Quality First™ Municipal Heat Pump Certification (Hydronic) 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 Winter 2022 season we will assess and at that time we hope to start delivering a combination of both in-classroom and virtual training.  

Additional virtual and "in person" course delivery dates will be posted to our web site as confirmed.

City of Vancouver:  As of January 1, 2022, residential buildings under four stories will no longer be permitted to use Natural Gas for their heating and hot water systems under the prescriptive requirements. (This requirement can be met with electric heat pumps or electric resistance options). Gas fireplaces, cooking appliances and BBQ boxes will still be permitted.   To install a heat pump in Vancouver, you must have a Municipal Heat Pump Certification and be registered, as of July 1, 2022, as a certified heat pump installer.

Note: Presently for new construction and not retrofits. Visit the following webpages for further details:

Heat pumps and permits
Energy requirements for new single family and 1-3 storey homes

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. 

Note:  This is a 24 hour course which includes the exam and a Question & Answer segment with your instructor.  Successful registrants will receive a Municipal Heat Pump Certification wallet card, certificate and stamp.

For Hydronic Designers
This is a must have to utilize the new TECA heat pump drawings and design projects involving air-to-water or water-to-water heat pumps.

For Hydronic Installers
This is great insight into the proper sizing, operation and logic of heat pumps when utilized in a hydronic heating or cooling system


  • Principals of refrigeration
  • Heat pump equipment selection, variable capacities
  • Balance point calculations
  • Piping methodologies, hydraulic separation
  • Back-up systems
  • Buffer tanks, sizing and application
  • High temp and Domestic water heat pumps
  • Chilled water piping
  • Pumps and flow requirements
  • Control strategies
  • Balancing, testing and commissioning
  • New application drawings for the hydronic guidelines

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.

Are you ready to take this course?

Prerequisites for the Municipal Heat Pump Certification course.

  1. Understand and Interpret a Heat Loss Calculation. Minimum Heat Loss Heat Gain accreditation, from a recognized course.

  2. Highly recommended to have a 'Hydronic Systems Design certification'.
    - A thorough knowledge of Hydronic principals and design is necessary.
    - Attaining this accreditation Prior will be a minimum requirement as of January 1 2023

  3. Applicable industry experience such as Plumbers, Gas Fitters & HVAC Technicians.

  4. At least a competency in Math to grade 11 standards. There is some basic math required to complete this course. Click here to review a math tutorial. If you can handle this or learn it before this course, you will have no problem math-wise.

There are no currently scheduled courses. Please check back again later.