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:
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.
When you need a mechanical permit
For further information on pulling a Mechanical Permit at the City of Vancouver, please visit this link.
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
Prerequisites for the Municipal Heat Pump Certification course.
Registrants must have One (1) or more of the prerequisites listed below:
In addition to the above, ALL registrants must also have the following Two (2) prerequisites:
You will need to provide the TECA office with a picture or copy of your Trade TQ before TECA will issue you a stamp. Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you awaiting to take our Hydronic Design course and do not have HD yet, you can still participate in this training, but we will only provide you with a Certificate (not a stamp) upon successful completion of the course. Once you pass Hydronic Design, we will issue you a Municipal Heat Pump Certification stamp.