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Residential Building Duct Testing

Code: ResDuctTest
Price: $199.00
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CILB CEUs: 4 General credits; CILB# 0614051; Provider# 0000859

This live, in-person half-day course uses lecture, demonstration and hands-on student participation to train building contractors, code inspectors, and other building professionals how to perform residential duct air leakage tests in compliance with Florida Residential Energy Conservation Code and RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS) requirements. Course topics include an overview of duct air leakage testing requirements, duct tester set-up and operation, calculations, and reporting.

Note: A certificate of completion will be awarded to each student who successfully completes this course. This certificate is not an Energy Rater certification and does not qualify a student to provide duct air leakage testing for Energy Ratings. Tester qualifications for Florida Code duct air leakage testing are provided in Florida Energy Conservation Code (FECC) Section R403.3.2; anyone can take this course to learn about Florida Code duct testing, but you must be explicitly qualified per FECC R403.3.2 to provide duct testing for Florida Code compliance purposes.

Course Outline

8:30 a.m.     Introduction

8:35 a.m.     Florida Code and RESNET Rating Duct Testing Requirements

9:05 a.m.     Duct Leaks and Types of Testing

Break (10 min)

9:45 a.m.     Equipment

10:10 a.m.   Preparation – Total and Outside Duct Tests

10:20 a.m.   Total Duct Leakage Test

10:45 a.m.   Lab – Total Duct Leakage

11:15 a.m.   Outside Duct Leakage Test

11:40 a.m.   Lab – Outside Duct Leakage

12:00 p.m.   Wrap Up

Break (15 min)

12:40 p.m.   Practical Exam

Instructor Information
Primary instructor Tei Kucharski; alternate instructors Dave Chasar, Chuck Withers and Jeff Sonne

Event Location

Cocoa location:
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa FL 32922

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All payments are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 7 business days before the class begins. FSEC reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient pre-registration or major weather event. In that event, all payments are fully refundable. Please confirm class will be held before making final travel plans with cancellation penalties.

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