Quality First Principles of Moving Air course – Castlegar

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Quality First Principles of Moving Air course – Castlegar

March 7, 2024 @ 8:30 am - March 9, 2024 @ 12:00 pm PST

Join us for a hands-on offering of TECA’s Principles of Moving Air course. Gain a deep understanding of how air moves through a duct system and earn a crucial qualification.

Two opportunities to join

March 4–6, 2024 in Cranbrook, BC.

March 7–9, 2024 in Castlegar, BC.

Course Description

POMA was developed to provide an in-depth explanation of how air moves through a duct system. This course will be a benefit to everyone working in the New, Retrofit or Repair portions of the industry. It was developed to give those who are designing or installing duct systems the ability to create quiet, efficient systems which deliver the required volumes while using the least fan energy. Today, furnaces, heat pumps and ventilation systems require larger volumes of air to be moved. Duct fitting shape, the number of fittings, air filters, coils all contribute to reduced flow in ductwork.

Air filters and their installation are covered thoroughly. The course teaches how to measure current duct system volume and how to calculate the future air flow capacity of the system. A must for retrofit applications. Students learn the relationships of pressure, pressure drop, volume, velocity and power and then will be shown these concepts in practice via demonstrations with our scale model. The knowledge gained of how to incorporate these components and concepts efficiently into a duct system is invaluable.


This course has been pre-approved for 32 Continuing Professional Development Points through BC Housing.

Are you interested in offering Provincial rebates to your clients? TECA’s POMA course is a required qualification to becoming a registered HVAC contractor in the Home Performance Contractors Network.

Successful participants of this course will receive a wallet card and certificate along with a whole new perspective on duct design and further be one step closer to qualifying for ‘the soon to be adopted’ TECA Forced Air Designer Certificate.


Through the Kootenay Clean Energy Transition, those joining from the Kootenay, Boundary, and Columbia Basin regions will receive a $150 subsidy. This discount is reflected in the following pricing:

  • TECA members: $400
  • TECA non-members: $500
  • Retrofit Assist contractors: $300
  • Regulators / inspectors: $200




March 7, 2024 @ 8:30 am PST
March 9, 2024 @ 12:00 pm PST


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