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Geo-Connections' trainings are offered through HeatSpring, an online education company focused on providing clean energy training to building professionals. GeoConnections’ staff of experienced engineers and system designers is supported by HeatSpring’s logistic experts to bring quality training to more places better than we can do on our own.

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Short Courses

GHEX Design Short Course

Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems

Factors such as space limitations are forcing engineers to utilize deep boreholes to meet design requirements for Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems. In such cases, hydrostatic pressures must be considered to ensure successful installation can take place. This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation.

At A Glance

Designed For: Geothermal Designers
Course Length: 1-2 Hours

Full Courses

Entry Level Geothermal Professional

Entry Level Geothermal Professional

A comprehensive overview of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system design and installation for those looking to learn without the need for IGSHPA certification. The course is designed to bring new entrants into the market up to speed with the basics of how heat pumps work, how geo saves energy (and money) all the way through bassic design and installation considerations for practicing professionals.


At A Glance

Designed For: Beginning Geothermal Designers
Course Length: 6 weeks
IGSHPA CEU: 2
PDH Credits: 15

RLC

Geothermal Designer Boot Camp
+ LoopLink RLC Certification

Perfect for those with a basic understanding of geothermal system design looking to improve their skills. This hands on course walks you through residential design projects that become progressively more complicated to gradually and practically build your understanding of the geothermal design process. Those that successfully complete the course and all of the required projects will become LoopLink RLC Certified. Enrollment includes a full year subscription to LoopLink RLC.


At A Glance

Developed For: Experienced Residential Designers
Course Length: 6 weeks
IGSHPA CEU: 5
PDH Credits: 15
Includes: 1yr LoopLink RLC Subscription

“This course is a 10 out of 10.”

-John Blatner - CEO, Capital Heat, Inc.

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IGSHPA Geothermal Installer Accreditation

IGSHPA Geothermal Installer Accreditation

For anyone looking to open themselves to new markets through a working knowledge of GSHP technology . This is a preparation course for the IGSHPA Accredited Installer exam and covers all aspects of GSHP systems - economics, design, installation and commissioning.


At A Glance

Developed For: Geothermal Installers and Drillers
Course Length: 10 weeks
IGSHPA CEU: 4
PDH Credits: 25
Includes: The Geo Collection
1yr IGSHPA Membership

“I was very impressed with the curriculum and the instructors. All of the textbooks and various materials you receive as well as the IGSHPA certification alone is worth the cost of the class. This is a great investment.”

-Scotty Brown, Cal-Tech Well Pump & Compressor

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IGSHPA Vertical Loop Installer Accreditation

IGSHPA Vertical Loop Installer Accreditation

For drilling professionals interested in mastering GSHP installations. This is a preparation course for the IGSHPA Accredited Vertical Loop Installer exam and covers all aspects of GSHP systems - economics, design, installation and commissioning.


At A Glance

Developed For: Geothermal Drillers
Course Length: 11 weeks
IGSHPA CEU: 4
PDH Credits: 25

“I took the course and thought it was very well put together. Ryan Carda, the instructor, was prepared and knowledgeable. It provides all the information you need to do the job.”

- Jim Innis, Innis Well Drilling

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IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designer Plus (CGD+)

IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designer Plus (CGD+)

For the commercial system designer looking to obtain the highest certification available in the world of GSHPs. This is a preparation course for the IGSHPA CGD exam and provides hands-on design experience through homework problems that are completed using LoopLink PRO. Get a free LoopLink PRO license when you register.


At A Glance

Developed For: Experienced Commercial Designers
Course Length: 6 weeks
IGSHPA CEU: 2
PDH Credits: 15
Includes: 6 month LoopLink PRO Subscription

“I honestly loved the course. I’m always a big fan of Chuck and Ryan so I’m probably biased, but I really thought the course went great, and I took a lot out of it.”

- Chris Nowak, CEA - Sr. Project Engineer, Coneco Energy

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