Continuing Education
GAS HEATING COURSES
Our trade school has a variety of gas courses for many educational needs.
Click on the course below for more information!
PAYMENT PLANS
COURSE TITLE

GAS SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, AND SERVICE

GAS PIPING INSTALLER

GAS EQUIPMENT INSTALLER

GAS SERVICE TECHNICIAN

GAS LICENSE CODE COMBO

GAS LICENSE AND SERVICE COMBO

GAS STATE EXAM FEE

MA GAS PREP

TOTAL TUITION

$2200

$1500

$1000

$1000

$3200

$5200

​$100 each

$300
DOWN PAYMENT

$700

$700

$500

$500

$500

$700

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WEEKLY PAYMENT

$100 x 15 WEEKS

$100 x 8 WEEKS

$100 x 5 WEEKS

$100 x 5 WEEKS

$150 x 18 WEEKS

$150 x 30 WEEKS

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Gas Training Course!

$2200

TOTAL TUITION:
120 HOURS
*This course is NOT a licensing course. This course is an in depth training course for the gas fired heating systems. 
   This unique course is designed to reach a broad range of students. Whether you are currently licensed in the gas field, or interested in beginning a career in the gas industry for the first time, this course will provide students with a more in-depth, broader understanding of gas fired heating equipment and service techniques. Eighty-five percent of the course is dedicated to “hands-on” instruction in our “state of the art” fully functional gas-heating lab. 
    Students will learn how to clean, maintain, and troubleshoot new and old systems. They will also cover wiring and control circuits associated with these systems, how to install equipment and will receive manufacturing information. Slide shows and videos are provided to demonstrate the safety procedures and possible outcome if not done properly.  Students will have to provide their own basic tools, but we have tool assistance if needed. 
    This course does not provide any educational hours toward the licensing process, it will assist all students in becoming more knowledgeable, valued technicians to current employers, and provide an excellent addition to current resumes. 
 
HANDS-ON TRAINING COURSE!
Tuition Breakdown: 

Registration Fee: 
$100 registration fee can be placed at time of enrollment. This will guarantee a seat in the course and it is deducted from the total tuition cost. 


Down Payment: 
The down payment should be made prior to the course starting date. 

Weekly Payments: 
The weekly payments divide up the tuition for the duration of the course. These payments start the first week of the course. 

Payment Types: 
We accept credit cards, checks and cash. 
Payments are able to be made at check in, over the phone, mailed in or set up for auto payment. 

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Gas Licensing Courses!

$1500

TOTAL TUITION:
60 HOURS
   Our course covers both Natural and LP gas piping regulations and meets the NH State requirements for the 60 hours of educational time needed to achieve the first level of gas licensing.  This course, in conjunction with 1000 hours of field training, will allow candidates eligibility to obtain a GPI (Gas Piping Installer) License. Trainees will still need to fulfill the “field” training out on the job, but after completing this course they will be eligible to take the state exam immediately.
 

$100

EXAM FEE:
Tuition Breakdown: 


Registration Fee: 
$100 registration fee can be placed at time of enrollment. This will guarantee a seat in the course and it is deducted from the total tuition cost. 


Down Payment: 
The down payment should be made prior to the course starting date. 

Weekly Payments: 
The weekly payments divide up the tuition for the duration of the course. These payments start the first week of the course. 

Payment Types: 
We accept credit cards, checks and cash. 
Payments are able to be made at check in, over the phone, mailed in or set up for auto payment. 

Hampton Starting Dates​​​​​​

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GAS EQUIPMENT INSTALLER

$1000

40 HOURS
TOTAL TUITION:
    Meeting the 40 hours of educational requirements for the second level of Gas licensing in the NH Gas License process, this course covers the installation regulations for Natural and LP equipment and students will be prepped for the NH Gas Equipment Installer exam.  This course, in conjunction with the Gas Piping Installers training and additional 1000 hours of field training, will allow candidates to be eligible to obtain a Gas Equipment Installers License. Trainees will still need to fulfill the “field” training out on the job, but after completing this course they will be eligible to take the state exam immediately.
 

$100

Tuition Breakdown: 


Registration Fee: 
$100 registration fee can be placed at time of enrollment. This will guarantee a seat in the course and it is deducted from the total tuition cost. 


Down Payment: 
The down payment should be made prior to the course starting date. 

Weekly Payments: 
The weekly payments divide up the tuition for the duration of the course. These payments start the first week of the course. 

