Johnstone Supply Muskegon Group

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Local Training Schedule

 

Date - Time - Location Class Cost
February 27, 2024
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Johnstone Muskegon Duct Sizing: Practical Practices to Challenge the Duct Sizing Myths

All Fittings are not created equal: Understanding how air moves around corners and it’s relationship to the overall performance of the distribution system.

Myths Challenged
•What is Static Pressure and how does it relate to the size and air flow of the air distribution system?
•Measuring air flow to calculate accurate CFM.
•Equivalent Footage:  Why using the wrong fittings will slow the air.  How to determine correct fittings for smooth airflow.
•Understanding and using an Air Duct Calculator.
•Flexible Ductwork: Good? Bad?  How does compression come into play?
•Ovalizing Sheet Metal Ductwork.  Will it handle the same airflow as round?
•Understanding Total External Static Pressure test (TESP).
•The effects of insulating or sealing your ducts.
•The effectiveness of an existing duct system.
•Solving problems in existing ducts.

Class Includes: Study materials, class instruction and lunch.  12:30 registration & lunch.  Class 1:00pm-5:00pm. $69.

Class Location:  Johnstone Supply Muskegon   / 1840 Industrial Blvd, 49442

ICP Elite Training Credits: This class qualifies for 4 Elite (AirQuest, Heil, Tempstar) credits, sign-in as Elite at the class.

$69.00
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February 28, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone Grand Rapids Duct Sizing: Practical Practices to Challenge the Duct Sizing Myths

All Fittings are not created equal: Understanding how air moves around corners and it’s relationship to the overall performance of the distribution system.

Myths Challenged
•What is Static Pressure and how does it relate to the size and air flow of the air distribution system?
•Measuring air flow to calculate accurate CFM.
•Equivalent Footage:  Why using the wrong fittings will slow the air.  How to determine correct fittings for smooth airflow.
•Understanding and using an Air Duct Calculator.
•Flexible Ductwork: Good? Bad?  How does compression come into play?
•Ovalizing Sheet Metal Ductwork.  Will it handle the same airflow as round?
•Understanding Total External Static Pressure test (TESP).
•The effects of insulating or sealing your ducts.
•The effectiveness of an existing duct system.
•Solving problems in existing ducts.

Class Includes: Study materials, class instruction and breakfast.  7:30am registration & breakfast.  Class 8AM-Noon. $69.

Class Location:  Johnstone Supply Grand Rapids   / 4757 Clyde Park SW, 49509

ICP Elite Training Credits: This class qualifies for 4 Elite (AirQuest, Heil, Tempstar) credits, sign-in as Elite at the class.

$0.00
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February 29, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone Muskegon Condensing Boiler Service Training

Condensing boilers have become very popular, but they require different service and maintenance considerations as compared to conventional boilers.

This course will discuss service and maintenance techniques on condensing boilers. In addition to proper service procedures, we will cover troubleshooting practices as well as proper cleaning and maintenance of condensing boilers. We will be featuring Viessmann High Efficiency Condensing Boilers as a basis of design.

Topics Include
• How condensing boilers operate
• Service considerations for condensing boilers
• Proper maintenance procedures
• Troubleshooting steps for repair
• Following a routine service and maintenance plan
Instructors:  Tom Leyder, Johnstone TSA and Eric Mulder, Viessmann rep

Includes:  Study materials, class instruction, breakfast, lunch.  Registration & breakfast 7:30am / $79pp

Location:  Johnstone Supply 1840 Industrial Blvd / Muskegon, MI 49442

$79.00
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March 01, 2024
All Day
Virtual Classroom HVACR 608 Refrigerant Certification Online Proctored Test

EPA approved online testing for 608 HVACR refrigerant certification.  Covers Core, Type I, II, III – Universal.  Recommend 2 weeks to study manual before taking online test.  Study manual will be mailed directly to you upon registration. You study on your own, and when ready, make your own appointment to take the online test with a virtual proctor.  If retesting, please bring results from previous test.  Spanish study manual & test available upon request.

Please note: listed class time is just a placeholder on our registration page.  You will schedule an appointment with the online proctoring agent for your test time around your personal needs, so does not have to be on the 1st – any time and date that you choose.  Appointment will need to be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.

Online testing requirements:

  1. Computer with reliable internet access.
  2. Computer with microphone & camera functions.
  3. Private, quiet, clean testing area.
  4. Picture ID
$99.00 - $119.00
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March 05, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone South Bend Condensing Boiler Service Training

Condensing boilers have become very popular, but they require different service and maintenance considerations as compared to conventional boilers.

