Combustion Performance & CO Safety
Certification Course

Combustion Performance & Carbon Monoxide Safety

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Without conducting full combustion and carbon monoxide (CO) diagnostics, there is no way of knowing whether an HVAC system is safe or efficient. Get the technical knowledge you need to improve customers’ system performance, prevent carbon monoxide (CO) hazards, and increase profitability. Then use that knowledge to perform combustion performance and safety tests.

Top 10 Skills You Will Learn By Taking This Class

  1. Measure ambient carbon monoxide levels
  2. Learn the corrective actions to take based on ambient carbon monoxide levels
  3. Identify common sources of carbon monoxide
  4. Determine proper combustion and draft test locations
  5. Measure carbon monoxide, oxygen, and temperature in flue gas
  6. Measure draft pressure
  7. Determine field-measured performance and efficiency of installed equipment
  8. Accurately measure equipment and system temperatures
  9. Uncover and identify specific mechanical defects
  10. Discuss potential repairs and adjustments to improve safety and efficiency


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Combustion Performance & CO Safety Program Overview

Carbon Monoxide Safety Testing & Diagnostics

  • Introduction to combustion performance
  • Proper combustion testing locations
  • Using safety and combustion test instruments
  • CO sources, levels, and protocols
  • NCI Combustion Performance Standards
  • Effects of combustion issues on energy efficiency
  • Field-measured efficiency
  • How to diagnose fuel and mechanical problems

Combustion Performance & Diagnostics

  • Troubleshooting combustion air problems
  • Draft testing
  • Diagnosing venting problems
  • Seven common diagnostic issues
  • How to use the combustion troubleshooting chart
  • Combustion diagnostic procedures and reports
  • Combustion repairs, adjustments, and upgrades
  • Makeup air sizing and systems

CO/Combustion Review & Certification

  • Natural draft water heat repairs & adjustments
  • Induced draft furnace repairs & adjustments
  • Condensing furnace repairs & adjustments
  • Natural draft boiler repairs & adjustments
  • Hands-on exercises
OPTIONAL: You'll also complete a written certification exam to confirm your knowledge of combustion procedures and CO safety. Those successful in passing this exam receive a Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analyst Certification valid for two years. This is the most recognized certification of its kind in the industry.

Combustion Performance & CO Safety Training Fees (Certification fees not included)

Training only - Nonmember Price: $800
Training only - Member Price: $760

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $38 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $114 NCI Bucks!

Carbon Monoxide and Combustion Analyst Certification Fees:

Certification exams are offered on the last day of training - $95 per exam.

NCI certifications are valid for two years. Recertification is achieved with 8 hours of NCI continuing education.


Recertification Fees: With paid Combustion Safety and CO Safety class and certification exam above: Add $95 per 8-hour qualifying recertification – maximum one recertifications.

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:

Combustion Performance & Carbon Monoxide Safety Certification Program

Nov 30 thru Dec 02 Cleveland OH
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Combustion Performance & Carbon Monoxide Safety Certification Program

Dec 07 thru Dec 09 Dayton OH
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Combustion Performance & Carbon Monoxide Safety Certification Program

Dec 14 thru Dec 16 Lenexa KS
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Combustion Performance & Carbon Monoxide Safety Certification Program

Dec 14 thru Dec 16 Centennial CO
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  • 84.55%
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"I loved the class on carbon monoxide and combustion analysis . I truly enjoyed it and it was honor to have been in your class."

-Dave Fonda, Senior Mechanic, County Fair Air Conditioning

"The NCI classes I took were very informative to me. CO is no joke! "

- Ron Warren
Technician, Davis Services, Inc.

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