Courses and Training

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an intergovernmental science and technology based organization which promotes knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies.
The International Institute of Refrigeration features high-performance tools enabling users to obtain full information on refrigeration and its applications: Fridoc database (90 000 entries); An agenda covering events in the refrigeration field; Expertise and Laboratory Directories; And lots of other services to discover!
Refrigeration for Sustainable Development




In this section, you will find digital course material on the main themes of refrigeration, as well as a section dedicated to certification courses in the fields of refrigeration and air-conditioning.


Set up short training courses with IIR experts

Would you like to set up a short training course in a particular technology or application of refrigeration, and require a trainer?

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The IIR has over 400 experts worldwide ready to assist you in your training needs.


Other Courses


2. Other courses


The IIR provides a few courses from other organisations, which are listed below.


Note: Whilst all possible care has been taken in the selection of these courses, the IIR cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or correctness of the information provided nor for the consequences of its use or misuse. Any opinions expressed herein are entirely those of the authors.


Overview of refrigeration



Courses on alternative refrigerants proposed by the European programme Real Alternatives:

  • Introduction to alternative refrigerants.
  • System design using alternative refrigerants.
  • Containment and leak detection of alternative refrigerants.
  • Maintenance and repair of alternative refrigerant systems.
  • Retrofitting existing systems with low GWP Refrigerants.

Access to the e-learning platform


Thermodynamics and transfer process

Courses selected by Commission B2:


IIR Courses


1. IIR Courses


During special training sessions or conferences, the IIR prepares or publishes courses in the field of refrigeration. These courses are listed and classified by theme.


Warning: Some documents are quite large and may take a long time to upload.


Overview of refrigeration






Air Conditioning


Cold chain


Heat pumps



Training opportunities


List of certification courses


There is a large number of certification courses in the refrigeration sector. The list that we provide is therefore not exhaustive.


Note: If you would like to see the catalogue of courses provided by your organisation, please contact us.



Courses from our partners


Other organisations




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