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Industry Training

The following courses are currently being offered:
(Click on a course to find out more information)

New Location

All classes are held at our new state-of-the-art training facility.
131 East Ames Ct. Plainview NY 11803 (ENTRANCE AND PARKING IN THE REAR)
Click Here For Directions.


Introduction To Oilheat

Basic Service Technician Course

Oilheat Service Technicians can now be nationally certified. In order to be qualified for Bronze Certification you must complete at least 80 hours of classroom training and pass a comprehensive examination.

This introductory course will provide both the basic theory and "hands on" program training needed for the proper development of an oil heat service technician. All attendees will receive NORA'S OILHEAT TECHNICIAN'S MANUAL. Domestic oil burners and oil heating systems will be thoroughly covered in both classroom lectures, as well as in our a fully-equipped, "state-of-the-art" heating lab located right here on Long Island. Review sessions prior to the Bronze Certification examination are also included.

As Seen In Newsday:
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Greg"I'm thrilled to be working in the Oilheat industry! I didn't need years of training to get my job; I took the basic course and I was hired. The pay is great, and so are the benefits, health insurance and pension plan. I don't have to invest a fortune in work clothes. I work close to home, and I use my service van to drive to and from work, so I don't need a second car. All in all, you can't beat a job like this for security, income and perks."

- Greg Neway, Fall 2006 Graduate
Wayne"I've been in the Oilheat industry for twenty years. I am NORA Gold Certified and I still take continuing education classes to sharpen my skills. In this industry, you always have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable knowledge to help further your career."

- Wayne Lawrence, Instructor, Introduction to Oilheat Class
Wayne currently teaches at an Oilheat Comfort Corp. facility.
What you'll learn:
  • Fuels, Combustion and Draft
  • Oil Burner Parts: Motors, pumps, pressure regulating valves, nozzles, fans and ignition systems.
  • Controls: Operating and limit controls, thermostats, hot water temperature controls, pressure controls, fan and limit controls. Primary controls, double and triple aquastats, relays and water feeders, etc.
  • Heating Systems: Steam, hot water, warm air.
  • Combustion Chamber: Sizing, materials, construction, pre-cast chambers, insulating and refractory types.
  • Installation of Tanks and Piping: Above-ground and buried tanks, gravity and suction systems, one and two pipe systems, fill and vent lines.
  • Wiring Control Systems
  • Oil Burner Servicing and Troubleshooting
  • Combustion and Efficiency Testing: CO2, draft, combustion, smoke readings, Use of combustion testing equipment.
Registration: Contact Oil Heat Comfort Corp @ 631-360-0200 or apply online.

Start Date / Time Course Title / Instructor / Dates Fee
Course Completed
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Intro to Oilheat
04/05/16 - 06/21/16


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NORA Gold Certification


The Gold Certification is for technicians to move beyond basic installation and repair as well as provide systems analysis of the house, advise customers on equipment needs and diagnose home comfort problems, as well as provide efficiency recommendations.

The program has eight modules of advanced training: Advanced Air Flow, Advanced Hydronics, Advanced Efficiency, Advanced Venting, Advanced Controls, Oil Tank Installation & Maintenance and BPI’s program Building Science Principles Reference Guide.

To achieve Gold status,Technicians are required to have a NORA Silver certification and an additional two years of experience working on oil burners beyond the three years required for Silver. Technicians must attend any four of the eight module classes and pass the test for each of the four.

An accompanying training manual for each has been published and can be purchased as part of the certification program or as a stand-alone self-learning guide.

The manuals are available for purchase at the NORA Marketplace.

All certified technicians (Gold/Silver/Bronze) may use the any Gold modules for CEUs can credit them towards their rectification. Each module carries six CEUs.

Gold certification will remain in effect until 5 years from the end of the year they passed the Gold Test and 24 NORA CEU’s mus be earned during the 5-year period for renewal.

Contact Oil Heat Comfort Corp @ 631-360-0200.

Start Date / Time Course Title / Instructor / Dates Fee
Course Completed
NORA Gold Hydronics
June 3, 2016

Dave Holdorf

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NORA Silver Certification

Technicians that have the requisite training and experience and have passed a test administered by a NORA approved state Oilheat trade organization certification program can be certified at the Silver Level.

You can become one of the very select techs in our entire industry to earn the distinction of the Silver Certification, so enroll today!

From the NORA Education Center online:

The silver certification program is based on the training publication The Oilheat Technician's Manual which provides effective guidance on basic design, safety, and repair of Oilheating equipment.
Registration: Contact Oil Heat Comfort Corp @ 631-360-0200

Start Date / Time Course Title / Instructor / Dates Fee
Course Completed
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
NORA Silver Certification Review & Test

John Levey
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Continuing Education

Electric Tech In order to enhance the training and skills acquired through your NORA certification, it is required that you complete 24 credit hours of continuing education classes in a five-year period. This ensures that your skills are maintained and keeps you up-to-date with the latest technologies.

Professional trainers and owners have developed a model curriculum for technicians, with the aim of increasing their technical proficiency and keeping them abreast of the latest developments in the following areas: air handling and distribution systems, hydronics and hot water and steam boilers, burners, test equipment, water heaters, electricity, controls, fuel, venting and customer service.

Technical classes feature practical, hands-on training in a fully-equipped, "state-of-the-art" laboratory located right here on Long Island.

Contact Oil Heat Comfort Corp @ 631-360-0200 or apply online.
All class registrations must be completed 7 days before the class.

Classes Given Every Spring

Start Date / Time Course Title / Instructor / Dates Fee
Course Completed
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
A/C Startup

Prof. Eugene Silberstein
Air conditioning season is just around the corner!
Course Completed
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
A/C Troubleshooting

Prof. Eugene Silberstein
Learn to effectively troubleshoot, diagnose and correct problems.
Course Completed
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Electrical Training for Oilheat Techs

Prof. Eugene Silberstein
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Course Completed
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Advanced Electrical Training

Prof. Eugene Silberstein
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