Career Corner January 06 2020, 0 Comments

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is the recognized authority in the United States for developing standards and training for closed loop geothermal heat pump installations. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and IGSHPA are working together to train New Yorkers in the correct way to install geothermal heat pump systems.

Any company interested in receiving NYSERDA geothermal rebates must be certified through the IGSHPA Accredited Installer program. Right now, if the worker is a NYS resident, NYSERDA will pay for half the cost of the training.

IGSHPA offers other certification programs, which will also be posted here.

Here is a list of the training courses scheduled. This list will be updated regularly.

In Person IGSHPA AI Training

IGSHPA Trainer Peter Tavino will be teaching the 3-day IGSHPA Accredited Installer geothermal course in West Nyack January 21st to 23rd. NYSERDA funding will allow New York workers to attend this course for half price.

Click here for information about the training. To register, or seek more information, contact Peter Tavino at or text him at 860-459-8279.

Online IGSHPA AI Training

IGSHPA Trainer John Manning will be teaching the IGSHPA Accredited Installer course through a series of weekly Monday evening webinars from February 10th through March 16th. Early bird special registration ends January 17th.

NYSERDA funding will allow New York workers to attend this course at a reduced price and a further early bird discount is available for registration before January 17th. A NATE-proctored exam and fusion training will be available at NY-GEO 2020.

Go here for more information and to register and here for the webinar schedule.

Online Certified Geothermal Designer Course

Are you looking to become a geothermal design professional through IGSHPA's Certified Geothermal Design (CGD) Course? Ed Lohrenz, B.E.S., CGD is conducting this course online Monday evenings from February 10th through April 13th.

NOTE: For participants who will be attending the NY-GEO Conference in Albany, NY March 25-26, 2020, the last three sessions will be presented at the conference. Please see the NY-GEO Conference schedule for further details.

If you're not attending the conference, the final three sessions will continue online ending April 13, 2020.

Registration is now open and 20 PDH credits are offered for engineers.

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