This course will discuss service and maintenance techniques on condensing boilers. In addition to proper service procedures, we will cover troubleshooting practices as well as proper cleaning and maintenance of condensing boilers. We will be featuring Viessmann High Efficiency Condensing Boilers as a basis of design.

Topics Include
• How condensing boilers operate
• Service considerations for condensing boilers
• Proper maintenance procedures
• Troubleshooting steps for repair
• Following a routine service and maintenance plan
Instructors:  Tom Leyder, Johnstone TSA and Eric Mulder, Viessmann rep

Includes:  Study materials, class instruction, breakfast, lunch.  Registration & breakfast 7:30am / $79pp

Location:  Johnstone South Bend / 3220 Rosetta Place Dr / South Bend, IN 46628

$79.00
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March 07, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Johnstone Grand Rapids Hands On Introduction to Basic HVAC Electricity - CLASS IS FULL

SORRY CLASS IS FULL! CLASS IS LIMITED TO 14 STUDENTS!  In this course, participants will study the fundamentals of electricity and how it relates to residential heating and cooling controls.  In addition, students will learn how to read and interpret wiring diagrams.  As part of this hands-on course, participants will assemble and wire a control module that characterizes residential heating and cooling controls.

Topics
•Understanding voltage, amperage, and ohms resistance in electrical circuitry
•How to use an electrical multimeter to troubleshoot circuits
•How switches, relays, contactors, and safety devices are used in electrical circuits
•Understanding the difference between pictorial and schematic wiring diagrams
•Differentiating between line voltage & low voltage circuits
•Troubleshooting heating and cooling controls

Required to Bring to Class
•Digital electric multimeter
•Electrical wire stripper/cutter
•Wire crimper
•6-in-1 screwdriver
•Razor knife
NOTE: if you need to purchase these, contact us for a class package!

Instructor: Don Steeby – professor of HVAC at Grand Rapids Community College

Includes: Study guide, wiring materials, class instruction, breakfast refreshments and lunch. 9am-3pm, $199pp

Location:  Johnstone Supply Grand Rapids:  4757 Clyde Park SW / Grand Rapids, MI 49509

$0.00
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March 08, 2024
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cambria Suites in Traverse City Fujitsu Tech Mini Course

Class goal is to assist technicians and installers who work with minisplit systems to be more familiar with application differences from traditional unitary systems, without boring them to death with sales jargon and promotion. Course provides a great technical overview of Fujitsu’s Halcyon products, while complimenting it with application ideas, installation tips and requirements. Troubleshooting sections offer excellent guidance for system and component troubleshooting. This half day course helps participants with the basic skills and knowledge to apply and support Fujitsu minisplit products.

Schedule
7:30am Breakfast & Sign-in           11:30am Quiz
8:00am Selection & Installation    12:00pm Lunch
9:30am Troubleshooting &            12:30pm Product & Dealer Toolbox
Maintenance Tips                            1:00pm Class Concludes

This class qualifies for 4 NATE continuing education credits.

Must also register on the Fujitsu website in order to get credit for your training points thru your Fujitsu account.

Class Includes:  Study material, class instruction, refreshments, lunch. 7:30am registration & breakfast.  Class 8am-1pm.  $65pp

Instructor:  Mike Ostrowski, Fujitsu Representative

Class Location: Cambria Suites / 255 Munson Ave / TRAVERSE CITY MI 49686

$65.00
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March 12, 2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone Grand Rapids Introduction to Load Calculations - Residential & Light Commercial

This course is designed to introduce participants to the procedures on how to perform proper building load calculations. We will cover measurements for both heating and cooling loads. This course would benefit HVAC Designers, Estimators, Architects, Engineers, Salespeople, and anyone interested in understanding this important topic.

Topics
• Understanding the science of heat transfer
• Learning how different building materials affect heat transfer
• Covering how heat gain/heat loss is affected by conduction, infiltration, and ventilation
• Understanding how load calculations are used for proper equipment selection
Students will perform a hands-on load calculation in class
Items to Bring to Class:  Pencils, calculator, ruler or architect’s scale

Class Includes: Study materials, class instruction, breakfast and lunch.  8:00 registration & breakfast.  Class 8:30am-Noon.  $69pp.

Instructor: Don Steeby – professor of HVAC at Grand Rapids Community College

Class Location: Johnstone Supply Grand Rapids / 4757 Clyde Park Ave SW / Grand Rapids MI 49509

$69.00
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March 14, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone Grand Rapids Condensing Boiler Service Training

Condensing boilers have become very popular, but they require different service and maintenance considerations as compared to conventional boilers.

