Arizona Heat Pump Council Continuing Education


Expand your knowledge and increase your skills by taking courses necessary to complete your objectives. We offer Series Programs to enhance your resume. Complete the Master Heat Pump Technician Program or the HVAC System Consultant Series and make yourself more valuable to your company.

The Master Heat Pump Technician Program is recognized by all Arizona utilities as an outstanding adult education certificate and training program. All course offerings in the MHPT Program also count towards education requirements for the APS Qualified Contractor and SRP Certified Contractor Programs.

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Courses with the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) logo allow you the convenience of meeting your Heat Pump Council and utility requirements while also obtaining continuing education credits to maintain your NATE Certification.

Courses with the Building Performance Institute (BPI) logo allow you the convenience of meeting your Heat Pump Council and utility requirements while also obtaining continuing education credits to maintain your BPI Certification.

For more information and any additional questions about Heat Pump Council Continuing Education, please contact the Education Department directly at:
Ph. 602-263-0115 or
Email: education@elaz.org

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Our Instructors

Carl Bartoli

Mr. Bartoli has been in the HVCR industry for 34 years and is starting his 29th year with Donley Service as Director of Operations. Carl over sees all departments, air conditioning and plumbing service, installation, solar and call center. Mr. Bartoli takes an active role in training Donley Service's 60 employees, for technical, marketing and customer service.

Joel Harris

Mr. Harris has over 28 years experience in various areas of the HVAC industry and owns and operates Sterling Services, LLC., a consulting and contracting business. Joel's extensive residential and commercial expertise in troubleshooting, special applications, and design contribute to his successful training and management abilities utilized in the ongoing requirements of our industry.

Rich Porter

Mr. Porter has been in the service industry for over half his life. He is a NCI CO/Combustion Analyst and is also N.A.T.E. certified in the installation and service of gas furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps. Rich is proud to serve on the Professional Advisory Committees for RSI, AAI and UEI. He enjoys working with other industry professionals to help shape curriculums and better prepare students for a career in the HVACR industry.

Travis Howard

Mr. Howard has been working in the HVAC industry in the Phoenix metro area since graduating from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) June 1990. Travis has spent his career in residential and light commercial services. He is NATE certified and has the Heat Pump Master Technician certification through the Arizona Heat Pump Council. Travis is a firm believer in continuing education to stay up-to-date of the latest advancements, standards, and technology in the HVAC industry. As the Training Specialist at Howard Air he creates, monitors, evaluates, and implements training applications and protocols throughout Howard Air for sales, service, installation, warehouse distribution, asset management and administration.

Bob MacPherson

Mr. MacPherson has worked in the HVAC/R industry for over 25 years. He has an associate's degree in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering from RSI and is a past member of RSES. He has worked in residential, commercial refrigeration, facilities maintenance and in the educational field. He is currently semi-retired, owns a business and works part-time for an electrical company.

Vic Pietkiewicz

Mr. Pietkiewicz has over 45 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He is the Owner of Dove Valley Services, LLC a consultant to the construction industry. Previously he owned his own air-conditioning company. Many of his years included creating training programs for mechanical and electrical engineers, managers, estimators, construction workers, and technicians.

Brandon Walton

Brandon Walton is a Building Performance Institute Proctor/Trainer with over 25 years' experience in residential building and Home Performance. He is BPI Certified in EP (Envelope Professional) and BA (Building Analysts) plus works as Project Manager for a local award-winning Top 5 Home Performance Contractor. He has personally retrofitted thousands of homes to the highest performance of efficiency, air tightness, airflow, and super insulation.