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RETA Exam Review for CARO/CIRO

Course Description:
RETA requires a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education for renewal of CARO and CIRO certifications every three years.  The 16 hour review course is held on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The on- site testing center is open Friday morning for CARO and CIRO testing.
SCC offers the option of taking the 16 hour PSM and the16 hour CARO/CIRO review in the same week. This combination satisfies the continuing education requirement.


PSM topics include:

  • Overview of PSM and RMP Regulations
  • Ongoing Employee Participation
  • Application of Management of Change
  • Maintenance of SOP’s and EOP’s
  • Program Audit Requirements
  • Pre-startup Safety Checklists
  • Process Hazard Analysis Revalidation
  • Worst Case Release Scenario

RETA review topics include:

  • Power Factor
  • Load Calculations
  • System Operations
  • Ladder Logic
  • Tank Capacities
  • Troubleshooting Systems
  • Saturated Refrigerant Tables
  • Pressure-Enthalpy Diagrams
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Theoretical Discharge Temperature
  • Horsepower, Kilowatt Usage, Operating Costs
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Secondary Coolants
  • DX, Flooded, and Overfeed Systems
  • Non-Condensables

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