In order to become a CM, a RSES Member must first pass a rigorous examination that tests the knowledge required to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. CM-level members are recognized industry-wide as having achieved a superior level of HVACR knowledge. The RSES CM exam is based heavily on theory and practical applications.

The following RSES members passed the CM exam and were awarded CM status: James Dilks, CM, of the Piedmont Chapter, Charlotte, N.C.; Max Gabele, CM, of the National Capital Chapter, Washington, D.C.; Clark G. Sweeney, CM, of the Green Mountain Chapter, Burlington, Vt.; Glenn H. Guzman, CM, of the Central Florida Chapter, Orlando, Fla.; Don K. Giuliano, CM, of the Scenic City Chapter, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Michael C. Meyer, CM, of the Scenic City Chapter, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Ryan D. Johnson, CM, of the Chesapeake Chapter, Baltimore; Joseph P. Moravek, CM, of the Houston Chapter, Houston; Nicholas Kjetsaa, CM, of the Garden State Chapter, Colonia, N.J.; Robert J. Sanzi, CM, of the Pocono Chapter, Stroudsburg, Pa.; John Gerzin, CM, of the Twin Cities Chapter, Minneapolis; John P. Singel, CM, of the Twin Cities Chapter, Minneapolis; Brandon C. Davis, CM, of the Piedmont Chapter, Charlotte, N.C.; and Adam C. Marson, CM, of the Boston Chapter, Boston.

To obtain CMS status, a SM or RSES Member must first pass the CM examination. CMS status is earned by passing one or more of the eight Specialist examinations available. Specialist exam categories include: Commercial Refrigeration; Commercial Air Conditioning; Heating; Controls; Domestic Service; HVACR Electrical; Heat Pumps; and Dynamic Compression.

The following RSES members passed a CMS exam and were awarded CMS status: Samuel Cooley, CMS, of the South Metro Chapter, Fayetteville, Ga., passed the CMS exam in HVACR Electrical; Brynn C. Cooksey, CMS, of the Greater Detroit Chapter, Detroit, passed the CMS exam in Dynamic Compression; David C. Christensen, CMS, of the Mid West Chapter, Lohman, Mo., passed the CMS exam in Heating and Heat Pumps; Paul J. Leonardi, CMS, of the Camden Chapter, Camden, N.J., passed the CMS exam in Domestic Service; Joe Marchese, CMS, of the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, Pittsburgh, passed the CMS exam in Heat Pumps; Arthur C. Houston, CMS, of the Delaware Valley Chapter, Philadelphia, passed the CMS exam in HVACR Electrical; and Michael K. Zerr, CMS, of the Souris Chapter, Minot, N.D., passed the CMS exam in Domestic Service.

The CM/CMS exam series originated in 1935 and the SM classification was introduced in September 2008. For additional information, please contact the Educational Branch of RSES by calling 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or by faxing 847-297-5038.

RSES is the world’s leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization of members in chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information on RSES call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit our website at RSES, 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite A, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-1397.

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