Quality First™ Heat Recovery Ventilator Design & Installation Courses

ATTENTION: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TECA is taking precautionary measures to protect our Quality First course registrants and instructors from any further risks associated with this virus.   As we move into the Fall of 2021 we will assess and at that time we hope to start delivering a combination of both in-classroom and virtual training.  

We are currently securing course delivery dates & times for the Fall / Winter 2021 training season with our instructors and these will be posted to our web site as confirmed.  


We apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation of in-class training may have caused; however, these are unique circumstances and the health and safety of our registrants and instructors is of the utmost importance. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

To those that have paid and registered for Quality First training during this timeframe, the TECA office will be reaching out to you with respect to issuing you a refund or credit on your account.

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 6 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 Drivers License
  • Canadian Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status

TECA also offers virtual, ON-LINE classes

To register for virtual training, please click the Register to Attend Online button below.


The list of classes below are all IN-PERSON classes.

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

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BURNABY - Ecco Supply

Dates: April 13, 2019

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 08, 2019

Instructor: Christopher Dawe

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $499.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $249.00
Non-Members: $649.00
This course is full.
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