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[ June 11, 2012 ]Mason City, Iowa
Training: Geothermal Installer
CleanEdison is working with North Iowa Area Community College on a heavily subsidized training grant to get Iowa contractors the skills and certifications they’ll need to remain competitive in the growing efficiency and renewable building space.
* Training funds and space are limited.
ONLY $179.00 per course. (testing fees included)
ONLY requirement: The student must be an Iowa resident.
Our geothermal installer workshop will enable you to enter this quickly growing clean energy market by teaching you both the fundamental theory and the practice of designing and installing ground source heat pump systems.
This three day course includes an open book exam to become an accredited geothermal installer, membership to the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) for one year, and fusion certification. It is set up to accommodate students of all experience levels.
All our trainers have a minimum of 5 years experience in the field and are fully certified by IGSHPA.
Contact Peter Welchman at (641) 723-4518, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Earning a certificate in geothermal heating qualifies graduates to install geothermal heating systems. Geothermal heating system maintenance and installation fits into the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occupational category of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (also known as HVACR) mechanics and installers, a category the BLS projected will grow 28% from 2008-2018. However, as of January 2011 the BLS had not compiled figures for geothermal systems. According to the BLS, the median salary of HVACR mechanics and installers as of May 2009 was $41,100 (www.bls.gov). Sales of geothermal heating systems increased 22% each year from 2005-2010, according to the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (www.geoexchange.org), suggesting public interest in the technology to sustain a market and thus provide work for installers. Energy Auditing (BPI) and Geothermal Installer (IGSHPA) certificate exam preparation training. Geothermal heating certificate holders can gain accreditation from the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). Obtaining accreditation entails completing the IGSHPA’s 3-day workshop and passing an exam.)
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