Greetings everyone, 

    I have been asking around about this two classes... I want to be able to work with GeoThermal, and with Boiler /Furnace upgrades. I have no interest in AC -That been said, so far I know I need the BPI Air conditioning and Heat Pump if I want to work with Geo systems. So my question is, can I also do boilers /furnace upgrades with that same certification, or do I need to take the BPI Heating professional for that particular area of interest?

   Your help is greatly appreciated,

                                  Luis

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Knowledge is one thing.  Certifications is another.  You need to know how HVAC systems work - distribution, efficiency, control - all that stuff no matter whether the source is oil or gas or electric or tempered water from the ground.  The BPI Heating certification focuses on the more conventional sources of conditioning such as oil and gas as well as the distribution and efficiency issues.  The AC/Heat Pump Professional focuses on cooling and the associated technologies such as coolants and compressors and coils.  The EPA 608 Refrigerant handling certification is required for working on AC systems.

BPI Certifications are not licenses.  A state may require BPI Certification for blower door or duct testing, but I have never known a state to require BPI Certification for working on heating or AC systems.

Luis,

As Paul says knowledge is always good . Certifications tend to be required for work in programs, whether through state or Utilities. Paul covered that, so depending on where you are and where your trying to achieve you need to check with the program personal or local governing body to answer the question properly. 

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