This course will discuss service and maintenance techniques on condensing boilers. In addition to proper service procedures, we will cover troubleshooting practices as well as proper cleaning and maintenance of condensing boilers. We will be featuring Viessmann High Efficiency Condensing Boilers as a basis of design.

Topics Include
• How condensing boilers operate
• Service considerations for condensing boilers
• Proper maintenance procedures
• Troubleshooting steps for repair
• Following a routine service and maintenance plan
Instructors:  Tom Leyder, Johnstone TSA and Eric Mulder, Viessmann rep

Includes:  Study materials, class instruction, breakfast, lunch.  Registration & breakfast 7:30am / $79pp

Location:  Johnstone Grand Rapids / 4757 Clyde Park SW / Grand Rapids, MI 49509

$79.00
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March 15, 2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone South Bend Introduction to Load Calculations - Residential & Light Commercial

This course is designed to introduce participants to the procedures on how to perform proper building load calculations. We will cover measurements for both heating and cooling loads. This course would benefit HVAC Designers, Estimators, Architects, Engineers, Salespeople, and anyone interested in understanding this important topic.

Topics
• Understanding the science of heat transfer
• Learning how different building materials affect heat transfer
• Covering how heat gain/heat loss is affected by conduction, infiltration, and ventilation
• Understanding how load calculations are used for proper equipment selection
Students will perform a hands-on load calculation in class
Items to Bring to Class:  Pencils, calculator, ruler or architect’s scale

Class Includes: Study materials, class instruction, breakfast and lunch.  8:00 registration & breakfast.  Class 8:30am-Noon.  $69pp.

Instructor: Don Steeby – professor of HVAC at Grand Rapids Community College

Class Location: Johnstone Supply South Bend / 3220 Rosetta Place Dr / South Bend, IN 46628

$69.00
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March 28, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone South Bend Low GWP Refrigerant Safety Training for Air Conditioning

This course will cover Low GWP Refrigerants and their safe applications for air conditioning systems.

As the HVACR industry continues to move forward and innovate, refrigerants that were once commonplace to air conditioning systems are now being phased out. Replacing them are more energy efficient, environmentally friendlier refrigerants, known as Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants. Many of these new refrigerants are classified by ASHRAE as A2L, or slightly flammable.
As a result of these changes, air conditioning installers and service technicians will require additional training for the safe handling and transportation of these refrigerants.  Goodman / Daikin is currently using Low GWP refrigerants in some of their product lines.

Topics Include:
• Refrigerant safety
• Introduction to Low GWP refrigerants
• Refrigerant properties and characteristics
• The refrigeration cycle
• Working with refrigerant blends
• Proper installation and service guidelines
• Flammable refrigerant considerations
• Explanation of the associated codes and standards for A2L refrigerant

Certification:
As part of this course, a training manual will be provided in advance that covers the class objectives. At the end of the course, an open-book 50 question assessment will be provided that verifies the comprehension of the course material.

Instructor: Don Steeby – professor of HVAC at Grand Rapids Community College

Includes:  study manual, class instruction, test, breakfast & lunch. 7:30am registration & breakfast.  $150pp

Class Location: Johnstone South Bend / 3220 Rosetta Place Dr / South Bend, IN 46628

$150.00
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April 01, 2024
All Day
Virtual Classroom HVACR 608 Refrigerant Certification Online Proctored Test

EPA approved online testing for 608 HVACR refrigerant certification.  Covers Core, Type I, II, III – Universal.  Recommend 2 weeks to study manual before taking online test.  Study manual will be mailed directly to you upon registration. You study on your own, and when ready, make your own appointment to take the online test with a virtual proctor.  If retesting, please bring results from previous test.  Spanish study manual & test available upon request.

Please note: listed class time is just a placeholder on our registration page.  You will schedule an appointment with the online proctoring agent for your test time around your personal needs, so does not have to be on the 1st – any time and date that you choose.  Appointment will need to be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.

Online testing requirements:

  1. Computer with reliable internet access.
  2. Computer with microphone & camera functions.
  3. Private, quiet, clean testing area.
  4. Picture ID
$99.00 - $119.00
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April 09, 2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone South Bend EPA 608 REFRIGERANT CERTIFICATION

EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who install, maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified.

