ses2019flierIOR RACHP Engineering Technician Section


The specialist section for maintenance, service, commissioning and installation engineering technicians working in refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumps gives access to hundreds of free good practice guides produced with the technical backing of the Institute of Refrigeration.

The guides and newsletters are sent by post to subscribers to the section quarterly, to make sure you keep up to date with industry changes and new legislation. See the list of Engineering Technician publications currently available here.

There are no entry requirements, and the subscription is open to anyone working in the sector who wants to develop or refresh their knowledge.

When you join you receive for the £42 annual fee:

  • Quarterly Good Practice Guides and Bulletins posted to your work or home address together with a copy of the ACR News magazine
  • Access to over 200 Engineering Technician good practice guides on line so you can download all of the past section publications (usual cost £6 to non-members)
  • A free schraeder valve tightening tool (normal price £15.00)

When you renew your subscription in April each year you will receive an IOR CPD Certificate of participation showing your commitment to keeping up to date.

Discounts are available to students and to companies who pay for 5 or more employees to join. Contact the Membership Secretary for details ( ETS logo web




Listen to one of our  webinars

The Section offers regular webinars on practical topics - you can watch recordings of past webinars here


How to join the Section

To join first you need to create your on line account and sign in, then fill out the on line application form here.


Employers discount scheme

For employers registering 5 or more technicians can benefit from a discounted registration fee.  Contact the IOR membership secretary at for more details.


Are you an experienced technician?

If you have more than three years experience and hold an F Gas qualification you could be eligible for full IOR Technician Membership (TMInstR). This combines the practical benefits of RACHP EngTech Section subscription mailings with IOR recognition through TMInstR initials and Engineering Council EngTech options. There is a very small additional fee for TMInstR and anyone who has been an RACHP-EngTech Section subscriber for two or more years can apply to swap their subscription to Technician Member at no cost!  

Apply here to apply for IOR Technician Membership recognition



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