Objectives of the WETT program:
- 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.
How do I get a WETT inspection and / or a WETT certificate?
Answer: You can have a WETT inspection on your appliance but appliances can never be WETT certified!
We frequently get requests for a "WETT Certificate,” a "WETT Certification,” a "WETT Approval" or asked if it's a "WETT Certified installation.” We also get requests for companies that are “WETT Certified.” All of which are incorrect. What should be issued is an inspection report, done by someone who is WETT certified. This is a common misconception we are working hard to clear up.
Many insurance companies are insisting that the inspection of wood-burning appliances and equipment be performed by someone who is WETT certified. The installation and maintenance of wood-burning appliances is not regulated in Canada.
We train people who wish to get involved with the sale, installation, inspection and maintenance of wood-burning appliances. Once people complete our training program and declare experience, they become WETT certified in the specific area they sought training for. WETT certification implies that they have met the educational and experience requirements.