Accreditation Renewal Information


Since January 2010, all IGSHPA Accredited Installer workshops have been sanctioned by IGSHPA and the examination has been administered by NATE. Accredited Installers are classified as NATE Certified/IGSHPA Accredited Installers of ground source heat pumps.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE is governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVACR industry.

NATE certified technicians are preferred among consumers for proper installation and service of HVACR equipment. As consumers seek more environmental and wallet-friendly options for heating and cooling, IGSHPA Accredited Installers can benefit from the brand recognition of NATE certification to complement their efforts as geothermal professionals.

This is a limited time offer to be grandfathered into NATE without re-testing for a fee of $100.

To become NATE certified, please call IGSHPA at 1-800-626-4747 / 405-744-5175 or to make payment online, CLICK HERE.



Accreditation Renewal Information

Accreditation for IGSHPA Accredited Installers and Vertical Loop Installers (Drillers) is valid for three (3) years. Membership in IGSHPA is required to maintain the accreditation.

During those three years, an installer must accumulate eight (8) continuing education units (points) to renew the accreditation. The points can be accumulated in three ways – through employment, and/or membership, and/or education.

Points can be accumulated in the geothermal, drilling, or HVAC fields. OSHA training is also acceptable for education points. If you are unable to accumulate the required eight (8) points or if you have questions, contact IGSHPA.

Please, download, print and complete sections one through three on the CEU form then fax to our office at 405-744-5283 or email to or return the form to:

International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
1201 S. Innovation Way Dr., Ste 400
Stillwater, OK 74074

NOTE: Those who renew their membership without submitting this form will be renewed as "individual" members without accreditation until this form is received.