Hydronic certification becomes reality

Hydronic certification becomes reality

The new RPA, in conjunction with ASSE has developed a Professional Qualification Standard, ASSE Series 19000 These standards were developed using an open consensus process that included input from experienced industry experts To become a certified hydronic system installer, a candidate must first demonstrate two years of documented practical experience

Many years ago, the Radiant Panel Association, predecessor of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), developed the first certification program for radiant installers and designers. I was one of the folks who took the time and sat for the very strenuous examination. If memory serves me correctly, I passed by the skin of my teeth.

It was a fairly tough test and required a thorough knowledge of all aspects of radiant heating systems. The only real dilemma with the program was that i

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