NEW! Heat pump knowledge - compact and multilingual! 

WP-Online kompakt


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Enter the world of heat pumps with our latest e-learning programme. Compact, multilingual and specially designed for beginners and career changers designed to make learning easy and effective. The compact course consists of three interactive e-learning modules and a final test and was developed in cooperation with the German Heat Pump Association (BWP).


The new e-learning compact course consists of the three modules "Heat pump basics", "Heat pump fields of application" and "Heat pump practice" and concludes with a final examination. After successfully completing the exam, you will receive a certificate of qualification from the German Heat Pump Association (BWP), which confirms that you have acquired the basic theoretical knowledge required to plan and install a heat pump.

Details on the content of the learning modules included in the package can be found under the corresponding tabs WP Basics, WP Fields of Application and WP Practice.

It is also planned to submit the e-learning package "Heat Pump Online Compact" to the German Energy Agency (dena) for certification.

HP Basics

The "Heat pump basics" learning module covers the following topics:

  • Why are heat pumps so important?
  • What are the political goals in Germany?
  • What is a heat pump and how does it work?
  • What are refrigerants and what is described by the cycle?
  • What components does a heat pump have?
  • What heat sources are available for heat pumps?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different heat sources?
  • What are the components of the heat utilisation system?
  • What efficiency indicators are there?
  • How can the efficiency of the heat pump heating system be improved?

HP Application Fields

The learning module "Heat pump applications" covers the following topics:

  • How does the preparation of domestic hot water with a heat pump work?
  • What must be taken into account when preparing domestic hot water?
  • How large should the storage tank for domestic hot water be?
  • How can the heat pump be used for cooling in summer?
  • What is active cooling and what is passive cooling?
  • What are heating networks and what types of heating networks are there?
  • What is photovoltaics and how does it work?
  • Why is photovoltaics particularly suitable for combination with a heat pump?
  • What other combinations with a heat pump are possible?

HP Practice

The "Heat pump practice" learning module covers the following topics:

  • How do you choose the right heat pump?
  • How high must the output of the heat pump be?
  • What has changed in the dimensioning of bivalent systems?
  • What needs to be considered when installing and commissioning a heat pump system?
  • What needs to be taken into account when operating the heat pump?
  • How does heat pump maintenance work?
  • How often should maintenance be carried out?


This e-learning course is provided in German.