Accredited Instructors

The NORA Accredited Instructor Program (AIP) ensures technicians trained
in NORA schools, unions, and companies in the heating liquid heating fuels industry, have been provided with an education that positions them, their customers and their companies for success.

Facilitated by a professional “teaching” instructor, this intensive three-day program focuses on improving classroom teaching skills, presentation, class preparation and capacity to engage your students, to maximize their retention and comprehension of the subject. AIP uses live instruction, demonstration, and peer review.

NORA Accredited Instructors

Chris holds an Associate’s Degree in Electric Power Systems from Community College of the Air Force and an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Suffolk Community College. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection & Prevention from SUNY Empire State College and a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Human Resource Management from SUNY Stony Brook. As a licensed NYS Private school teacher, Chris teaches various day and evening HVAC courses.

Wayne is a 37-year veteran of the heating industry and is still in the field as a Lead Service Tech for Petro Home Services on Long Island. Wayne has been a vital part of local technician education for over 20 years as an instructor for Oil Heat Comfort Corp, NYSEC and Petro. He teaches multiple classes weekly on a wide range of HVAC topics focusing on liquid fuels. Wayne is the recipient of the 2009 OESP Technician of the Year award as well as being both NATE and NORA Gold Technician certified.

Ron is a relative newcomer to the industry. In 2008 he transitioned from the transportation industry and has been an installer HVAC and service manager since then. Ron designed and installed the boilers and piping in the NORA lab in Plainview NY and continues to maintain them. Ron is NORA Gold Technician and a recipient of a 2010 Oil & Energy Service Professionals scholarship. 

Joe began his journey in the HVAC industry as a technician for Sears Roebuck in the late 1970’s. Joe then moved to Reliance Associates and finally to Petro Home Services as a Lead Technician and Field Trainer. Joe has vast experience in all aspects of heating and air conditioning and is currently employed by RW Beckett as a tech support and training specialist. Joe is passing on his knowledge to the next generation of techs as an instructor for NYSEC in Plainview NY.

Bob has been involved in the heating oil industry since 1978 in almost every capacity. He is a member of the Building Performance Institute (BPI) technical standards committee, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA31) committee, National VP of the Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) and the current director of education for NORA.

AIP Educational Consultant

Mrs. Huber has shared her learner-centered focus and instructional strategies as an instructor development trainer for federal, state, and industry clients for the past five years. In addition, she has applied adult learning theories and instructional design best practices to create interactive, training solutions for federal clients and local school districts. She also has 10 years of experience developing communications and publication materials for trade and professional associations. Ms. Huber has a BA in Communications and a master’s in education in Multilingual/Multicultural Education and a master’s in education in Instructional Design and Technology. She was named Instructor of Excellence in 2019 by the National Highway Institute and is the author of the Learners First: Creating Engaging and Interactive Learning Experiences handbook.