Certified Geothermal Inspector Workshops

Learning to inspect Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems for residential and commercial properties to keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Inspector accreditation enables you to anticipate important critical elements of installation and offers customers more assurance of a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their geo comfort needs. With more than 35 years of experience teaching these workshops, accrediting thousands of installers, drillers, engineers and setting the industry standard, IGSHPA pioneered training in GSHP installation.

Who should attend?

The two day comprehensive Inspector Workshops are designed for Code Enforcing Inspectors for city, and state governments. The Inspector’s course would benefit installers, developers, architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, HVAC contractors, trenching/drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of how to inspect 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.

Certification:

After successful completion of the inspector’s workshop you will receive a years’ membership with IGSHPA. Upon passing the IGSHPA inspector’s exam and certification approval you will be classified as an IGSHPA Certified Inspector of GSHP systems. You will then receive an inspector’s card and a certificate.

Eligibility:

Professionals with one of the following prerequisites may apply for the certification:

  • A 4-year mechanical engineering graduate and/or P.E. or R.A. with three years of verified experience in geothermal heat pump system project design or installation.
  • Any other four year technical or non-technical degree with five years of verified experience in geothermal heat pump system project design or installation.
  • Current IGSHPA trained professional.
  • Three years of verified experience in building inspection.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may attend training and take the certification test and apply for CGI In-training. Please contact our training department for more details about CGI In-training.

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attendees look over equipment at workshopTopics:

  • GSHP System Benefits
  • IGSHPA Standards, ASHRAE and NGWA Guidelines
  • Local and State GSHP Codes
  • Outside Heat Exchange Configurations
  • Building Site and Loop Field Layout
  • Heat Fusion and Antifreeze Solutions
  • System Startup and Commissioning
  • Sample Inspection forms and checklists

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Classes

Next class:


Oct 11-12, 2016
Location: Salt Lake City, UT more info
Trainer: Cary Smith & John Turley
Sponsor: Sound Geothermal & Middleton Geothermal Services

Class Information:
Class start time 8:00 am. Lunch and breaks are provided Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Oct 26-27, 2016
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Trainer: Cary Smith & John Turley
Sponsor: ClimateMaster, Inc.

Class Information:
Lunch and breaks are provided Wednesday and Thursday. Registration begins at 7:30 am.
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Nov 9-10, 2016
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Trainer: Cary Smith & John Turley
Sponsor: WaterFurnace International, Inc.

Class Information:
Lunch and breaks are provided Wednesday and Thursday. Registration begins at 7:30 am.



Pricing:
Workshop Price - $850

Discount:
IGSHPA Members Discount - ($50)

Registration:

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.

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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.

Certification:

After successful completion of the inspector’s workshop you will receive a years’ membership with IGSHPA. Upon passing the IGSHPA inspector’s exam and certification approval you will be classified as an IGSHPA Certified Inspector of GSHP systems. You will then receive an inspector’s card and a certificate. Download certification application here.

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.