DES PLAINES, Ill. - Earlier this year, the RSES announced 16 members were named certificate member and certificate-member specialists.

DES PLAINES, Ill. - Earlier this year, the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society announced 16 members were awarded certificate member and certificate-member-specialist status.

In order to become a CM, an RSES member must first pass an examination which tests the knowledge required to install and service refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. The RSES CM exam is based on theory and practical applications.

The following RSES members passed the exam and were awarded CM status: Michael Beard and Craig K. Kaufmann, both of the Fox Valley Chapter, Batavia, Ill.; Scott M. Burrows of the Twin Cities Chapter, Minneapolis; Dustin L. Zaun of the Badlands Chapter, Bismarck, N.D.; Joel M. Bridge, Harry W. Dillon and Hugh S. Wilburn, all of the Music City Chapter, Nashville, Tenn.; David Bozzo of the Ontario Maple Leaf Chapter, Toronto; Perry J. Falcioni of the Central Ontario Chapter, Kitchener, Ontario; Tim J. Lloyd of the Gateway Chapter, Edmonton, Alberta; Curt A. Minor and Ghislain P. Rouillard, both of the Linn-Well Centennial Chapter, St. Catherines, Ontario; and John Skowronski of the Greater Toledo Chapter in Toledo, Ohio.

Richard Hoke of the Fox Valley Chapter, Batavia, Ill., was awarded CMS status. Specialist status is earned by passing one or more of six specialist examinations. Test categories include commercial refrigeration, commercial air conditioning, heating, controls, domestic service and HVACR electrical.