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This is a practical class for working people.

The hands on unit is very helpful.

Carter Hughes, Seattle Class 

We offer a hands-on class for anyone who wants to learn more about marine refrigeration.

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


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


We show you how to recognize problems that you can solve while understanding when to call a tech and how to communicate what you’re seeing with them. Our class is a conversation; we encourage discussions and questions!


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 our 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; DC tampers 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 water pumps, including how to rebuild, plumbing pitfalls to avoid, and answer any questions you have about the material covered. 


How much does it cost to attend?

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 50% 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 canneries and native corporations to schedule classes for their members. Have your fleet manager contact us to set up a class for your fishing group.

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. 

RSW Training unit
Coffee break and conversation during class
Scheduled Classes

2023 - 2024 Class Schedule

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 2023 - 2024.

November 12th - 15th 

Bremerton, WA

Special Expo Class Discount

$200 off class fees

November 18th - 21st

Newport, OR

March 11th - 14th, 2024

Bremerton, WA

May 2024, exact dates tbd

King Salmon, AK

RSW Class Location Survey
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