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NORA Education at Eastern Energy Expo

The National Oilheat Research Alliance is offering multiple opportunities to earn Gold, Silver and Bronze certification continuing education credits (CEUs) at this year’s Eastern Energy Expo.
     The Expo, to be held at the Foxwoods Casino Resort, Mashantucket, CT, May 20-23, offers a wide array of technical education classes, including more than 20 offering NORA CEUs. Additionally, three NORA Gold courses will be presented: Advanced SteamAdvanced Controls and Advanced Venting.       Courses carry from one to six CEUs each.
     The NORA certification course requires 20 CEUs to upgrade from Bronze to Silver and 24 CEUs to keep Silver and Gold current.
     The classes are included in the Eastern Energy Expo’s Full Conference Registrationpackage as well as the Technical Track Only registrations.
     In addition to the CEU courses, NORA will be presenting two additional programs, What’s new with NORA Education,Training & New Technology andOilheat-Bioheat-Future/How do We Move Forward. 
A NORA Board of Directors meeting will held on Tuesday, May 22 at noon.
     Registration for EEE and the NORA courses is at

NORA certified courses at EEE

Advanced Steam
Evaluating Existing Duct
Water Quality with Caleffi
Advanced Controls
Next Generation Tankless Coil & Venting
Saving Customers Fuel & Adding Comfort 
From Truck to Tank to Burner
The Dos and Don’ts of Near Boiler Piping
Conduct, How do you Represent Yourself & Your Company
Pipe it Right…It Matters

The Smartest Diagnostic Oil Primary

Roth Tank Certification

Advanced Venting
Venting Heating Appliances Safety & Code
Low Voltage Wiring
Air Quality – Why IAQ
Future of Hydronics/Condensing Boiler
Best Economizing Strategy for Modern Residential Boiler Controls
Connectivity and Internet of Things
Honeywell Controls
Steam Boiler Replacement Done Right
Ways to Add Hydronic System Efficiency & Performance
Carbon Monoxide Safety


Learning just got easier @NORAweb

[ezcol_1half]Oilheat technician training is a priority of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA). The requirement for training is actually written in the Federal law authorizing NORA. Now it is easier than ever to participate in the NORA Certified Technician program, keep track of your certifications and training, and access online courses.

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NORA adds two new online Video Courses

NORA has added two new online video courses at its education website,

The courses come to NORA through two of the leading manufacturers of heating System components; Taco, Cranston, RI and Honeywell, Golden Valley, MN.

  • The Taco course is titled: How and Why to Use Outdoor Reset
  • The Honeywell course is titled: Universal Oil Burner Primary Control R7284U

The courses each carry 2 continuing education credits (CEUs) that can be used for NORA Oilheat Technician Certification Program re-certification.


Oilheat Technicians Manual now available at no cost.

Oilheat technicians and students can now access NORA’s entire Oilheat Technicians Manual without payment as part of NORA’s education and training mandate. 
     The manual, originally released in 2008, is the textbook for the NORA Silver Certification program and contains more than 360 pages of detailed descriptions, procedures and trouble shooting on all topics relating to oilheating. The seventeen chapters are clearly illustrated with hundreds of color illustrations, photos, diagrams and charts. 
     The Oilheat Technicians Manual can be downloaded, chapter-by-chapter in .pdf format or opened and browsed in a visually appealing, searchable “page flip” format here
     NORA has decided to make the manual available at no cost to students and technicians as part of its mission to, as NORA’s president John Huber says, “get as much good information into as many hands as possible; as easily as possible.” 
     The manual has already sold more than 12,000 copies in its printed form and is the required textbook for many technical schools’ oilheating curriculum. 
     The manual can also be purchased in its printed and bound version at