Gold Certification is designed to enable technicians to move beyond basic installation and repair and achieve the highest NORA certification.

To achieve Gold status, Technicians are required to have a NORA Silver certification, a minimum of five years experience working on Oilheat systems and to complete of a minimum of four of the Advanced Training modules.

The modules are: Advanced Air Flow, Advanced Hydronics,  Advanced Efficiency, Advanced Venting, Advanced Controls, Oil Tank Installation & Maintenance and BPI’s program Building Science Principles Reference GuideAn accompanying training manual for each module 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 Store or they can be viewed and downloaded at no cost here.

In addition, the required course, Bioheat® Technical Guidance (NOR-109-1), must be completed. It is available in the online courses at

Gold certification will remain in effect for 5 years and 24 NORA CEU’s and Bioheat® Technical Guidance (NOR-109-1) must be earned during that period for renewal.