New program certifies counter specialists for wholesalers and distributors.

The Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International association is now offering a counter-certification program for wholesaler and distributor employees.

The HARDI program provides four levels of certification: assistant counter specialist, associate counter specialist, senior associate counter specialist and HARDI-certified counter specialist.

The HARDI education committee has established minimum and mandatory educational and training standards for each level.

Dan Hinchman, chairman of HARDI's education committee, reports that the counter-certification program has been the "best ever" in regards to reaction and activity.

Those interested in the program can request a counter-recognition kit by calling (614) 488-1835.