2022 Crop Dryer Technician Training

Beverly Written by Beverly Leavitt October 19, 2022 Training & Education

Crop dryer technician training.

The Crop Dryer Technician Training has been in such high demand that CEEDA is offering it in 2022, ahead of the 2023 schedule.

When and where?

December 12-23, 2022

Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON

Who needs the training?

  • Installation and Service technicians for natural gas and propane appliances whose input exceeds 400,000 B.T.U.s must complete an accredited training program of approximately 800 hours plus extensive field experience. 
  • Any technician installing appliances whose input is under 400,000 B.T.U.s requires 660 hours of training. 
  • To install or service propane appliances in mobile homes or R.V.s, technicians must successfully complete a 104-hour program. 
  • As of August 1, 2008, regulatory changes to TSSA Fuels Regulations requires CDT Certificate holders to have a minimum of one year of experience before safely activating equipment.   

Who can register?

The upcoming program will be for personnel who are familiar with the operation and sequence of the standard natural gas/propane crop dryer. Our focus will be on the “gas train” and associated controls, not the mechanical operation of the other components.

The employer will confirm this in a Sample Work Experience Memo.

Download the Sample Work Experience Memo and Submit

Registration and fees

Registration and full payment must be received by CEEDA before November 1, 2022. Email the TSSA Application for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification and Work Experience Memo accompanied by the full payment to bev@ceeda.ca.

Cheques can be made payable to Canada East Equipment Dealers Association, Suite 623, 92 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 9J2. Visa and Mastercard are also accepted.

Cost for CEEDA Members: $3,975 + HST

Cost for Non-CEEDA Members: $4,375 + HST

  • Included in the fee are the following:
    • Codes (B149.2), Energy Act and Ontario Regulations
    • Two Student Training Manuals.
    • TSSA Examination and Crop Dryer Technician Certificate.
    • Expenses Pertaining to Instruction, Student Supplies, Meeting Room and Training Boards.
    • Cost of Instruction and Administration

Fees are non-refundable with the exception of program cancellation effected by CEEDA.  In the event CEEDA must cancel the program, 100% of fees paid will be refunded.

  • The length of the CDT Training program is 10 days and comes with a “No Invoice Guarantee”. Should the quality of the training not be acceptable, there is no charge.
  • Complaints must be registered with CEEDA within one week after program completion. CEEDA will sit in judgment of all complaints, and their decision will be final.


To help offset program costs, CEEDA highly recommends submitting a COJG application to be considered for funding as soon as possible. You may be eligible to receive 50% or more of the training costs.  I have included the link to the online application, you can start and save draft applications if you need any clarification.

Before you start an application, you will need the following information- this will also assist with the review process. For the purpose of the grant, the training provider is a Private Trainer, CEEDA. 

  • Employer/consortium contact information, including:
    • Contact name
    • Employer details (business name, address, number of employees, and year business registered)
    • Canada Revenue Agency number
  • Contact information of your training provider(s), including:
    • First-, second-, and third-choice training provider details
    • At least 2 quotes of other training providers and rationale as to why you are selecting the CEEDA course.  (In this case, CEEDA is the only TSSA approved training provider of the Crop Dryer Course in Ontario). 
      • Details of training costs, including:
        • Tuition or other training provider fees
        • Cost of textbooks, software, and other required materials
        • Mandatory student fees
        • Examination fees
        • Travel cost for incumbents and/or new hires
    • Canada Revenue Agency number of your first choice training provider (this information can be obtained from CEEDA instructor, Rick Finlay.  Cell # 416-457-5539)
  • Training details, including:
    • Number of incumbents (current staff) to be trained
    • Number of new hires to be trained

Class information

Classes will start at 8:00 AM and usually finish at 6:00 PM. There will be occasions when we will run later to meet the needs of any student.  Some homework assignments will be assigned and are required to complete the course.


The CDT Training Program will take place at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford. Overnight accommodation can be booked for your participating representatives with the hotel directly at:

P: (519)-275-2936 ext. 127

W: www.bestwestern.com/ca/ardenparkhotel or www.ardenpark.ca


Participating representatives will be responsible for providing their own meals.

Complimentary morning and afternoon coffee, tea and soft drinks will be provided by CEEDA each day.

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