      • Daikin VRV Systems
      • Daikin Rebel Applied Packaged Rooftop Systems  

4. NSPE CoursesEach year, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) offers 15 free new courses for professional engineers seeking ongoing learning and PDH credits. These are on-demand webinars, so you can complete them as your schedule allows. All you need to do to receive your certificate is complete the course and pass the online quiz with at least a 70%. For more information on the NSPE courses, you can visit their website and view the FAQs.   

There are plenty of ways and choices, no matter what your schedule may look like this year. Don’t scramble at the end of the year to earn all your necessary PDH credits, keep earning and learning with these 4 simple ways to get the certificates you need 

If you have any additional questions about how to earn PDH credits, reach out to your local H&H representative.  



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