Duct System Optimization Online Live

Duct System Optimization Online Live Certification Program

Air Distribution Diagnostics & System Renovation

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Test and Improve Poorly Performing HVAC Systems

Do you want to provide your customers the very best comfort and energy efficiency, as well as a safe and healthy indoor environment?

It's a known fact that typical air distribution systems across North America lose, on average, 43% of an HVAC system's efficiency.

Your customers don't have to live with these substandard systems. Now you can provide real solutions!

Learn how to deliver high quality, profitable duct system renovations that really work! Set yourself apart from competitors by knowing how to optimize a duct system so it delivers the heating and cooling the equipment was designed to provide. The process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the existing duct system design, equipment sizing, followed by verification of real-time performance - not simulations.

You will then learn how to uncover air distribution upgrade opportunities to deliver the highest quality, comfort, and performance your customers want and are willing to pay for.

Unique HVAC Industry Certification

For the first time, the HVAC Industry has training that addresses the vital importance of ductwork in the overall performance of a mechanical system. By taking the certification exam after completing the class, you can earn the Duct System Optimization Specialist certification.

This is the only certification of its kind and once earned, will set you light years ahead of your competition. Add this to your company's portfolio of performance-based NCI certifications and deliver true system performance to all your customers.

This online course features numerous hands-on demonstrations that include how to use the test instruments, proper testing locations, and live testing and interpretation of readings.

What you get:

  • 16 hours of live online training over a 4-day period – typically 2 days a week.
  • A printed workbook that allows you to follow the class and perform written exercises
  • A portable Field Reference Guide designed to help you perform field testing and diagnostics
  • Numerous downloadable materials including NCI's exclusive Test Procedures, Fan and Duct Sizing Tables, Filter Sizing Procedures, Grille and Register Selection, a Manufacturers Engineering Data Locator, and more – 23 downloads in all!
  • By completing this class, you qualify for NCI's Duct System Optimization Specialist certification exam
  • Qualify for 16 NCI Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertifying up to two existing NCI certifications (additional recertification fees apply).

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Duct System Optimization Online Live Training Program Overview

This training consists of four, 4-hour classes over 4 days, typically over a 2-week period.

Day 1: (4-hour Online Class)

  • Introduction and Webinar Logistics
  • Overview of Air Distribution System Upgrades
  • Test and Diagnose to Discover Upgrade Opportunities
  • Use Static Pressure Budgets and Measure Fan Capacity

Day 2: (4-hour Online Class)

  • How To Generate Customer Interest
  • Create a Floor Plan and Duct Schematic
  • Establish Airflow Requirements
  • Measure Airflows and Pinpoint Deficiencies

Day 3: (4-hour Online Class)

  • Fan, Coil, and Filter Selection
  • Hands-on Fan, Coil, and Filter Sizing
  • Duct Airflow Principles
  • Upgrade the Air Distribution System

Day 4: (4-hour Online Class)

  • Perform an Air Distribution Upgrade
  • Grilles, Registers, and Diffuser Selection
  • Step-by-step test-in/test-out procedures
  • Class Review and Exam Preparation

Duct System Optimization Training Fees (Certification fees not included)

Training only - Nonmember Price: $755
Training only - Member Price: $717

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $36 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $108 NCI Bucks!

Duct System Optimization Specialist Certification Fees:

Certification exams are offered online through our secure, proctored website: $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 Duct System Optimization class and certification exam above: Add $95 per 8-hour qualifying recertification – maximum two recertifications.

Recertification Training Fees: Recertification only- 8-hours over two days of Duct System Optimization training (training included - no certification exam): $535 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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