Between 2007 and 2011, we helped certify several thousand geothermal installers at 3-day workshops around the country. Oil and gas were expensive, and the industry was going through a big growth spurt. Over the past several years that growth has disappeared, and so did our classroom workshops.
Recently we’ve started getting calls about geothermal training again. I don’t have any data on this, but it seems like the buds of growth are appearing on the trees again, and IGSHPA has stepped up in response. They’ve given us the green light to deliver the certification course in the same online format we use for all of our great technical courses – something that had been off limits years ago.
We’re excited. Ryan Carda all be teaching courses for both geothermal drillers and for the HVAC installers. He’s taught more HeatSpring students than any other instructor and we’re always proud of the work he does. We don’t expect an overwhelming flood of students to rush in, but it feels good knowing that the people who want the IGSHPA credential have a consistent place to get really good training without trying to synch up with a rare classroom opportunity.
I look forward to seeing how the next chapter of geothermal heating and cooling plays out. The online IGSHPA Geothermal Certification courses start April 27th, with registration starting today.