Commercial Startup & Commissioning

Recommended Audience:

Service Personnel

This hands-on course for technicians provides confidence in proper startup and commissioning practices on Ducted Systems commercial equipment and accessories through 40 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. Johnson Controls Ducted Systems provides tracking and consultation to each individual to assist in attaining certification, including all prerequisites, up to one year following entry into the program.


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 (note that these items are not required to register or attend). Students have up to one year from date of course completion to submit required credentials:

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

  • Current UA Star certification or UA Journeyman licensure (or completed apprenticeship program)

  • or current, state-Issued Journeyman licensure

  • or current Canadian Red Seal certification

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

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

  • or successful completion of a comprehensive exam covering fundamental HVAC concepts specifically related to light commercial products (administered by Ducted Systems Academy). Available Sept 2021.

  • Introduction to Psychrometrics (BTS-16117) and Split System Refrigerant Piping (BTS-16116) courses completed online

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


Sol Irvine

Rick Berryman


In Person

Oklahoma City, OK


3 Days

8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST


  • October 24-26, 2022

  • November 14-16,2022

  • December 5-7, 2022

  • January 9-11, 2023

  • January 30-February 1, 2023

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