Certified Residential Geothermal Designer Workshop

attendees look over equipment at workshop 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. Attendees will also take a certification test to become and IGSHPA Certified Residential Geothermal Designer.

Who should attend?

GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, heating cooling mechanical engineers, trenching/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training.


Attendees will also take a certification test at the end of the course to become and IGSHPA Certified Residential Geothermal Designer.


attendees look over equipment at workshopTopics:

  • 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



Next class:

IGSHPA - held in conjuction with IGSHPA's Annual Conference & Expo
March 13, 2017 (includes workshop & conference)
Location: Denver, CO
Trainer: TBA
Fee: $750
(Note: This workshop fee includes IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo registration. Register by February 14th; seating is limited.
Current IGSHPA members will receive $50 discount)

Class Information:
Lunch and breaks on course days and conference days are included in the course registration fees. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Click here for travel and lodging information.


After you register, you will be sent a registration confirmation, and your reading list and manuals. International students and those registering less than two weeks prior to class will pick up their manuals at the class.

To register online click here.


Call our office at 800-626-4747

Group discounts and on-location training:

A group discount is available if five or more people attend from your company or organization. Please call 800-626-4747 to get a group discount rate.

For an additional fee, IGSHPA offers its Installation Workshops on location. Contact us for more information.

Cancellation policy:

The full tuition fee will be refunded if you cancel your registration at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the confirmed workshop. The full fee will be charged if you do not attend and do not cancel the registration at least fourteen (14) daysbefore the workshop. You may designate another individual as your substitute.

Note: All courses are subject to cancellation by IGSHPA. IGSHPA will give all registrants notice in the event of a course cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date. Contact IGSHPA to verify if a course has been cancelled before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

Click here for travel and lodging information for Stillwater classes.