HRAI to offer IGSHPA residential geothermal training
The agreement includes the administration of courses in Canada, including course scheduling, promotion, participant registration, contracting and remunerating IGSHPA-certified instructors and training sites.
The Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) have established a training agreement that will make HRAI the exclusive delivery partner in Canada for all of IGSHPA’s residential geothermal courses.
“In light of the growing number of government programs and policies aiming to de-carbonize heating in Canada, the HVAC/R industry is looking to broaden its offerings to include low-carbon technologies such as geo-exchange and, as that segment of the market grows, there will be increasing demand for quality training,” said Sandy MacLeod, HRAI president/CEO. “This arrangement with IGSHPA puts us in a position to help meet that demand in a responsible way.”
HRAI will offer and manage the administration of courses in Canada, including course scheduling, promotion, participant registration, contracting and remunerating IGSHPA-certified instructors and training sites. In return, IGSHPA will maintain an up-to-date roster of IGSHPA-certified instructors and will provide licensed course materials.
IGSHPA will also provide Train-the-Trainer sessions for prospective instructors, curriculum updates and maintenance support as necessary to ensure materials and curriculum are up to date with appropriate Federal and Provincial standards and good industry practice in Canada.
“This agreement builds on our past success with HRAI in offering quality training to technicians and system designers in Canada,” said Jeff Hammond, executive director of IGSHPA.
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