Certification of inspectors of thermodynamic systems and ventilation combined with heating (systems)


To be certified to inspect periodically thermodynamic systems with a power greater than 70 kW, the legislation provides for this act to be done by independent and qualified experts.

What is Inspectors of thermodynamic systems certification?

Qu'est-ce que

To perform the periodic inspection of thermodynamic systems and ventilation systems combined with heating requires skills that must be certified.

Terms and conditions 

  • Certificate of Qualification required to practise as a Thermodynamic and Ventilation Systems Inspector combined with heating (systems).  

Level of knowledge required 


The characteristics

Les caractéristiques

Employee or job searcher working in the hot/cold sector


Accréditation détaillée

This service is carried out under COFRAC accreditation (according to ISO 17024) for the certification of persons.

Cofrac_SYSTEME_MANAGEMENT_1 Accreditation n° 4-0521 - scope available on www.cofrac.fr.


Learn about our general conditions of certification (french version)


Steps and processes

Etapes et processus

Whatever the level of certification ("simple systems" or "simple and complex systems"), the certification process is similar.

Examens : 2 steps

You are evaluated on the basis of two exams, one theoretical and one practical.

  1. The theoretical exam, in the form of an MCQ and one hour long, covers the requirements of the "competence" decree (building, equipment, operation and sizing, regulations, improvement and proper use).
  2. The practical exam introduces the candidate to an individual inspection situation based on elements delivered and presented by the examiner.


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