Payment Types: 
We accept credit cards, checks and cash. 
Payments are able to be made at check in, over the phone, mailed in or set up for auto payment. 

EXAM FEE:

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GAS SERVICE TECHNICIAN
40 HOURS

$1000

TOTAL TUITION:
    Meeting the 40 hours of educational requirements for the highest level of Gas licensing in the NH Gas License process, this course covers the service regulations for Natural and LP equipment and students will be prepped for the NH Gas Service Technician exam.  This course, in conjunction with the Gas Piping Installers training, Gas Equipment Installers training and additional 2000 hours of field training, will allow candidates to be eligible to obtain a Gas Service Technician License. Trainees will still need to fulfill the “field” training out on the job, but after completing this course they will be eligible to take the state exam immediately.

$100

Tuition Breakdown: 


Registration Fee: 
$100 registration fee can be placed at time of enrollment. This will guarantee a seat in the course and it is deducted from the total tuition cost. 


Down Payment: 
The down payment should be made prior to the course starting date. 

Weekly Payments: 
The weekly payments divide up the tuition for the duration of the course. These payments start the first week of the course. 

Payment Types: 
We accept credit cards, checks and cash. 
Payments are able to be made at check in, over the phone, mailed in or set up for auto payment. 

EXAM FEE:

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Gas Licensing Questions 

"How do I become a New Hampshire licensed gas fitter?"

New technicians must first become Trainees. A trainee is like an apprentice; the state requires that new technicians must have a trainee card to be able to work with the gas-fired systems.  This card also starts the documentation of the field hours needed for the licensing process.

"How do I get a Trainee's card?"

A Trainee needs supervision of a licensed professional while working on the systems. When a new technician starts working for a company, the company should have some one to take on the responsibilities of becoming the trainee's supervisor. To do so, both will need to fill out the states application and submit it to the Department of safety, division of Fire Safety.  All the application requirements and fees must be included, as described on the first page of the application packet.

NH Gas License Levels:
  • Gas Piping Installer
  • Gas Equipment Installer
  • Gas Service Technician

Gas Piping Installer Requirements:
60 Hours of Education
Minimum of 1,000 field hours of on-the-job experience (500 hours can be oil heating experience!)

Gas Equipment Installer Requirements:
100 Hours of Education (this includes the Gas Piping education)
Minimum of 1,000 field hours of on-the-job experience (500 hours can be oil heating experience!)

Gas Service Technician Requirements:
140 Hours of Education (this includes the Piping and Equipment Installer education)
Minimum of 2,000 field hours of on-the-job experience (750 hours can be oil heating experience!)
    
 "I already have a gas license from out of state, how do I get a New Hampshire one? "

The technician will have to call and talk with the NH Department of Safety, Division of Fire Safety office of the State Fire Marshal, and they will determine if the license is reciprocal in the state of NH. If it is, the technician will most likely have to take the NH State exam.

"How do I renew my New Hampshire license?"

   
The NH gas license expires in two years and on the last day of the birthday month of the license holder.  The technician will need to have a total of six hours of continuing education, 2 three hour code classes.  The technician will then turn in a copy of the certificates, the renewal form and renewal fee to the state.
   
NOTE: The requirements changed as of July 1st 2015, if any technicians did all 5 hours of related prior to this date, the related hours can be used. Any technician that did not fulfill the 5 hours before July 1st 2015 will need to do the two 3 hour code sessions (representing one per year).
    
Our gas renewal courses are set up so the technician can receive all six hours in one day or choose to do only one of the three hour courses. You can enroll for these classes on our Course list page, by selecting the Enroll today on that class description.
    
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What is a Trainee PDF
Gas Piping Installer PDF
Gas Equipment Installer PDF
Gas Service Technician PDF
NH State Website
Please contact the    
Bureau of Building Safety & Construction, Mechanical Safety Section, Gas Fitter & Plumber Licensing with any questions about your licensing needs at mechanical.info@dos.nh.gov or 603-223-4289

"Where can I take the New Hampshire state exam?"

Right here in Manchester at our facility, we utilize a company that enrolls people for the exams on line and then they come to our location to take it. The testers can choose what day they wish to take the exam, as long as it is within our office hours. The exam is a timed, 100 question, open book, computerized exam. Testers have three hours to complete the exam; can only use the NFPA 54 2009 codebook. No Phones or other materials are allowed in the testing room.

Testing fees and other requirements are posted on the testing website, click the link below to enroll! 


