About G.1 Course
NRG Resources’ Training Facility is a specialized educational facility focused on Gas Technician 1 (G.1) Training. Through a solid combination of theoretical and practical training in our fully equipped laboratory facility, students receive a superior education which prepares them to confidently meet the changing employment and technological challenges of G.1 work. G.1 Courses are delivered in two 9-day sessions (Saturday to the following Sunday) separated by three weeks. This concentrated format improves learning and retention while reducing time away from work.
Practical assessments are conducted as part of this recognized training course and the TSSA certification exam is delivered on the last day of the course.
The student is required to maintain a 80% attendance record.
Third-Party funded course. Registration is restricted to students whose training is being arranged and paid for by their employer.
Issued by NRG Resources Inc.: Record of Course Completion Exam: New – TSSA charges $75.00 for an exam that is ordered and not used. Cancellations are permitted 10 business days prior to exam date. Substitute participants are not permitted. *Third-Party Funded courses do not quality for issuance of a T2202A slip.
- a) A valid G.2 certificate of qualification;
- b) Written confirmation of work experience detailing two years (4000 hours) of field experience as a G.2, of which at least 500 hours must be on systems with a firing rate in excess of 400,000 Btuh under direct supervision by a Gas Technician 1; *Note: The G.1 Gap course offered by NRG Resources can be employed as substitute for the 500 hour prerequisite if completed within 18 months of enrolling in the G.1 course
Proof of Experience Documentation
The following supporting documentation will be collected by NRG Resources and submitted to the Training and Certification Services Department, TSSA with the certificate application :
- detailed documentation on proof of work experience, including letters from current or previous employer(s) on company letterhead signed by an officer of the company verifying the nature of the work experience.
- detailed documentation must include but is not limited to the following:
- Specific time period where experience has been gained (i.e. Sept 1999 to January 2003)
- Specific types of appliances and nature of work performed (i.e. furnaces/water/heaters/boilers, Industrial Process Equipment, service/installation). Describe Btuh input of equipment, total number of hours on equipment under and over 400,000 Btuh and a minimum of six addresses where work was completed.
- The name(s) and certificate number(s) of supervising G.1 certificate holders.
If verification of work experience cannot be obtained from your employer(s), a Notarized Statutory Declaration (by a Notary Public or Commissioner for Taking Oaths) must be submitted. This declaration must include the above information.
140 hours divided up into two sessions of 9 days.
Tuition (includes Training Manuals) – $3775.00
TSSA exam/processing fee – $175.00
Total Cost = $3775.00 plus 13% HST + $180.00 (no tax) = $4,445.75
The course payment must be made by the company rather than by the individual since this is a third-party funded course.
Gas Technician 1 Theory Text and Lab Manual – NRG Resources: Author Rod Corea
CAN/CSA B149.1 Natural Gas & Propane Installation Code with all regulaory documents and amendments
CAN/CSA B149.3 Code for field approval of fuel related components on appliances and equipment with all regulatory documents and amendments
Topics for Study
- Manual: This binder has over 746 page of information and graphics organized in the following chapters:
- Chapter 1: Commercial / Industrial Installations
- Chapter 2: Commercial / Industrial Appliances
- Chapter 3: Commercial / Industrial Burners
- Chapter 4: Valve Train Configurations and Components
- Chapter 5: Electricity
- Chapter 6: Appliance Controls
- Chapter 7: Flame Detectors
- Chapter 8: Flame Safeguard Control Basics
- Chapter 9: Flame Safeguard Control Specifics
- Chapter 10: Combustion Setup
- Chapter 11: Initial Activation and Troubleshooting
- Lab Manual: The binder has chapter titles corresponding to the Student Text but includes detailed practical exercises that the student completes during the lab sessions which make up approximately 35% of the course. This binder also includes over 800 review questions to test the students’ understanding of the theory information presented in the Student Text and to prepare them for the provincial exam at the end of the course.
Hands-on training with operating appliances and training props.
Exam written onsite on the last day of class.
Under Regulation O. Reg 215/01 you will be able to perform the following:
(1) A person who is the holder of a G.1 certificate may 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. O. Reg. 215/01, s. 20 (1).
(2) A person who is certified to carry out the functions described in subsection (1), may also do the following:
- Install, inspect, test, alter, purge, activate, repair, service or remove any piping or tubing, or component in a piping or tubing system, to an appliance downstream of the natural gas meter or propane vapour service valve.
- Install, inspect, alter, repair, service or remove any vent, vent connector, draft control device or other component in an appliance venting system.
- Disconnect and reconnect water piping in order to exchange, service or install an approved appliance and carry out the replacement of water pipe necessary to complete the reconnection or installation of controls, control systems, components and accessories that are essential to the operation of the appliance, but the person shall not perform any additional plumbing unless he or she is also the holder of a valid certificate of qualification as a plumber or steamfitter issued under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act.
