Geothermal Accredited Installer Workshop

Learning to install Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Installer accreditation enables you to open new markets and offers customers a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their space conditioning needs. With more than 30 years of experience teaching these workshops, accrediting thousands of installers, and developing the industry standards, IGSHPA has maintained close ties with Oklahoma State University, and pioneered training in GSHP installation.

Who should attend?

The three day comprehensive Installation Workshops are designed for GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, heating cooling mechanical engineers, trench/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.


Upon successful completion of the workshop and passing the IGSHPA installer's exam, you will be issued IGSHPA accreditation as an installer of GSHP systems. You will receive an installer's card and a certificate for 3 years. Also you will receive a 1 year membership with IGSHPA after you have completed all the requirements of the Installation Workshop.


  • Design and Material Options
  • System Layout
  • Pipe Joining Techniques - Hands-on for butt, socket, saddle and electro fusion
  • Trenching/Drilling Processes
  • Air and Debris Purging
  • Pressure Drop Calculations
  • Pump and Fluid Selection
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Start-up, Performance Checking & Troubleshooting 

Upcoming Workshops:

  • April 21-23, 2020
  • 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Location: Lupton 124A

Course details:

  • Instructor: Garen Ewbank CEM, CGD, CRM, CEA, CBEP, CSDP


  • $595.00 (This workshop is sponsored by PSEG-LI, typical cost is $1,250)

This workshop offers 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Professional Engineers and Architects or equivalent Professional Development Elective (PDE) hours may be obtained for Code Professional Officials

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renewable energy & sustainability center

Lupton Hall, Room 246F
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Marjaneh Issapour
Director, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center


Anna Godas
Instructional Support Associate


 Zachary Licht
 Instructional Support Technician