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Quality First™ Municipal Heat Pump Certification (Hydronic) Courses

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.

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


  • 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

Are you ready to take this course?

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: training@teca.ca

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.


Dates: June 27, 2024, July 2, 2024, July 4, 2024, July 9, 2024, July 11, 2024, July 16, 2024

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Instructor: Graham Beatty

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $795.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $975.00

June 27, July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2024 
8 days / 3 hours per day 5:00pm - 8:00pm / Total 24 hours / July 17 is an optional review/question period
Exam on July 18 

You will be required to show Picture ID

Successful registrants will receive a Municipal Heat Pump Certificate (Hydronic) Certificate, Wallet Card & 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 included in registration fees.

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