608 Test Includes:
•Core: Refrigeration Basics
Also covers laws & dates – everyone must pass core
•Type I Certification: Small Appliances
Includes refrigerators, freezers, room a/c, & vending
•Type II Certification: High Pressure Applications
•Type III Certification: Low Pressure Applications
•Universal Technician:
Includes certification on Type I, Type II & Type III levels

If you have taken the class & test before and need to come back for a retake on any section, bring the card or letter that states the results from your first test in order to retest.

Half Day Class Includes:
Study manual, class instruction, testing & morning refreshments.
Recommend sign-up at least two weeks in advance so you have time to study. Manual sent direct to you when you rsvp (Spanish version available upon request), bring manual to class with you, along with picture ID and non-programmable calculator.  8:00am registration & refreshments.  Retakes arrive at 10am.

Class Location:  Johnstone Supply South Bend:  3220 Rosetta Place Dr / South Bend IN 46628

$79.00 - $139.00
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April 16, 2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone Muskegon EPA 608 REFRIGERANT CERTIFICATION

EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who install, maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified.

608 Test Includes:
•Core: Refrigeration Basics
Also covers laws & dates – everyone must pass core
•Type I Certification: Small Appliances
Includes refrigerators, freezers, room a/c, & vending
•Type II Certification: High Pressure Applications
•Type III Certification: Low Pressure Applications
•Universal Technician:
Includes certification on Type I, Type II & Type III levels

If you have taken the class & test before and need to come back for a retake on any section, bring the card or letter that states the results from your first test in order to retest.

Half Day Class Includes:
Study manual, class instruction, testing & breakfast refreshments.
Recommend sign-up at least two weeks in advance so you have time to study. Manual sent direct to you when you rsvp (Spanish version available upon request), bring manual to class with you, along with picture ID and non-programmable calculator.  8:00am registration & refreshments.  Retakes arrive at 10am.

Class Location:  Johnstone Supply Muskegon / 1840 Industrial Blvd / 49442

$79.00 - $139.00
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April 18, 2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Johnstone Grand Rapids HYDROCARBON REFRIGERANT TRAINING

Flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants such as propane have been approved for use in specific applications under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP). Because of this, several commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturers are switching over to propane for their entire product line. It is only a matter of time before technicians in the field will begin to encounter refrigeration systems utilizing hydrocarbon refrigerants.  It is recommended that only experienced professionals handle flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants such as propane. This course is designed to introduce hydrocarbon refrigerants as well as their regulations, standards, and safe handling procedures to experienced technicians.

Topics covered Include:

  • Hydrocarbon refrigerant regulations and standards
  • Refrigerant handling safety
  • Compressor terminal venting
  • Compressor change out
  • System flushing, purging, and leak testing
  • Servicing procedures

As part of this course, a training manual will be provided in advance that covers the class objectives. At the end of the course, an open-book 50 question assessment will be provided that verifies the comprehension of the course material.

Students who successfully pass the assessment with a score of 88% or better (44 correct out of 50 questions) will receive an RSES Course Completion Certificate.

Class Includes:  Study manual, class instruction, test & breakfast.  8am registration & breakfast.  Class 8:30am-Noon.

Class Location:  Johnstone Supply Grand Rapids: 4757 Clyde Park SW / Grand Rapids, MI 49509

$99.00
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May 01, 2024
All Day
Virtual Classroom HVACR 608 Refrigerant Certification Online Proctored Test

EPA approved online testing for 608 HVACR refrigerant certification.  Covers Core, Type I, II, III – Universal.  Recommend 2 weeks to study manual before taking online test.  Study manual will be mailed directly to you upon registration. You study on your own, and when ready, make your own appointment to take the online test with a virtual proctor.  If retesting, please bring results from previous test.  Spanish study manual & test available upon request.

Please note: listed class time is just a placeholder on our registration page.  You will schedule an appointment with the online proctoring agent for your test time around your personal needs, so does not have to be on the 1st – any time and date that you choose.  Appointment will need to be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.

Online testing requirements:

  1. Computer with reliable internet access.
  2. Computer with microphone & camera functions.
  3. Private, quiet, clean testing area.
  4. Picture ID
$99.00 - $119.00
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May 07, 2024
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Johnstone Muskegon Goodman Side Discharge AC & HP Installation & Commissioning Training

This course is designed to introduce technicians to the new Goodman Side Discharge split-system, high efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps. These new Goodman air conditioning & heat pump systems offer a communicating, variable-speed, inverter driven outdoor unit that can be used with new and existing HVAC systems.  Students will cover the equipment overview, as well as learn the proper installation and commissioning practices.  This class & passing assessment results are required to be able to purchase these units.

