Accredited Installer Workshops

Learning to install Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Installer accreditation enables you to open new markets and offers customers a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their space conditioning needs. With more than 30 years of experience teaching these workshops, accrediting thousands of installers, and developing the industry standards, IGSHPA has maintained close ties with Oklahoma State University, and pioneered training in GSHP installation.

Who should attend?

The three day comprehensive Installation Workshops are designed for GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, attendees look over equipment at workshop heating cooling mechanical engineers, trenching/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.


Upon successful completion of the workshop and passing the IGSHPA installer's exam, you will be issued IGSHPA accreditation as an installer of GSHP systems. You will receive an installer's card and a certificate for 3 years. Also, you will receive a 3 year membership with IGSHPA after you have completed all requirements of the Installation Workshop. Membership in IGSHPA is required to be an Accredited Installer and maintain accreditation.


attendees look over equipment at workshopTopics:

  • Design and Material Options
  • System Layout
  • Pipe Joining Techniques - Hands-on for butt, socket, saddle and electro fusion
  • Trenching/Drilling Processes
  • Air and Debris Purging
  • Pressure Drop Calculations
  • Pump and Fluid Selection
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Start-up, Performance Checking & Troubleshooting



Next class:

IGSHPA - held in conjuction with IGSHPA's Annual Conference & Expo
October 5-8, 2015 (includes workshop & conference)
Kansas City, MO
Trainer: TBA
Fee: $875

(Note: This workshop fee includes IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo registration
Current IGSHPA members will receive $100 discount)

Class Information:
Lunch and breaks on course days and conference days are included in the course registration fees. Registration begins at 7:30 am.


After you register, you will be sent a registration confirmation, and your reading list and manuals. International students and those registering less than two weeks prior to class will pick up their manuals at the class.

To register online click here.


Call our office at 800-626-4747

Group discounts and on-location training:

A group discount is available if five or more people attend from your company or organization. Please call 800-626-4747 to get a group discount rate.

For an additional fee, IGSHPA offers its Installation Workshops on location. Contact us for more information.

Cancellation policy:

The full tuition fee will be refunded if you cancel your registration at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the confirmed workshop. The full fee will be charged if you do not attend and do not cancel the registration at least fourteen (14) daysbefore the workshop. You may designate another individual as your substitute.

Note: All courses are subject to cancellation by IGSHPA. IGSHPA will give all registrants notice in the event of a course cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date. Contact IGSHPA to verify if a course has been cancelled before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

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