Daikin Learning Institute delivers training essential to the success of your business
and employees. Join us for product specific programs centered on giving your team a high level of proficiency in operation, maintenance, and service of today’s
advanced HVAC technology.

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about usTraining programs are offered for heating, ventilating and air conditioning professionals, owners, operators, contractors, service technicians, building and systems engineers, designers, distributors, sales reps, and internal employees. Our goal is to provide product specific training and information necessary to establish a high level of proficiency in operating and servicing Daikin products.


sustainable solutions Daikin Applied is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Daikin Applied will comply with IACET continuing education standards for courses awarding Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).


Our People



Thomas E. Watson, P.E. Fellow ASHRAE
Director, Daikin Learning Institute

Tom is the Director of the Daikin Learning Institute, which includes both sales and service training. He has been employed in engineering, marketing, and quality assurance during his 44 years with the Staunton facility. During this time, he has worked on air-cooled and water-cooled products utilizing reciprocating, scroll, screw and centrifugal compressors. His most recent role was Chief Development Engineer working on advance centrifugal products. He is the holder of five patents on compressor and chiller technology. Tom is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Awards and Certifications:

  • Served as ASHRAE President in 2012-2013
  • R.C. Schulze Distinguished Service Award for 2000 from AHRI
  • ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award 2004
    ASHRAE Fellow 2008
    ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award 2010

Linda Custer
Training Administrator

Linda has over 24 years of experience with Daikin Applied with 17 years in the training department. To obtain the most effective training, Linda advises that you carefully match your students with the appropriate courses by evaluating the course content and learning objectives with them. Please contact Linda with any question or concerns about the program and application process,


Perry Thompson
Technical Writer

Perry has been with Daikin for over two years as the technical service writer for Daikin Learning Institute. He has over 20 years of experience in CAD design and custom software development for multiple industries. He enjoys creating and improving learning materials of all kinds, including technical manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and other training media.


Robin Breth
Manager, Professional Development Training

Robin has over 35 years of experience with Daikin Applied with the past four years in Daikin Learning Institute. Robin holds a B.A. in business management from Augsburg College and a M.A. in human resource management from Concordia University – Saint Paul. Robin has in-depth knowledge and understanding of multiple generations of our products, providing solid leadership skills in the areas of business planning/execution, team management, project management and training development. Please contact Robin with any questions or concerns about the principles training sessions or how to register,


Kim Benson
Training Administrator, Professional Development Training

Kim is the Training Administrator for Sales Rep and Engineer Training. She joined Daikin Applied in 2013 with a background in customer service and planning. Kim has enjoyed learning about the HVAC industry and facilitating various training sessions. Kim holds a B.S. in retail merchandising from North Dakota State University.


Jeff Johnson
Graduate Engineer Training Instructor and Application Engineer

Jeff has been an Engineer Trainer with Daikin Learning Institute since 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry and has been training for the past seven years. Jeff teaches Psychrometrics, Thermodynamics and many other classes with an intuitive, interactive, and hands-on approach. Jeff is also involved in textbook development.

Awards and Certifications:

  • Certified International Ground Source Heat Pump trainer
  • Active ASHRAE member

Robert Hollembeak
Technical Service Training Instructor

Robert has 44 years of experience in commercial and industrial HVACR. His experience includes commissioning, servicing, analyzing and maintaining centrifugal, rotary screw, scroll and reciprocating chillers, air handling equipment, pumps, cooling towers, pneumatic and DDC controls systems He also reviews and composes service literature and procedures and provides remote on-site customer training and global technical support.

Awards and Certifications:

  • Certified Centrifugal, Rotary screw, Reciprocating, Scroll and MicroTech® chiller control instructor
  • Unlimited licensed HVAC & R contractor in GA & NC
  • ACCA registered Refrigerant Transition & Recovery Proctor
  • ASHRAE handbook review workshops

Steven Selgestad
Technical Service Training Instructor

Steve has been with Daikin Applied for 23 years as a remote factory service technician and Regional Trainer. He has a total 39 years of HVAC experience as technician, service manager and trainer. During his time with Daikin Applied, Steve has worked extensively training technicians in the field and in classroom settings. He has also developed software manuals for Daikin WMC products.

Awards and Certifications:

  • Certified instructor for Daikin Screw, Centrifugal, and WMC chillers
  • Associates Degree in HVAC and Bachelors of Science in Technology from University of South Dakota

Tony Blake
Technical Service Training Instructor

Tony has over 21 years of experience with Daikin Applied in various positions including HVAC service technician, Senior Technical Support Specialist in the Chiller Technical Response Center, Chiller Engineering Lab, and production associate.


Christy Jones
Technical Service Training Instructor

Christy has 25 years of experience with Daikin Applied in various positions including service technician, Regional trainer, remote instructor, and Southeast Regional Service Trainer. With 50 years of experience in the HVAC industry and an HVAC technician degree, Christy knows everything about the industry.

Awards and Certifications:

  • Certified instructor of Daikin Centrifugal, Reciprocating, Screw, and Scroll chillers

Larry Heyer
Technical Service Training Instructor

Larry has over 25 years of experience in the commercial and industrial HVAC industry. His experience includes service and plant operations, nuclear power operation, maintenance, and technical training.