- Maintain, service or replace a mechanical or electrical component or accessory that forms part of an appliance or that is essential to the operation of the appliance.
- Perform such tasks as are necessary to replace controls and components that form part of an appliance.
- Install, service, remove or replace components and accessories that form part of the gas-side of a refrigerating or air-conditioning unit, but the person shall not perform any work beyond the gas-side unless he or she is the holder of a certificate of qualification as a refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic issued under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act.
- Install, repair, service and maintain electrical wiring from an existing branch circuit containing overcurrent protection to appliances in order to exchange, service, repair or install an approved appliance and carry out the replacement of electrical wiring necessary to complete the reconnection or installation of controls, control systems, components and accessories that are essential to the operation of the appliance, but the person shall not run wiring back to the electrical supply panel or perform any additional wiring unless he or she is also the holder of a valid certificate of qualification as an electrician issued under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act.
- Install, repair, service, remove or replace the plenum connection or components forming part of the plenum connection in order to complete the installation of a natural gas or propane appliance, but the person shall not perform any sheet metal work beyond the plenum connection unless he or she is the holder of a certificate of qualification as a sheet metal worker issued under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act.
- Service a flue where an oil appliance is vented through the same flue as a gas appliance.
- Remove a fuel oil appliance, and the equipment and accessories, but not the aboveground storage tanks associated with the fuel oil appliance during a conversion of the fuel oil appliance from fuel oil to natural gas or propane gas. O. Reg. 215/01, s. 20 (2).
- 2020 Course: March 21 to 29 and April 18 to 26
2021 Course: January 9 to 17 and February 20 to 28
2021 Course: March 20 to 28 and April 17 to 25
The minimum entrance requirements for our G.1 Training Program are that a student must:
- Hold a current or previously held Trade Certificate; or
- Meet all course requirements to qualify as a student in the program desired (see course description for details).
Third-party funded requirement
Third-party funded course registration is restricted to students whose training is being arranged and paid for by their employer. Third-Party Funded courses do not qualify for issuance of a T2202A slip.
Arrive Ready for Instruction
Let us help you be prepared to get the most out of your in-class training.
Minimum Dress Standards
To be admitted to the classroom, it is mandatory for you to be wearing:
- safety boots
- appropriate work clothes
During the lab exercises, it is mandatory that you also wear:
- safety glasses
- hearing protection
Recognize that you will not be permitted to enter the classroom or participate in lab exercises if you do not meet these minimum dress standards.
Arrive Promptly for All Classes
In general, day classes start at 8am and end at 4:30pm with a half-hour lunch break. From the navigation menu, select the individual course in which you have enrolled to check its specific class times and sessions, or consult the Student Registration E-mail you received at the time of online registration.
The language of instruction for all classes is English.
Regular meal times and breaks are scheduled. Coffee and tea are provided. However, no cafeteria or food service is available at our facility. Each student must provide his own food and drink. A microwave is available for use at the facility.
In accordance with the Government of Canada’s “Sustainable Development Strategy in Canada,” NRG Resources practices working arrangements that support environmental objectives; the provision of environmental awareness into all training programs, and the promotion of environmental practices. To be effective, the organization has to incorporate waste minimization with the waste hierarchy known as the 3Rs: (i) Reduce; (ii) Reuse; and (iii) Recycle into their daily routine.
In order for a student to complete his training and become certified in the field of his choice, he must attend the full hours outlined, and participate in and complete all activities, assignments, projects and assessments necessary for accreditation to a level that meets and complies with the program requirements as outlined by NRG Resources and/or governing bodies issuing accreditation (such as TSSA).
The student will likewise need to present his official prerequisite training documentation and/or certificate information, as may be required for that particular course. He must pay any additional costs for legally registering and issuing his certificate(s). Failure to comply with established policies and regulations may result in disqualification to receive the intended credentials.
To be permitted to write an exam, students must present the following in the examination room:
- one piece of valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license;
- official certification documents as proof of any necessary prerequisites; and
- any applicable additional costs for legally registering and issuing his certificate(s).
What the Students say about the NRG Resources Gas Technician 1 Course
Would like to say; thank you for putting on a great G1 course. Rod is amazing, Very knowledgeable, and educating others comes naturally. I would honestly recommend taking the G1 course to anyone. The course not only taught me what is required by G1 in the industry but how to do things properly.
I just wanted to say… thank you you very much for everything! I have completed a fair amount of trade schooling and the education I received from your college was over whelming!!! By far the best schooling course I have attended to date.
Thank you very much.
Alec W. Hurren
Fantastic!! What a great G1 course you run.
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
I cannot say enough good things about the course put on for us. For the dollars spent I believe we all got our money’s worth and then some. It was a great experience for me to be able to tap into the wealth of knowledge of the instructors.
G1 (GAP) and G1
Dordan Mechanical Inc.
We invite you visit their website for details. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/private.html
*Third-Party Funded courses do not qualify for issuance of a T2202A slip.