Installer Certifications

Certification is the most basic qualification for a geothermal installer. It does not guarantee that they are competent, but it does let you know that they at least understand the science and have made an initial investment in training their technicians and staff.


International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) design and install accreditation.

igshpaThe International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is a non-profit, member-driven organization established in 1987 to advance ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology on local, state, national and international levels. It is the recognized certifying organization for geothermal installers.


North American Technical Excellence (NATE) – NATE Tests; Others Train.

NATEFounded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE certified technicians have proven their knowledge in the HVACR industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests.

 


EPA certified service technicians

EPA LOGOThe United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a mandatory program that requires all technicians to be certified before performing maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of an appliance that contains refrigerant chemicals. To obtain certification, technicians must pass a closed-book proctored test which contains 25 questions about EPA regulations, and 25 questions on recycling procedures in the area in which they work.


Manufacturers certified training

trainingMattersManufacturing training assures technicians have the knowledge and skills to properly install the manufactures equipment. Periodic refresher training provides technicians with the latest techniques and makes them aware of specific issues related to the installation of the manufactures product.