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This is a practical class for working people.

The hands on unit is very helpful.

Carter Hughes, Seattle Class 

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This hands-on course is for anyone who wants to learn more about marine refrigeration.

Whether you operate an RSW, blast, or brine unit, our course covers how to operate your system safely and efficiently.


We cover basic principles of refrigeration, your systems’ components, why good water plumbing is so important, and much more. 

Taught by experienced field technicians, this is a hands on course where you will feel and work with a running functioning electric RSW unit, and look inside common refrigeration components.


The course is designed to increase your confidence as a marine refrigeration operator as we show you how to recognize problems that you can solve, understand when to call a tech, and how to communicate with them. Bring your refrigeration questions! This class is conversational and lively discussions are encouraged!


How long is the class and what does it cover?

The class is a four-day course; the first two days are split between lecture, discussion, and hands on time with a fully operational training unit. During this time, we cover topics ranging from basic refrigeration theory to essential maintenance of your system. 


The last two days are spent in testing and further demonstrations; we tamper with the training unit and each student signs up for an hour to do a hands-on test and restore the unit to running order.

While other students are testing, RC will be available to discuss further troubleshooting scenarios. He is an experienced marine systems engineer and this is a great opportunity to pick his brain about any of your boat systems, RSW related or not.

How much does it cost?

Our fee per student is $1200.

You pay $200 to reserve your seat when you sign up. The remaining $1000 is due two weeks before class or on the day of the class if you sign up last minute. 

As one of their efforts to promote a higher quality product, the BBRSDA has launched a program to reimburse members $500 after taking an RSW Operator course.

Find out more about that here.

Where do classes take place and how can I sign up? 

We offer several scheduled courses in WA, OR, and AK throughout the fall and winter. 


Our class dates and locations are listed below.

If you want to sign up for one of these, click the “sign up” link below the class you’d like to attend and fill out the contact form. We will send you a confirmation email with a payment link to reserve your spot. 

We also work with markets, universities, and native corporations to schedule classes for their members.

Finally, we work with interested customers to create classes where you need them! We are a mobile teaching and technician platform and can put on a class in any venue that has 220 single phase power, water, and a classroom space. Typical threshold of interest to put on a class is six to eight committed students, and a maximum class size is 18.

RSW Training unit
Coffee break and conversation during class
Scheduled Classes

2024 Class Schedule

May 23rd - 26th, 2024

Dillingham, AK

November, exact dates tbd, 2024

Bremerton, WA

Don’t see a class location or time frame that works for you? Take our survey and tell us where and when you’d like one and we will consider your request while planning the classes for 2024.

RSW Class Location Survey
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