What other professionals are saying about the course
"From the beginning of our membership in the RPA, I have found the training to be exceptionally helpful in building our reputation as a firm that in widely known for its expertise in designing and installing hydronic and electrical radiant heating/cooling and snowmelt systems. Under the original RPA, I had obtained certifications for Installer, Designer, and Instructor, which further enhanced our credibility and helped us to win numerous bids. When the new ASSE Professional Qualification Standard 19210 certification course became available, I immediately signed on for the 3-day course to obtain this new installer certification. The fact that this new 19210 qualification standard class and test is administered by ASSE raises the bar substantially for the hydronic and electric radiant heating/cooling industry. I'm looking forward to utilizing this certification to win more bids for my firm."
"We know that when designed and installed correctly, hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems deliver the highest possible efficiency and comfort in both residential and commercial applications. The PPI supports promotion of best practices for hydronic heating and cooling installations, including implementation and enforcement of well-written codes and comprehensive training programs.
Every industry needs a solid foundation of trained and qualified tradesman to do the work, and hydronics is no exception. Unfortunately, the quality of installed radiant systems is sometimes lacking, leading to deficiencies in comfort and efficiency, and customer dissatisfaction.
RPA’s new training course, combined with the ASSE Series 19210 Hydronic Heating & Cooling System Installer certification program, provide both new and experienced hydronic radiant installers with the tools to be more successful in their trade and a means to prove their knowledge to potential customers. Having attend the inaugural event in 2016, I was impressed by the course content and the test itself. I was also excited to meet the other students in the class, all hydronics professionals with much experience to share. The camaraderie with experienced professionals is another intangible benefit of this course.
The immediate benefit of this training and certification program should be more satisfied owners of hydronic systems and greater acceptance and continued growth of the hydronics industry. Hopefully, this attracts new tradespeople who can start their learning journey about hydronics while hearing how to avoid costly mistakes. We applaud the RPA and ASSE for developing these programs, and encourage hydronic installers across the country to both get involved with the RPA and to register for this course. It will be a good investment."
Lance MacNevin, P.Eng.
Director of Engineering | Building & Construction Division | Power & Communications Division
Plastics Pipe Institute
"I found that the hydronic HVAC industry is now more than ever prepared to bring the comfort, efficiency and value to clients building homes, mixed use and high rise residential developments. Any contractor or designer with a business plan will get out and get certified in the latest design and installation techniques, codes and standards so they in turn can teach their employees. Train and retain is the best way to grow in any business, especially construction. What's your plan? "
William Shady P.E.
Monterey Energy Group Inc.
"As heating and cooling equipment has become more efficient, it has become more complex. Gone are the days when equipment can be installed without following a manufacturer’s manual or using piping practices that are only sufficient for systems from the past. Today’s hydronic contractor must be familiar with not only specific equipment installation requirements, but also how all the pieces of a hydronic system must be selected and installed to ensure that these systems deliver the comfort, efficiency and reliability our customers expect. The ASSE/RPA Hydronic Systems Installer Certification program helps ensure that these systems deliver as intended!"
"In our business, we have found that the majority of custom new home construction is retiring baby boomers building their “forever homes” and desiring comfort, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. New “net zero” commercial building owners are similarly adopting hydronic heating and cooling systems to reduce energy use and their carbon footprint. Both groups demand quality over commodity products and services. As a systems engineer, I have found that the ANSI-accredited 19210 Hydronic Heating and Cooling Installer Professional Qualification Standard is appealing to these groups as it sets the standard for contractor quality. We are educating design professionals and homeowners on this standard, which we believe will create competitive advantage. This standard establishes a quality benchmark which will be required for future systems implementation. Contractors failing to obtain radiant certification will be at a loss, as they will lack the necessary training to implement the latest Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronic Code requirements upon which this training is based."
Systems Design Engineer
Energy Environmental Corporation