Gas Technician 1

Gas Technician is the “H” in HVAC. There are 3 main levels of Gas Technician licensing (G3, G2, G1). The equipment you can work on includes furnaces, water heaters, stoves, clothes dryers, pool heaters, fireplaces, and many more. This includes residential, commercial, and industrial.

Our Courses are offered at our locations in Toronto, Barrie, Cambridge, London, Oshawa and Ottawa.

Gas Technician 1 Courses

The Gas Technician 1 certification is the highest level. It allows you to work on any size natural gas or propane fired appliance. For more information, please see course details below. 

Gas Technician 1 Course Information

Length140 hours
Course Schedule2 Evenings per week, 6:00pm – 10:00pm. London and Ottawa campus only: some Saturdays, 8:00am – 4:00pm. Click here to view the schedule by campus location.
DescriptionThis is an advanced program for individuals who wish to upgrade their skills in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry.

It is a program where students will take part in both theoretical and practical studies in class.

A Gas Technician 1 (G1) licence will enable you to install, inspect, alter, purge, activate, repair, service or remove a natural gas or propane appliance of any BTU input and the equipment and accessories essential to its operation. This includes residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Examples: Process Ovens, Furnaces, Fireplaces, Water Heaters, Pool Heaters, Stoves, Clothes Dryers, etc.

As part of the program we also offer job search assistance.
Course OutlineThis program covers the G1 modules 26 to 31 and the applicable codes, acts and regulations.

This program will provide you with the hands-on skills and full knowledge of the skills, safety procedures and theories you will require as a Gas Technician certificate holder.
ExamThe theory and practical examinations will be administered by HiMark at our location upon completion of the course.
Module BreakdownModule 26 – Flame Safeguard Controls
Module 27 – Commercial Appliances
Module 28 – Gas Fired Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module 29 – Gas Technician 1: Electricity
Module 30 – Gas Technician 1: Controls
Module 31 – Valve Train
Pre-requisite1. Hold a valid Gas Technician 2 (G2) licence for at least 2 years (or 4,000 hours) including a minimum of 500 hours working on systems operating over 400,000 Btuh under the direct supervision of a licenced G1 technician.

2. A letter detailing your work experience from your employer or G1 supervisor (with their name, certificate number, signature and contact number); OR
A sworn statement signed by a notary public.

Details in the letter should include:
-Type of equipment
-Input rate
-Service maintenance or installation
-Accumulated time spent on each type

Note: If you cannot obtain the required 500 hours working on systems operating over 400,000 Btuh, you can take our G1 GAP Program instead.
Codebooks Required• B149.1 – Natural Gas & Propane Installation Code
• B149.2 – Propane Storage & Handling Code
• B149.3 – Code for the Field Approval of Fuel-Related Components on Appliances and Equipment
• Ontario Act, Regulations, and Code Adoption Documents for use with B149 Code Series
Application Processing Fee (Non-Refundable)$565.00
Required to submit your application for the course.
Total Course Cost$4,008.00
This is an all-inclusive price that includes the non-refundable application processing fee of $565, applicable taxes, B149.3 codebook, course modules, tuition and exam fees. This price does not include the B149.1&B149.2 Codebooks and administration fees for funded students. Prices are subject to change.

Length120 Hours
Course ScheduleSchedule varies. Click here to view the schedule by campus location.
DescriptionThis program does not require approval under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005..

The G1 GAP course is approved by TSSA as an equivalent to the prerequisite requirement of 500 hours of G1 supervised work experience on systems firing over 400,000 Btuh in order to obtain the G1 license. This course cannot be used as experience required to challenge the G1 exam. Therefore, completing the Gas Technician 1 course is required to be able to write the G1 certification exam.
Pre-requisiteValid Gas Technician (G2) license.
ExamThere is no TSSA certification exam. Evaluations conducted during the course.
Topics Covered1. Laws Governing G1 Activities
2. Commercial/Industrial Piping and Tubing Systems
3. Pressure Regulators
4. Valve Train Components
5. Commercial/Industrial Burners
6. Basic Electricity
7. Appliance Controls and Sequence of Operation
8. Flame Detectors and Flame Safeguard Controls
9. Venting and Air Supply
10. Combustion Principles and Set-up
Codebooks Required
(Current Codebooks)
• B149.1 – Natural Gas & Propane Installation Code
• B149.2 – Propane Storage & Handling Code
• B149.3 – Code for the Field Approval of Fuel-Related Components on Appliances and Equipment
• Ontario Act, Regulations, and Code Adoption Documents for use with B149 Code Series
Application Processing FeeFull payment of $3,250.00 due upon registration. Includes the Non-Refundable Application Processing fee of $100.00.
Course Cost$3,250.00. Cost includes applicable taxes, tuition and course manual. This price does not include codebooks and administration fees for funded students. Prices are subject to change.

Length24 hours
Course Schedule2 Evenings, 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Click here to view the schedule.
DescriptionThis program does not require approval under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.

A Gas Technician 1 (G1) licence will enable you to install, inspect, alter, purge, activate, repair, service or remove a natural gas or propane appliance of any BTU input and the equipment and accessories essential to its operation. This includes residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Examples: Process Ovens, Furnaces, Fireplaces, Water Heaters, Pool Heaters, Stoves, Clothes Dryers, etc.

As part of the program we also offer job search assistance.
Course OutlineThis program is a quick theory review of the modules 26-31, and the applicable codes, acts and regulations. It is intended for individuals who would like to challenge the certification exam or are struggling to pass the certification exam and wish to refresh their knowledge of the G1 modules. There is no practical training included in this course.

It is not a full course and will not help students whose course training has expired, attended the G1 GAP Program or already attempted and failed the certification exam 3 times.
ExamThe theory examination will be given by HiMark at our location upon completion of the course. For challenge exams, the practical examination must be given by a T.S.S.A. Fuels Safety Inspector and arranged through T.S.S.A. by the student.
Pre-requisiteT.S.S.A. letter of approval – For challenge exam only
Codebooks Required• B149.1 – Natural Gas & Propane Installation Code
• B149.2 – Propane Storage & Handling Code
• B149.3 – Code for the Field Approval of Fuel-Related Components on Appliances and Equipment
• Ontario Act, Regulations, and Code Adoption Documents for use with B149 Code Series
Application Processing FeeFull course cost $1,604.06 due upon registration. Non-refundable application fee of $100.
Course Cost$1,604.06
This is an all-inclusive price including the non-refundable application processing fee, applicable taxes, course modules, B149.3 Codebook and tuition fees. This price does not include B149.1&B149.2 codebooks, exam fees and administration fees for funded students. Prices are subject to change.

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