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TECA's Quality First™ Forced Air Guidelines course includes room-by-room heat loss & heat gain for systems with A/C coils and heat pumps; equipment selection to heat loss requirements for furnaces, A/C coils, and heat pumps; and duct sizing & layout to selected equipment capacity for standard and low pressure systems. Successful participants of the 24-hour course receive a registered number on a certificate and wallet card.

Development of the new heat gain/heat pump material was funded in part by the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources under the Energy Efficient Buildings program. The development of minimum standards for the correct sizing, design and installation of high efficiency equipment and systems is the basic building block to the achievement of the government's target reductions in energy consumption.

Manuals include technical information and documents necessary to meet requirements of municipal inspection authorities. TECA's Quality First™ Forced Air Guidelines databases are made available to inspection authorities on request for purposes of confirming successful completion and issued number. Registered Forced Air Guidelines numbers must be renewed every two years.

NOTE: Course fees include 22 hours of instruction, the 2-hour exam, and the Quality First™ Forced Air Guidelines Manual (provided at the start of class). Software is not included. In some locations for intensive sessions, lunch may be provided. Course fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Forced Air Guidelines courses for new participants are scheduled for the following times and locations. To register, select a session from the schedule below and click on one of the registration options – a PDF fax form or online registration form – to submit your registration with payment. Please note the registration deadlines. Courses fill quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment.

NOTE: Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency:

This section has been signed into law for all permits pulled after December 19th, 2014. No Longer will it be legal to run heating ducts up exterior walls.


Note: We are sold out of our Winter / Spring 2017 sessions. Our next course offerings will be held Fall/Winter 2017 and the schedule will be posted to the web site during the Summer months

Our Fall / Winter Line-up of Quality First Training Courses will be posted to the web site late August

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