Workforce Development

International Ground Source Heat Pump (Geothermal) Installers Class

The Alabama Center for Clean Energy Technologies at Calhoun Community College has developed non-credit training in International Ground Source Heat Pump (Geothermal) Installers.

Gain a working knowledge of geothermal technology, a highly efficient space conditioning systems, at this three day comprehensive workshop that is designed for anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. This workshop was developed by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association in cooperation with Oklahoma State University, who are pioneers of GSHP installation training with over fifteen years of experience teaching these workshops

Major Categories:

  • Design and Material Options
  • System Layout
  • Pipe Joining Techniques
  • Trenching and Drilling Techniques
  • Air and Debris Purging
  • Pressure Drop Calculations
  • Pump and Fluid Selection
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Efficiency and Money Saving Concepts
  • IGSHPA Accreditation Installer’s Exam
Dates:      TBD 


The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association will provide highly experienced trainers for this workshop

Complete your information below to register now.  For more information, contact Jerry Adams at 256-306-2642 or email

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