Coordinator: Sam Hale          Phone: 863.669.4975
Specialist: Garry Grafton      Phone: 863.297.1010 Ext. 4664

The Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) is the most recognized organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of industrial refrigeration operators and technicians.

Polk State College offers RETA (Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association) refrigeration education training courses for those interested in operating ammonia-based refrigeration systems safely and efficiently. Polk State College offers RETA certification testing. The RETA certification exams are ANSI-accredited (American National Standards Institute), and adhere to the highest industry standards and safety benchmarks. In addition, the Polk State College Advanced Technology Center is an approved testing site for the CARO, CIRO, and CRES exams.

The Polk Sate Corporate College is pleased to announce our partnership with Wagner-Meinert LLC, and Kelly Refrigeration Services to offer Ammonia Refrigeration Training at our Advanced Technology Center in Bartow, 310 Technology Drive, Bartow FL 33830.

Pre-registration is required for all courses listed below. For more information, or to register online:
E-mail: PolkClassInfo@WMILLC.com
Phone: Wagner-Meinert LLC, Sarah Selzer;  Office 260.399.8453, Cell 260.415.5779

Click here for registration instructions.

All Classes are 8:00 am-5:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

February 6 – 9, 2017 – Refrigeration Principles Level 1 – $999.00

February 10, 2017 – RETA CARO/CIRO exam – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Register with RETA in advance)

March 6 – 9, 2017 – Refrigeration Principles Level 2 – $999.00

March 10, 2017 – RETA CARO/CIRO exam – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Register with RETA in advance)

March 27, 2017 – Understanding Daily Rounds – FREE – 1:00-4:00 pm

March 28-30, 2017 – Refrigeration Review Course – $699.00

March 31, 2017 – RETA CARO/CIRO exam – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Register with RETA in advance)

April 17 – 20, 2017 – Refrigeration Principles Level 3-Maintenance and Troubleshooting – $1,299.00

May 1, 2017 – Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Operations – $299.00

May 2 – 4, 2017 – Introduction to Ammonia Compliance – $799.00

June 5 – 8, 2017 – Refrigeration Principles Level 1 – $999.00

June 9, 2017 – RETA CARO/CIRO exam – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Register with RETA in advance)

  1. Refrigeration Principles Level 1

    Date:  February 6 – 9, 2017
    Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
    Fee:  $999.00

    The Refrigeration Basics Course This seminar is specifically directed to Plant Engineers, Maintenance Personnel, and all individuals concerned with more efficient operation of their Industrial Refrigeration Systems. Based on the RETA Course 1 manual, it is intended as a complete and total introductory refrigeration course, mixed with practical field examples and open forum discussion.

  2. RETA CARO/CIRO Exam

    Date: February 10, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Register in advance with RETA

  3. Refrigeration Principles Level 2

    Date:  March 6 – 9, 2017
    Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
    Fee:  $999.00

    The Systems Course. This course uses Industrial Refrigeration 2 as a textbook.  In addition to the in depth coverage of the text, additional information (Manufacturers’ literature, other text, articles, videos, and bulletins) will be covered during the course. This course focuses on system operations as opposed to component operations (as outlined in Refrigeration Principles – Level 1).

  4. RETA CARO/CIRO Exam

    Date: March 10, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Register in advance with RETA

  5. Understanding Daily Rounds

    Date: March 27, 2017
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Fee: FREE

    There is more to conducting rounds than reading gauges and checking for red lights. We ask our rounds persons to do rounds, but we must also understand how they are to be done. This seminar is designed to help you in preparing and utilizing your daily rounds.

    Registration begins at 12:45 pm and the seminar begins at 1:00 pm. Course is two to three hours in length.

  6. Refrigeration Review Course

    Date:  March 28 – 30, 2017
    Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
    Fee:  $699.00

    The Refresher Course .This course is a review of all six books in the RETA exam series, Industrial Refrigeration 1, Industrial Refrigeration 2, Industrial Refrigeration 3, Industrial Refrigeration 4, Basic Electricity 1, and Electricity 2. In addition to the texts, the course includes a detailed review of the testing packet as well as tips on taking exams. Students must complete study of all of these books prior to taking this course, either through taking the appropriate courses or self-study.

  7. RETA CARO/CIRO Exam

    Date: March 31, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Register in advance with RETA

  8. Refrigeration Principles Level 3 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting

    Date:  April 17 – 20, 2017
    Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
    Fee:  $1,299.00

    The Maintenance Course. This course uses Industrial Refrigeration 3 as a textbook. In addition to the in-depth coverage of the text, additional information (Manufacturers’ literature, other text, articles, videos, and bulletins) will be covered during the course. This course focuses on maintenance of ammonia refrigeration systems.

  9. Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration Operations

    Date:  May 1, 2017
    Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
    Fee:  $299.00

    The Beginning. This course utilizes a fast-paced presentation to introduce the world of ammonia refrigeration. Starting with ammonia properties, safety, and personnel protective equipment, the course quickly progresses to the expanded refrigeration loop, standard operating and maintenance procedures, and finally into the tracing of a refrigeration block flow diagram. A course for beginners and old pros alike.

     

  10. Introduction to Ammonia Compliance

    Date:  May 2 – 5, 2017
    Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
    Fee:  $799.00

    The Eye Opener. An Introductory course on the requirements of Process Safety Management, Risk Management and the Ammonia Refrigeration Management Programs.

  11. Refrigeration Principles Level 1

    Date:  June 5 – 8, 2017
    Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
    Fee:  $999.00

    The Refrigeration Basics Course This seminar is specifically directed to Plant Engineers, Maintenance Personnel, and all individuals concerned with more efficient operation of their Industrial Refrigeration Systems. Based on the RETA Course 1 manual, it is intended as a complete and total introductory refrigeration course, mixed with practical field examples and open forum discussion.

  12. RETA CARO/CIRO Exam

    Date: June 9, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Register in advance with RETA