Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist (CRES)

The Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) is a GCCA Strategic Partner

The Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist (CRES) certification is a new Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) certification for operators and managers of industrial refrigeration that demonstrates knowledge and capability of energy-efficient systems. Many CRES certificants have seen up to tens of thousands of dollars in operating cost savings while improving safety and production quality at their facility.

Watch a two-minute video about CRES to learn why operators and managers of industrial refrigeration facilities are enthusiastic about the energy-efficient upgrades made at their facility:

CRES certification requires successful completion of an exam and five low- and no-cost activities that demonstrate energy savings. To apply, submit an application to RETA. To succeed on the CRES exam, use the CRES Study Guide and Application Handbook to study and prepare for the exam, as well as this helpful video.

For more information about CRES, visit:

For more information on applying for RETA exams, visit:

CRES Review Courses are offered periodically to assist operators seeking exam and activity completion support. For more information on an updated course, please contact

About GCCA Strategic Partners

Global Cold Chain Alliance Strategic Partners are global food industry associations, government bodies, and trade press formally aligned with GCCA, who participate in information exchange, programs, or projects, and share common cold chain interests and objectives. Learn More.