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The trustees of the Service Fitters Educational Fund, its Executive Committee and the staff of the HVAC Service Technicians Training Center are pleased to announce preparatory courses leading to the UA S.T.A.R HVACR Certification.

Preparatory Course

Test Date/Time

Deadline for submission of fee/application form

Oct 25, Nov 1 & Nov 8th, 2014
8:00 a.m. Starttime
November 15, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Friday, October 24, 2014
(or earlier, depending on space availability).

  • Developed jointly by the United Association and Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.
  • All Service Technicians are eligible (applicants must have at least five years experience)
  • The examination consists of 199 questions in the following categories:
Mechanical 18   Ventilation 9
Heating 19   Electrical 30
Piping 12   Controls 37
Customer Services 3   Lifting Equipment 4
Mathematics 15   Steam Systems 5
AC & Refrigeration 39   Safety 8

  • The cost is $135.00 (non-refundable) per examination. Please make a check or money order payable to NITC.
  • Applicants who are unsuccessful must take the entire examination.
  • Qualified UA members will earn 30 college credits upon passing the examination.
  • Certification cards and patches will be provided to service technicians upon satisfactory completion of UA STAR Certification examination.
  • Washtenaw Community College issues the credits through the UA University
  • The credits are applied to an Associate Degree in HVACR or Construction Supervision.
  • The remaining 30-35 credits needed to complete the degree can be obtained from the UA regional training system. (For more information visit www.uauniversity.org)
  • Program endorsed by the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA).
  • Certificates and patches will be provided to service technician upon satisfactory completion of UA STAR Certification exam.
  • Download an application form, schedule of review classes, examination dates for UASTAR.

Please fill out and mail your application and payment before the deadline to: Service Fitters Training Center, Attention: Margarita. 48-03 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY 11101. If paying by credit card, you can fax your application to (718) 433-0676 or scan and e-mail to: mvelez@steamny.com If you have any questions feel free to contact Margarita at: (718) 472-0414.

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