The IIR and Star Refrigeration eLearning platform join forces to enhance the training of refrigeration and air conditioning engineers

The International Institute of Refrigeration have partnered with the pioneering online training provider to assist, primarily, in developing countries, to equip RAC engineers with the skills and knowledge required to fully utilise their potential.

Both organisations have teamed up to encourage continuing professional development and good practices through the delivery of self paced courses which are available at any time and from anywhere. The only requirement is a computer with access to an internet connection.

Through this scheme, IIR members will be able to purchase a range of training courses on CO2 Refrigeration, Refrigeration Fundamentals, Air Conditioning Fundamentals and a newly launched preparatory course on F-Gas Regulations Course at reduced prices. It is expected that these courses will provide educational support to developing countries in order to comply with their refrigeration-related commitments under the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols.

The learning modules are designed to be delivered over the internet, which makes them readily available to developing countries. The courses are accredited for CPD by CIBSE and the Construction CPD International Service.

IIR members resident in developing countries are entitled to a 50% discount on any course offered by The list of developing countries is based on published data from the OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and ISI International Statistical Institute.

IIR members resident in developed countries will also benefit from the scheme by obtaining a 10% discount.

IIR members can access the special discount by using a "promotional code" that is available through the IIR's website Use of this code during the online purchase process will automatically discount the price and, once this process is complete, the member will be granted with immediate access to the course.


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About The International Institute of Refrigeration

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is a scientific and technical intergovernmental organization enabling pooling of scientific and industrial know-how in all refrigeration fields on a worldwide scale.