Hydronic Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing
Certification Course

Hydronic Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing

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Have you always wanted to balance hydronic systems you install and/or service, but have not been able to find practical, hands-on, step-by-step training to do it right? Is your company already performing hydronic TAB, but you want to get more technicians trained? This is the right class for you!

hydronics trainingFirst-timers and seasoned professionals who attend this course will gain a firm understanding of the most current hydronic testing and balancing practices. This NCI-exclusive two-day course is also a perfect stepping stone for technicians looking to get into hydronic TAB. Hydronic Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing is an intensive training program that begins with the very basics, then moves up to advanced testing and balancing procedures required for everyday applications.

Training includes an even mix of classroom and hands-on experiences

The course consists of 50% classroom training and 50% hands-on exercises where students use a variety of instruments on various systems, facing situations and problems they will encounter in the field. This allows the participants to simply focus on the material and hands-on learning.

Who should attend?

Owners, Managers, HVAC Balancing Professionals, Service Technicians, Installers, Facility Management Personnel

Hydronic Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing Program Overview

Hydronics Overview

  • How to prepare for a hydronic balancing project
  • Overview of different types of hydronic equipment and piping systems
  • Hydronic TAB reporting requirements
  • Introduction to pumps, including how to use a pump curve
  • Pump laws and their application in the field
  • Pump selection and pipe sizing methods
  • Determine system requirements.
Hands-on activities and experience are interspersed throughout both Day 1 and Day 2 training.

Testing, Balancing, Reporting

  • Determine hydronic flow using coil pressure drop
  • Determine hydronic flow using Cv ratings
  • Determine hydronic flow using Heat transfer/Btu calculations
  • Quickstep method for balancing coils and flow stations
  • Report coil/flow station TAB
  • Finalize hydronic test and balance
  • Required forms, overall content, remarks, and other data necessary for hydronic TAB report.
Hands-on activities and experience are interspersed throughout both Day 1 and Day 2 training.  Optional certification exam on Day 2.

Hydronic Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing Training Course Pricing

Training only - Nonmember Price: $995
Training only - Member Price: $945

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $47 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $142 NCI Bucks!

Certified Hydronic Balancing Technician Certification Fees:

Certification exams: $95 per exam

NCI certifications are valid for two years. Recertification is achieved with 8 hours of NCI continuing education.


Up to 16 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 Fees: With paid Hydronic Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing class and certification exam above: Add $95 per 8-hour qualifying recertification – maximum two recertifications.

Recertification Training Fees: Recertification only- 8-hours of Hydronic Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing training (training included - no certification exam): $425 per Recertification

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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