James Koska
Technical Service Training Instructor/Consultant

James has over 20 years of experience in the commercial and industrial HVAC industry. His experience includes design, selection, installation, commissioning, and servicing of commercial and industrial HVAC equipment.

Awards and Certifications:

  • Certification in Refrigeration, Rooftop, Self-Contained, and Rebel MicroTech® controls

Training Opportunities

2017 Training Catalog   Download Now

Course Schedule

2017 Training Courses Offered

CourseModelsLocationTuitionLength 2017 Dates
2017 Training Catalog   Download Now
Magnitude® WMC Magnetic Bearing Compressor Chiller
Service & Repair
WMCStaunton, VA$2,6004.5 days

January 30 - Feb 3
Feb 27 - March 3
September 11 - 15
November 13 - 16

Installing & Configuring Intelligent Solutions®   Elmhurst, IL
Houston, TX
Marietta, GA
$550 2 days April 25-26, 2017
May 17-18, 2017
November 6-7, 2017
Principles of Refrigeration   Plymouth, MN $1,275 3 days February 21 - 23
MicroTech® III Controls See brochure, page 3 $550 2 days See brochure,
page 3
Rebel® Rooftop Service  Plymouth, MN
Irvine, CA
Davie, FL
$550 2 daysMar 8 – 9 -CA
Apr 26 - 27 - MN
Sep 13 - 14 - MN
Nov 1 - 2 - CA
Nov 15 - 16 - FL
Principles of Air System Design   Plymouth, MN $1,700 4 days March 13 - 16
Magnitude® WME Magnetic Bearing Compressor Chiller
Maintenance & Operation
WME Irvine, CA
Staunton, VA
$1,600 3 days

March 14 - 16

Magnitude® WME Magnetic Bearing Compressor Chiller WME Irvine, CA $1,600 3 days Mar 14 - 16
Water Source Heat Pump   Plymouth, MN $550 2 days March 15 – 16
Sep 19 - 20
Self-Contained Service   Plymouth, MN
Marietta, GA
$550 2 days Mar 22 - 23 - MN
Aug 16 - 17 - GA
Commercial Scroll Chiller
Maintenance, Operation & Service
AGZ, WGZ Staunton, VA $1,750 4.5 days March 20 - 24
August 14 - 18
Principles of HVAC   Staunton, VA
Plymouth, MN
$1,900 4.5 days March 27 - 31 - VA
Nov 6 - 10 - MN
Rooftop Service  Plymouth, MN Marietta, GA $550 2 days

Apr 5 - 6 - MN
May 10 - 11 - GA
Oct 10 - 11 - MN

Magnitude® WMC Magnetic Bearing Compressor Chiller
Maintenance & Operation
WMCStaunton, VA $1,600 3.5 days

April 10 - 13
September 26 - 29

Magnitude® WME Magnetic Bearing Compressor Chiller
Service & Repair
WMEStaunton, VA$2,600 4.5 days

April 24 - 28
Nov 27 - Dec 1

Air & Water-Cooled Screw Chiller
Maintenance, Operation & Service
  Staunton, VA $1,750 4.5 days May 15 - 19
August 21 - 25
Centrifugal Chiller
Service Repair
Staunton, VA 1: $1,600 2: $3,200 2 weeks
4.5 days/week
1. May 1 - 5
2. December 4 - 8
Centrifugal Chiller
Maintenance and Operation
Staunton, VA $1,600 3.5 days August 28 - 31
Principles of Chiller Plant Design   Plymouth, MN $2,125 5 days December 4 - 8



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Irvine, CA 92614
PH: 949-732-5000


Daikin Applied
15712 SW 41st Street
Suite 6
Davie, FL 33331
PH: 954- 862-8500


Daikin Applied
1765 West Oak Parkway
Suite 500
Marietta, GA 30062
PH: 770-514-5880


Daikin Applied
13600 Industrial Park Blvd
Plymouth, MN 55441
PH: 763-553-5330


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207 Laurel Hill Road
Verona, VA 24482
PH: 540-248-9646
FAX: 763-509-7663


Fundamentals of Air Side Design
This 315-page textbook covers psychrometrics, ductwork, heating and cooling coils, fans, loads, air handling units, air distribution and high performance buildings.


Fundamentals of Chiller Plant Design
This 338-page textbook covers chiller plant design including hydronics, pumps, thermal storage, process cooling and chiller plant optimization.


Fundamentals of Refrigeration
Written for Daikin Applied professionals as a reference for our philosophy of refrigeration system design. A must for anyone who wants to be technically proficient on all types of air conditioning refrigeration systems.



Ducting Calculator
Calculate ducting requirements by turning the wheel. I-P units on one side, S-I units on the other.


Pads of Psychometric Charts
Each pad consists of 50 sheets of psychrometric charts. Common HVAC equations and conversion factors on reverse of each sheet.


Laminated Psychometric Chart
Heavy laminate design for making calculations with a pencil or dry marker, then cleaning and reusing. Reverse has common HVAC equations and conversion factors.