Training Then and Now

In the early 20th century, Willis Carrier began his legacy of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) innovation — and Carrier has trained the industry ever since. training_history

Carrier Engineering Corporation Training Class, September 1929

Carrier University is the premier learning organization in the HVAC industry. With locations throughout the world, Carrier University offers comprehensive HVAC training in a wide range of areas including technical skills, sales and marketing skills, business management, customer service, controls, design and sustainable building solutions.

Carrier University has training courses for architects, building owners, consulting/specifying engineers, contractors, developers, facility managers, and HVAC instructors. Carrier University delivers these courses through traditional classroom settings, self-study materials, and online web-based systems.

Bynum Training Center

Bynum Training Center

William Bynum Education Center

Bynum Training Center is a 19,500-square-foot facility in Syracuse, New York, with five classrooms and a product lab outfitted with residential and commercial products. It includes a production studio with web development tools and video web casting capability.

Classes are divided into three knowledge levels


General industry knowledge


Develop technical skills based on generic manufacturer’s equipment


Technical how-to knowledge for Carrier equipment

Available Course Categories



Fundamentals of HVAC design for contractors, consulting engineers and architects


Understanding eDesign Suite software tools used in HVAC system design by consulting engineers and contractors

Network Controls

Classes for control technicians and contractors based on Carrier’s two available network systems: Carrier Comfort Network® (CCN) and i-Vu® Open



Fundamentals for new HVAC technicians. This is an online class format


These are hands-on fundamental classes designed to teach proper fundamental installation and troubleshooting techniques


These courses are designed for experienced technicians to gain understanding of maintaining and troubleshooting Carrier equipment

Certification Legend



International Association For Continuing Education And Training
Carrier University is accredited by IACET and complies with the ANSI/ IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Carrier University is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.


North American Technician Excellence
Founded in 1997, NATE is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE is the certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVAC/R industry. Once certified, technicians need to maintain their credentials through Continuing Education Hours (CEH’s). Many Carrier University classes qualify for NATE CEHs.


Green Business Certification, Inc.
Carrier is a USGBC Education Partner, is the first company to license USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) curriculum, and is also the USGBC’s largest global partner for LEED education. Many Carrier University courses offered cover topics related to sustainability and may count to maintain GBCI LEED® credentials for CMP credit under the education category.


Factory Authorized Dealer
Carrier’s first dealer program was launched in 1933. Every year since then, Carrier and it’s dealers have led the way on a mission to achieve excellence. Carrier University courses bearing this designation are eligible for credit toward Carrier’s Factory Authorized Dealer program.


Professional Engineer
Continuing education hours for professional engineers’ continuing education requirement, some courses specifically approved by FL, NC, and NY.

Delivery Methods


Traditional classroom format features hands-on lab exercise skills and equipment-based classes


Carrier University utilizes a learning management system to provide online class offerings that are available 24/7


Mix of traditional online program with remote lab exercises and electronic access to instructor custom classes. If you have an interest in custom classes at your location or at the Carrier training center, contact Carrier University.