Duct Leakage Testing

Duct Leakage Testing

Program Description

To comply with the International Energy Code, most states now require duct leakage testing for both new construction and retrofits. Duct leakage testing provides an in-depth understanding of duct leakage testing procedures, methods of expressing results, and terminology.


This program can be incorporated into any HVACR educational curriculum that teaches duct leakage testing, as part of your current program or can be used as a stand-alone course.

Wholesalers, manufacturers, and continuing education providers can use this program as a continuing education course to reinforce concepts in a 4-6-hour training program.

A Comprehensive Resource

Duct leakage testing seldom is included in HVACR text books. This program is a comprehensive resource provides students and practicing technicians an in-depth understanding of duct leakage testing procedures, methods of expressing results and terminology.

Areas of Competency

This program has been cross-walked or aligned to the HVAC Excellence Competency and Task List, to assist instructors in providing their students with the duct leakage testing skills necessary for employment in the HVACR industry.

Program Topics

  • Duct leakage testing methods for total leakage and leakage to the outside using a duct pressurization tester
  • Modified Blower Door Subtraction Method

Training Textbook

Duct Leakage Testing

© 2015 ESCO 52 Pages

Duct Leakage Testing covers:

  • Duct leakage testing methods or total leakage
  • Leakage to the outside using a duct pressurization tester
  • Modified blower door subtraction methods

Registered proctors can review a digital version of the manual by logging in and visiting the resource center.

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Instructor Resource Materials

PowerPoint presentation: The instructor resource materials include a 173-slide PowerPoint presentation that correlates directly with the training manual. Each slide within the presentation contains speaker notes that are designed to aid the instructor through the presentation and provide additional talking points.

Instructor Guide: Is a 32-page instructional supplement with course objectives and an estimated delivery time to keep the program on track. Answers to student worksheets are also included. Instructor resource materials are available through digital download or CD.


A written Duct Leakage Certification Exam is available to measure a person’s retained knowledge of Duct Leakage Testing.

Proctors can login to review candidate test results and access detailed statistical reports. These reports help instructors pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in their instruction. Additionally, these reports aid the program in preparing documentation for Perkins compliance.

Training Package

To accommodate the varying needs of each HVACR training program, this modular training package is available as a complete training solution (training manual, instructor resources and certification), or instructors can purchase the items separately. Registered proctors can login to view their educational discounts or call 800 726-9696 for additional information.