For Immediate Release: 10.07.13

Certified for Success
NADCA Urges Industry Professionals to Invest in Employee Development through the NADCA Certification Program

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.—October 7, 2013 – Since the association formed in 1989, NADCA has been the leader in providing education and training to technicians and contractors in the HVAC maintenance, cleaning and restoration industry. Through the NADCA Certification Program, industry professionals have the opportunity to earn the highest level of certification, as an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS).

In order for a company to be a NADCA member, the business is required to have at least one certified ASCS technician on staff. While this is the minimum requirement, NADCA urges business owners to invest in the professional development of their employees and encourage all technicians and contractors to strive for becoming ASCS certified.

The certification exam, which is administered by NADCA, is recognized worldwide as the hallmark of the HVAC cleaning industry’s most qualified and reliable professionals. Through the ASCS certification, professionals in the industry demonstrate the knowledge of HVAC system cleaning, the NADCA standards, and OSHA regulations.

“By equipping your company with multiple certified technicians on staff, you can set your business apart from the competition,” said Bill Benito, ASCS, CVI, president of NADCA. “Homeowners and building managers are interested in hiring the company that is the most reliable and the most qualified for the job. With heightened public awareness of the dangers of indoor air pollution and the need for home energy efficiency, the demand for professional HVAC system cleaning has increased dramatically.”

The ASCS certification exam tests the skills and knowledge necessary for HVAC cleaning and microbial remediation within the air handling system. The NADCA Certification Program helps to ensure that professionals in the industry possess the knowledge and expertise needed for performing these services.

“NADCA is the leading HVAC Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration organization in the industry,” added Benito. “Companies with NADCA-Certified technicians on staff are able to provide the complete service that aligns with the Standard for Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration (ACR) of HVAC systems.”

About NADCA:
The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association, otherwise known as the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) was formed in 1989 as a non-profit association of companies engaged in the cleaning of HVAC systems. NADCA’s mission is to represent qualified companies engaged in the inspection, maintenance and restoration of HVAC systems, promote source removal as the only acceptable method of cleaning, establish industry standards for the association, and assist NADCA members in providing high quality service to their customers. With nearly 930 members, NADCA is made up of a diverse group of HVAC industry professionals, including air systems cleaning specialists, mold remediators, and HVAC inspectors. To learn more about NADCA, visit

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Caitlin Watterson
Communications Coordinator