Course Topics
•Benefits of a fully communicating inverter system
•Features of Goodman Side Discharge systems
•How Goodman Side Discharge inverter systems differ from single or two stage systems
•How inverter technology is used to control compressor operation
•Proper system configurations
•Goodman GTST connected thermostat.
•System components
•Proper installation techniques
•Checking external static pressure
•Commissioning using the Goodman Installer application
•System verification test
•Charging the system with refrigerant

Class Includes: Study materials, class & test instruction, breakfast and lunch.  7:30 registration & breakfast.  Class 8:00am-4:30pm. $35 per person, or $25 per person if sending 2 or more from same company.

Instructor: Craig Kaufmann, Daikin/Goodman Corp Technical Trainer

Class Location: Johnstone Muskegon / 1840 Industrial Blvd / Muskegon, MI 49442

$25.00 - $35.00
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May 08, 2024
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Johnstone Grand Rapids Goodman Side Discharge AC & HP Installation & Commissioning Training

This course is designed to introduce technicians to the new Goodman Side Discharge split-system, high efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps. These new Goodman air conditioning & heat pump systems offer a communicating, variable-speed, inverter driven outdoor unit that can be used with new and existing HVAC systems.  Students will cover the equipment overview, as well as learn the proper installation and commissioning practices.  This class & passing assessment results are required to be able to purchase these units.

Course Topics
•Benefits of a fully communicating inverter system
•Features of Goodman Side Discharge systems
•How Goodman Side Discharge inverter systems differ from single or two stage systems
•How inverter technology is used to control compressor operation
•Proper system configurations
•Goodman GTST connected thermostat.
•System components
•Proper installation techniques
•Checking external static pressure
•Commissioning using the Goodman Installer application
•System verification test
•Charging the system with refrigerant

Class Includes: Study materials, class & test instruction, breakfast and lunch.  7:30 registration & breakfast.  Class 8:00am-4:30pm. $35 per person, or $25 per person if sending 2 or more from same company.

Instructor: Craig Kaufmann, Daikin/Goodman Corp Technical Trainer

Class Location: Johnstone Supply Grand Rapids / 4757 Clyde Park Ave SW / Grand Rapids MI 49509

$25.00 - $35.00
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May 09, 2024
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Johnstone South Bend Goodman Side Discharge AC & HP Installation & Commissioning Training

This course is designed to introduce technicians to the new Goodman Side Discharge split-system, high efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps. These new Goodman air conditioning & heat pump systems offer a communicating, variable-speed, inverter driven outdoor unit that can be used with new and existing HVAC systems.  Students will cover the equipment overview, as well as learn the proper installation and commissioning practices.  This class & passing assessment results are required to be able to purchase these units.

Course Topics
•Benefits of a fully communicating inverter system
•Features of Goodman Side Discharge systems
•How Goodman Side Discharge inverter systems differ from single or two stage systems
•How inverter technology is used to control compressor operation
•Proper system configurations
•Goodman GTST connected thermostat.
•System components
•Proper installation techniques
•Checking external static pressure
•Commissioning using the Goodman Installer application
•System verification test
•Charging the system with refrigerant

Class Includes: Study materials, class & test instruction, breakfast and lunch.  7:30 registration & breakfast.  Class 8:00am-4:30pm. $35 per person, or $25 per person if sending 2 or more from same company.

Instructor: Craig Kaufmann, Daikin/Goodman Corp Technical Trainer

Class Location: Johnstone South Bend / 3220 Rosetta Place Dr / South Bend, IN 46628

$25.00 - $35.00
REGISTER
June 01, 2024
All Day
Virtual Classroom HVACR 608 Refrigerant Certification Online Proctored Test

EPA approved online testing for 608 HVACR refrigerant certification.  Covers Core, Type I, II, III – Universal.  Recommend 2 weeks to study manual before taking online test.  Study manual will be mailed directly to you upon registration. You study on your own, and when ready, make your own appointment to take the online test with a virtual proctor.  If retesting, please bring results from previous test.  Spanish study manual & test available upon request.

Please note: listed class time is just a placeholder on our registration page.  You will schedule an appointment with the online proctoring agent for your test time around your personal needs, so does not have to be on the 1st – any time and date that you choose.  Appointment will need to be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.

Online testing requirements:

  1. Computer with reliable internet access.
  2. Computer with microphone & camera functions.
  3. Private, quiet, clean testing area.
  4. Picture ID
$99.00 - $119.00
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