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Quality First™ Heat Recovery Ventilator Design & Installation Courses


REGISTER TO ATTEND ON-LINE: https://www.teca.ca/quality-first-courses-offered.php?id=7&online=Yes

This is not a self-paced course, it is online synchronous delivery. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. 

TECA's Quality First Heat Recovery Ventilator course encompasses the proper design, installation, and commissioning and balancing of a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV). This course expands on the BC Building Code 9.32 and 9.36 requirements, and participants will leave with a comfortable understanding of the function and purpose of a balanced ventilation system.

  • Includes instruction and examples for applying two of the four acceptable ventilation systems described in the BC Building Code:
    1. HRV with dedicated ventilation ductwork, and
    2. HRV integrated with a forced-air heating system.
  • Includes checklists:
    1. System Design
    2. Installation
    3. Balancing & Commissioning

This course provides instruction to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge to design, install and balance an HRV/ERV principal ventilation system. Manuals include technical information and documents necessary to meet requirements of Municipal Inspection Authorities. Successful participants will receive a registered number on a certificate, a wallet card and stamp.

NOTE: Course fees include 10 hours of instruction, the 2-hour exam, and the Quality First„¢ HRV/ERV manual, provided at the start of class. Software is not included



The HRV stamp will be required for issued new home applications or permits that are subject to the 2019 Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL), which came into effect November 1st 2019. That means projects with permits issued before this date, or are otherwise subject to the 2014 VBBL will not require the stamp. 

  • An HRV installation checklist to confirm acceptable sizing and installation
  • An HRV commissioning checklist to confirm acceptable operation
  • The checklists must be the most recent version developed by an approved industry organization such as TECA
  • Each HRV checklist will require a valid HRV course stamp from an approved industry course provider such as TECA.

*HRV is meant to represent either an HRV or ERV

The BC Housing, Licensing and Consumer Services recognizes and approves TECA's Quality First Heat Recovery Ventilator Design & Installation course for Professional Development Points.

16 CPD points BC Housing

PLEASE NOTE THAT you will be asked for Photo ID prior to writing the exam.

Identification must be current and one of the following:

  • Valid Canadian Driver's License
  • Canadian Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status

Are you ready to take this course?

IMPORTANT - Please note that Ventilation Certification is a prerequisite to this course!


Dates: June 17, 2024, June 18, 2024, June 20, 2024

Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 09, 2024

Instructor: Andrew Byker

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $594.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $694.00

Monday & Tuesday / 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday (exam) / 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

3 days / 5 hours for 2 days / 2 hour exam day / Total 12 hours

Exam on June 20

You will be required to show Picture ID

Successful registrants will receive an HRV Certificate, Wallet Card and Stamp.

NOTE: Take special note of Registration Deadline. Manuals need to be shipped to each participant from TECA's printing house prior to class start date. It is important when you register to supply the CORRECT mailing address for each registrant.

Manual and courier charges inclided in registration fees.

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