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Planning, installation and maintenance of heat pumps

In recent years, the extremely versatile heat pump technology has been able to establish itself increasingly as an environmentally friendly solution for heating, cooling and hot water production. However, the efficiency and service life of heat pump systems depend heavily on professional planning and installation. The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the Association Heat Pump Austria therefore offer a tailor-made further training program, for craftsmen and entrepreneurs, in order to further increase the quality in the heat pump sector and to help this sustainable technology to achieve a breakthrough on a broad basis.

After passing the examination, you will receive the certificate of Certified Heat Pump Installer or Planner.

In addition, you can become a klimaaktiv competence partner after completing this training.

Target Group

  • Gas, water and heating installers
  • Specialist planners
  • Architects
  • Technical offices
  •  Building services companies
  • Wholesalers

Course content

Planning modules

  • Heat pump compact - introduction, environmental relevance and heat pump market
  • Components and operation of the heat pump or chiller
  • Dimensioning of heat pump systems
  • Geothermal and groundwater heat pump systems
  • Air-to-water heat pumps: dimensioning and acoustics
  • Log(p)-h diagram

Practical modules

  • Installation and maintenance of heat pump systems
  • Practical exercise heat pump


Complete price: EUR 990,- excl. VAT.

This price includes the further training, an examination and the certification as a certified heat pump installer or planner (valid for 3 years).

For larger groups other cost models can be agreed upon.


Most modules can be completed in addition or as an alternative to the classroom days in a flexible timeframe on a PC, tablet or smartphone using audio-visual multimedia lectures. Furthermore, online practice tests are available for exam preparation. The e-learning course content can be completed at any time.

The personal support of the participants takes place by telephone, by message forum and if necessary by video chat. If you are interested, please contact weiterbildung(at)ait.ac.at or call +43 50550-6041.


In the federal states this course is organized by our partners. The course dates at our partners can be found on their websites (click on the respective link):

WIFI Salzburg

OÖ Energiesparverband