AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College is offering free heat pump installer training March 13 to 17 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information and links to register are available at

The 40-hour course meets Efficiency Maine requirements to qualify for rebates, financing and sales leads. Using classroom and hands-on lab instruction, it covers how to professionally install heat pump indoor units, outdoor units and line sets. Students will get hands-on experience installing state-of-the-art HVAC systems that are revolutionizing heating and cooling.

Students successfully completing this course and the separately offered CMCC EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Handling may qualify to work for the hundreds of Maine contractors installing heat pumps statewide.

CMCC is an Efficiency Maine registered trainer for heat pump installer training.

Access to desktop, laptop or tablet with internet connection is needed. Desktop computers are available on campus at CMCC.


After this training, EPA Refrigeration 608 will be offered March 24 from 1 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. The fee for the class is $195.

The training is funded by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program. Participants are eligible for one training and must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma, GED, or HiSet, and be a U.S. citizen and/or authorized to work in the U.S. A criminal background check will be required.

Additionally, candidates in Maine Jobs and Recovery Program-funded programs must be a dislocated, unemployed, or underemployed worker, or someone whose job has been adversely affected by COVID-19. Underemployed can be considered as working part time but looking for full-time work or working in an occupation below one’s skill set.

For more information or to register, contact Central Maine Community College’s Center for Workforce & Professional Development at [email protected] or 207-755-5280.

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