Test & Certify Ventilation Systems and Economizers Certification Program Public
Certification Course

Test & Certify Ventilation Systems and Economizers

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Learn to effectively test, diagnose, and sell economizer and ventilation improvements to customers.

More than 50% of economizers in the field are either non-functioning, disabled, installed improperly, or have never been plugged in! In this two-day training course, you'll learn to apply practical field techniques and procedures to set up economizers, test functionality, and diagnose and repair malfunctioning units.

Looking to understand the in's and out's of economizer performance? Wondering how you can enter this field, or to brush up on your skills? This course will open doors to new customers and keep current customers satisfied. This advanced training will help you understand how to improve economizer performance and remedy deficiencies. Includes hours of hands-on testing, diagnosing, repairing, and commissioning operating economizers.

Economizers are key to maintaining a buildings energy-efficiency, and optimizing an economizer will result in proven increases in efficiency and comfort.

You will also learn how to:

  • Perform advanced airflow and temparature measurements to calculate economizer Btus
  • Determine economizer impacts on energy efficiency
  • Use and apply basic ventilation standards and applications in the field
  • Test, diagnose, and prescribe solutions to typical economizer and system ventilation issues
  • Document knowledge increase of current standards and codes applications in the field
  • Commission a basic economizer and controller
  • Publish certified economizer and ventilation reports
  • And much more...

Who should attend?

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


You must be currently certified in one of the following: NCI's Residential System Performance, Commercial System Performance, Commercial Air Balancing, or Advanced Air & Hydronics.

Test & Certify Ventilation Systems and Economizers - Program Overview:

  • What’s driving building owners to upgrade economizers?
  • Ventilation and Air Change Calculations
  • Test Instruments and Report Forms – with hands-on demo
  • Measure Fan Airflow – with hands-on demo
  • Diagnose and Resolve Fan Airflow Issues – with hands-on demo
  • Variable Speed Fan Controls – with hands-on demo
  • Measure Economizer Airflow – with hands-on demo
  • Measure Economizer Airflow – with hands-on demo
  • Diagnose and Resolve Economizer Airflow Issues – with hands-on demo
  • Test, Diagnose and Resolve Building and Room Airflow and Pressure Defects
  • Build a ventilation scope of work
  • How to Set up an Economizer Controller – with hands-on demo
  • Commission Ventilation Systems – with hands-on demo
  • Create certified ventilation system reports
  • Course review and Exam Prep

Test & Certify Ventilation Systems and Economizers Fees (Certification fees not included)

Training only - Nonmember Price: $655
Training only - Member Price: $622

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $31 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $93 NCI Bucks!

NCI Certified Economizer and Ventilation Specialist 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 Improve Economizer Performance class and certification exam above: Add $95 per 8-hour qualifying recertification – maximum two recertifications.

Recertification Training Fees: Recertification only- 8-hours of Improve Economizer Performance training (training included - no certification exam): $465 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.

Upcoming Training Events:

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May 29 @ 08:00 AM in Stevens Equipment (Daikin Sponsored) Eagan, MN
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May 30 thru May 31 in Stevens Equipment (Daikin Sponsored) - Eagan, MN
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Jun 04 thru Jun 06 in Walter Morris Co. - Foxborough, MA
Commercial Air Balancing Training Program
Jun 04 thru Jun 06 in Rheem - Oxnard, CA
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