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Professional Development for Members

The IOR is a member of the Construction CPD Accreditation Service.  Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a way of recording the fact that you keep your skills up to date and providing recognition of the time and efforts you put into this. Key IOR events and publications are CPD Accredited which means that members taking part in these activities will receive a CPD certificate on completion. Institute of Refrigeration CPD certificates are a valuable addition to your CV and provide important evidence for those who wish to upgrade their level of membership.


IOR E-learning on Refrigerant Containment

The REAL Zero concept was developed into a multilingual e-learning programme with the support of the EU Leonardo Life Long Learning Programme, known as REAL SKILLS EUROPE. This includes Guidance and elearning (updated in 2015) as well as spreadsheets and tools for measuring the impact of leakage and savings of leakage reduction. All material and the elearnignprogramme is free to learners - a small charge for Certification and Assessment is made.


IOR E-learning on Alternative Refrigerants

Booklets and e-learning covering basic properties, design principles and leak reduction for alternative refrigerants were developed as part of an European Project called REAL Alternatives in 2015.  This was part funded by the EU Leonardo Life Long Learning programme and international partners who were educators and associations.  Free e-learning, booklets are available and a small charge for Certification and Assessment is made. The material is available in French, German, Polish, Dutch, Italian as well as English with other nations considering adopting the programme and extending the language options in 2016. 


Gain CPD Certificates for attending IOR Evening Talks or Webinars

The list of CPD events is shown in our Events Diary.


CPD Certificates for Service Engineers

These are issued annually at the end of each subscription year to those who have received Service Engineer and ACHPI bulletins. Find out more about these bulletins and the subscription service at the Service Engineer pages.


Other free E-learning courses

The following organisations offer online learning: