IGSHPA Certified Residential Geothermal Designer Course

What is the cost?

Member Price:  $1,300.00 + tax   Non-Member Price$1,500.00 + tax

This includes instruction, the exam and certification process.

Please see the Manual and Study Material section for pricing on course material.

HRAI Training may be eligible for partial fee reimbursement under the Canada Job Grant Fund Program (HRAI Registration #R108084138).  Check with your provincial job grant body for more details.

For any assistance, please call 1-800-267-2231 ext 241.

Who would benefit from this course?

HVAC system designers who want to ensure geothermal heat pump systems meet the requirements of ANSI/CSA C-448-2016.

What you will learn

Learn how to properly design a residential system, starting with the benefits and types of ground source heat pumps. Attendees will also learn about the design process, energy loads and requirements, and how to calculate loads; how to select mechanical systems; site, geology and soil conditions; ground heat exchanger design; pumping, interior piping and header design; economics of the design; and calculate a sample problem. Upon successful completion of the corresponding exam, an IGSHPA Certified Residential Geothermal Designer certification will be issued.

  • Ground Source Heat Pump Benefits
  • System Components
  • Heat Pump Types
  • Design Process
  • Energy Requirements
  • Load Calculations
  • Parameters that affect different types of heat pump performance, site, geology and soil conditions
  • Heat pump and pipe design
  • Economics of design


Upon successful completion of the course and passing the IGSHPA designer exam, participants will be issued HRAI and IGSHPA certification as a residential designer of GSHP systems. This will include a designer’s card and an IGSHPA certificate for three years.

Manual and Study Material

Manual Pricing
Res. & Light Com. Design & Install Manual (IGSHPA1) $160*
Soil & Rock Classification Field Manual (IGSHPA2) $55*
Grouting for Vertical GHP Systems (IGSHPA3) $55*
Slinky Insulation Guide (IGSHPA4) $65*
ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 (C448) $150*
IGSHPA Design & Install Standards (IGSHPA5) Included with Course Registration
IGSHPA CRD Study Guide (IGSHPA8) Included with Course Registration

*If you have these manuals, noted with an Asterisks, then you do not need to purchase them upon check out. PLEASE NOTE: if you do not possess these manuals, you will need to purchase them upon registering for this couse. They are needed to reference during the course.

When and where is the course?

Location Date Time  

Virtual Classroom

Feb. 28-29, 2024 8:30am - 4:30pm CST Register Today

Please contact us for scheduling opportunities: 1-800-267-2231 x241 or email training@hrai.ca




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