Please give one to two weeks notice of your testing date. Anything submitted within 72 hours of selected testing date is at risk of being denied.
​Students in the Gas License Code Combo will need to test after completion of each course to move on into the next. Testing fees are not included in the tuition. 

Click on this website to enroll for a testing time!​​​

Licening Renewal Policy

Renewal Application

"What do I need for my MA License Renewal?"

   
Like the State of NH, MA's License is on a two year cycle.  Unlike NH, they renewal date is set for all technicians to renew on the same date. 

Each year the state of MA issues a new code session, these sessions are numbered for easy recognition. Every other year ALL Gasfitters (and Plumbers) are required to renew their licensing by May 1st. For gasfitters, each session is 3 hours long; totaling out to 6 hours per renewal. 

The next renewal date is May 1st 2020. The sessions required for this renewal is Session 11 and Session 12.

Our MA Renewal classes are set up to run every other month for the first session of the renewal cycle and then every month from January to April for the second session of the renewal. See our Continuing Education page for course details!  
"Do I need both sessions for my first renewal, even if I just got it?"


The short answer is no, you do not need to do either session to renew for the first time. 

According to the MA Board of State Examiners of Plumbing and Gas Fitting CMR 248, under section 11.04: Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Requirements for Master and Journeymen Plumbers, Master and Journeyman Gasfitters and for Undiluted Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installers, there are several exemptions of the MCE. 

Number 4 states "The licensee was issued their license for the first time during the current renewal cycle. However, this exemption shall not relieve a journeyman plumber or gas fitter from the continuing education requirement during a renewal cycle in which they obtain a master's license;" 
Basically stating that a new licensee can skip these requirements only during the first renewal process, but will not be exempt if it is a Masters license because the licensee had a Journeyman's license prior to upgrading.

If you choose to skip these requirments you still need to process the paperwork to renew your license. The State of MA should mail out a renewal letter prior to the May renewal date. 
If you do not recieve a renewal letter prior to the May renewal date, you will need to contact the state and make sure they have the correct mailing address.


248 CMR: BOARD OF STATE EXAMINERS OF PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS

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MA Plumbing and Gas Website

MAKE IT A COMBO!
   Our combo courses allows a student to enroll for multiple classes at discounted rates! 
 
How it works: 

Choose the combo course you wish to take:
  •         Gas License and Service Program  - All four of our Gas Programs
  •           Gas License Code Combo - Only the Licensing portion of our Gas Programs

Then choose a starting date: 
The first course will start on this date, and the next course will start on the following starting date. The Student will complete one course and then complete the next, earning a separate certificate for each course! These course will run consecutively, with little to no break in between courses. 

R egistration Fee: 
$100 registration fee can be placed at time of enrollment. This will g uarantee a seat in the course and it is deducted from the total tuition cost. 

Payment plans: 
Gas License and Service Program - Total Tuition $5200, Down Payment: $700 Weekly Payment : $150 for 30 weeks out of 33 weeks. 

Gas License Code Combo - Total Tuiiton $3200, Down Payment: $400 Weekly Payment: $150 for 18 weeks out of 18 weeks. 
 
Down Payment: 
There is only one down payment that should be made prior to the first course's starting date. 

Weekly Payments: 
The weekly payments divide up the tuition for the duration of the course. These payments start the first week of the first course. 

Payment Types: 
We accept credit cards, checks and cash. 
Payments are able to be made at check in, over the phone, mailed in or set up for auto payment. 

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GAS STATE EXAMS

$100

EXAM FEE:
Come to our location to take your Gas License Exam provided by the NH Gasfitting Continuing Education Online. The computerized exam costs $100, payment can be made the day of the exam, and testers can use their NFPA 54 code book. If you do not have a book, they can be purchased in the school’s office. 
 
To enroll for a NH State Gas Exam at our location follow these steps:

1. Click on the NHgasfitter.com Logo below.
2. Click on “Gasfitting-exams” on the left hand side. 
3. Fill out the form and choose what date you wish to take the exam. 
(Please provide 1 to 2 weeks for the processing of your testing date)

Payment Types: 
We accept credit cards, checks and cash. 
Payments are able to be made at check in, over the phone, or mailed in. 

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MA GAS FITTERS PREP

$300

15 HOURS
TOTAL TUITION:
   This course is designed to provide Students with the necessary knowledge through highly skilled instructors to encourage the best possible opportunity for success as they prepare to sit for the Massachusetts State Gas Fitters license Examinations.
 

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