Residential Air Balancing Online Certification Program - California Utilities

Residential Air Balancing Online Live Certification Program

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Once you're trained in Duct System Optimization and/or Residential HVAC System Performance, you can provide Certified Air Balancing on your installations with this additional day of training and online exam.

  • More and more HVAC and energy professionals are discovering the importance of testing and balancing their installations for maximum system comfort and efficiency.
  • Many building departments and utility programs now require balancing reports.
  • Your ability to air balance your customers' HVAC systems will keep you ahead of the competition!


  • Enhance your company's professional reputation with NCI's exclusive nationally recognized Residential Air Balancing certification and establish yourself in your marketplace as the true air balancing expert
  • Increase revenue and profitability by offering professional in-house balancing services at margins far above the average service and equipment replacement margins
  • Improve your ability to comply with new, tighter local, state and federal building codes and energy requirements
  • Reduce system performance issues and energy consumption while improving comfort, IAQ, and customer satisfaction
  • Establish yourself in your marketplace as a true airbalancing expert, and the go-to professional to solve long-standing problems
  • Set yourself apart in your marketplace as a true beyond-the-box HVAC expert, and the go-to contractor to solve long-standing problems
  • Unique HVAC Industry Certification

This online course features numerous hands-on demonstrations that include how to use the test instruments, proper testing locations, and live testing and interpretation of readings.


To qualify for the Residential Air Balancing training, student must hold a current NCI certification (or must be registered to complete a class and certification exam), in one of the following disciplines:

  • Duct System Optimization
  • Residential System Performance

Important: To qualify for NCI's Residential Air Balancing Certification designation, student must pass the online exam, and hold current a certification in one of the following disciplines:

  • Duct System Optimization
  • Residential System Performance

What you get:

  • 8 hours of live online training over a 2-day period.
  • A printed workbook that allows you to follow the class and perform written exercises
  • A portable Field Reference Guide designed to help you perform field testing and diagnostics
  • Numerous downloadable materials including NCI's exclusive Test Procedures; Fan Performance and Duct Sizing Tables; Pre-balance checklist; Duct Traverse forms, charts, and procedures; Grille Correction Factors; Certification Letters; Test Instrument Spec Sheets; Manufacturers Engineering Data Locators; Air Balancing Report Forms; and more – 23 downloads in all!
  • By completing this class, you qualify to take NCI’s Residential Air Balancing certification exam
  • Qualify for 8 NCI Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertifying one existing NCI certification (additional recertification fees apply).

Residential HVAC Air Balancing Online Live Training Program Overview

This training consists of two, 4-hour classes over 2 days

  • Introduction and Webinar Logistics
  • History and Purposes of Balancing
  • Airflow Traverse – Part 1
  • Airflow Traverse – Part 2 - with hands-on demo
  • Preparing for System Balancing
  • Air Test and Balance Procedures - with hands-on demo
  • Overcoming Balancing Obstacles
  • Final Testing and Documentation

Residential Air Balancing Training & Certification Fees

Regular Price with Certification Exam: $590
SCE & SDGE Service Territory Price: $50*

*This special pricing is available exclusively to HVAC professionals who work in Southern California Edison or San Diego Gas & Electric's service territory. Your final registration is subject to verification for discount eligibility.

Residential Air Balancing Certification:

Certification exams are offered online through our secure, proctored website. NCI certifications are valid for two years. Recertification is achieved with 8 hours of NCI continuing education.


Up to 8 NCI Recertification hours are also available with this class – Call Customer Care at 800-633-7058 to enroll in Recertification. CLICK HERE to view qualifying Recertifications for this class.

Recertification Training Fees: Recertification only with 8 hours of Residential Air Balancing training included: Just $50 per Recertification (A $395 value).

Continuing Education Credit

This class qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for NATE and BPI recertification, and for licensing CEUs in several states. CLICK HERE To learn more.

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