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Commercial Startup & Commissioning

Recommended Audience:

Service Personnel

This 3  year certification course is a hands-on course for technicians that provides confidence in proper startup and commissioning practices on Ducted Systems commercial equipment and accessories through 50 tons.

Students gain a solid understanding in core competencies and how Ducted Systems commercial equipment is designed to function, providing a firm foundation of efficient troubleshooting. Certification is earned when all prerequisites are met and course exam and lab sections are successfully passed, including supervised startup at the conclusion of the course. 

Benefits of becoming a Ducted Systems Certified Commercial Startup technician:

  • Greater confidence and efficiency of service.

  • Faster recognition of application related issues.

  • Recognition as “factory certified” in Ducted Systems commercial product startup & commissioning. This fulfills the job requirement when ‘Factory Startup’ is needed.

  • DOA labor extension to 90 days when completed startup form is submitted and approved.

Building owners can be confident that properly commissioned equipment protects their investment in their commercial heating and air conditioning system, receiving reliable, efficient operation as intended from the factory. Prerequisites: Startup & Commissioning Certification This course is delivered in English. A good understanding of the English language is required to attend, including reading and interpreting English and the ability to follow direction from the instructor in English. This is critical for student safety. This course is designed for service technicians. This course includes the use of traditional service and diagnostic tools on LIVE 460 volt equipment. Those that have not received prior instruction on basic service procedures such as digital multimeter usage should NOT consider attending this course. Requirements for earning certification as a Startup & Commissioning Technician include successfully passing the course along with the following items.

Prerequisite: Courses completed online

  • Introduction to Psychrometrics (BTS-16117)

  • DS Solutions App Training (BTS-17865)

Verification of Certifications:

  • Section 608 EPA Certification for Refrigerant Handling (US only) and

  • One of the following Journeyman Competencies 

  • Current UA Star certification 

  • UA Serviceman

  • UA Journeyman licensure (or completed apprenticeship program)

  • current, state-Issued Journeyman licensure

  • current Canadian Red Seal certification

  • NATE Heat Pump Service + NATE Air Distribution Service + NATE Gas Furnace Service

  • documented graduation from an accredited, full-time HVAC/R institution + 2 years of commercial HVAC/R technical employment

If you do not possess the certifications listed above, you may present a Section 608 EPA Certification and request a comprehensive exam covering fundamental HVAC concepts specifically related to light commercial products. To request an exam, please contact

All requirements MUST be submitted to prior to your arrival.

Tuition includes lodging with daily transportation between the hotel and training center, safety glasses with PPE, course materials, breaks, and lunches.

Course Requirements: 

Solution Navigator Credentials

EH-Rated Work Shoe / Boot 


Rick Berryman

Henry Young


In Person

Oklahoma City, OK


3 Days

8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST


  • September 25-27, 2023

  • October 9-11, 2023

  • October 23-25, 2023

  • November 13-15, 2023

  • December 11-13, 2023

  • January 8-10, 2024

  • January 29-31, 2024

  • February 19-21, 2024

  • March 4-6, 2024

  • March 18-20, 2024

  • April 8-10, 2024

  • April 22-24, 2024

  • May 6-8, 2024

  • May 20-22, 2024



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