WETT - Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc.

WETT,Wood,Energy,Technology,Transfer,IncWood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. (WETT Inc.) is a non-profit training and education association managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by holders of valid WETT certificates. Through its administrative designate, WETT Inc. functions as the national registrar of the WETT program. Through professional training and public education, WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada.

In carrying out its mandate to promote increased safety and effectiveness, WETT Inc. maintains the Wood Energy Technical Training program (WETT). The program is
designed to:

  • provide training to those who offer wood energy products and installation and maintenance services to the public and to those who conduct inspections of wood burning systems,

  • confirm and recognize the knowledge and skills acquired through field experience, self-study and successful completion of WETT courses by issuing certificates of qualification,

  • provide training to specialty audiences as the need and demand arises.

The WETT system consists of several courses recognizing the various types of work done by wood energy professionals. Certification is achieved by completing courses to earn educational credits. A technical reference manual has been prepared to assist trainees in preparing for courses and as a reference manual for certificate holders.

WETT trained professionals must abide by a code of ethics requiring professionalism in all aspects of their work. The installation and maintenance of wood burning appliances is not regulated in Canada. As a non-profit training and educational association, WETT does not oversee, nor is it responsible for, the workmanship of its members. As such, WETT does not act as a regulator. WETT does maintain internal processes to address breaches of our code of ethics, however WETT cannot become involved in resolving consumer disputes.

Objectives of WETT

  • To develop, maintain, promote and deliver professional training courses within the framework of the Wood Energy Technical Training Program (WETT) for practitioners of trades related to the sale, installation, maintenance and inspection of systems using wood and other biomass fuels.

  • To maintain a registry containing the names of holders of valid WETT certificates and those who are students under the program.

  • To foster and promote among certificate holders the highest level of professional conduct in the delivery of services to the public.

  • To encourage and promote the safe and efficient use of wood energy through the distribution of public information materials and through collaboration with government agencies and related industries.

  • To foster and promote research and education in utilization of wood as a source of energy.

  • To promote the interests and activities of the members of the organization in a reasonable and legal manner.

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of issues of importance or interest to the members and to share information and opinions for the mutual benefit of the members.

  • To carry on such other activities as may, from time to time, be ordered by the Board of Directors of the organization and which are consistent with these objectives

Code Of Ethics

WETT Inc. issues certificates of qualification to candidates who have the required amount of relevant field experience, have completed specified courses of study and have achieved a passing grade on examinations designed to test competence in the required skill areas. To maintain wett* certification in good standing, including the right to use the wett logo on letterhead and advertising, the person must renew his or her certification annually, complete courses in the wett continuing education series from time to time as required and comply with the terms of the wett

  • A certificate holder will protect the rights and safety of others and use reasonable skill and judgment while engaged in the practice of wood energy technical work in accordance with the terms and conditions of wett certification.

  • A certificate holder will not knowingly contravene any federal, provincial or municipal law, regulation or by-law relating to the sale, installation, inspection or maintenance of woodburning systems.

  • A certificate holder will not knowingly sign or issue a false or misleading certificate, report or other document.

  • A certificate holder will not make a false, exaggerated or misleading statement as to the scope or nature of the technical, inspection or advisory work provided.

  • A certificate holder will not make a false or malicious statement or publication that injures the professional reputation of another holder of a valid wett certificate.

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