Certified Ice Technician (CIT)

Certified Ice Technician (CIT)

To qualify for the CIT designation you must:

    • hold “Individual Membership” in the ORFA
    • have a minimum Grade 12 education
    • have a minimum of two years full-time work experience in refrigeration operations, ice making and maintenance
    • have completed the following ORFA-approved courses with a minimum 60% passing grade:
      • Basic Arena Refrigeration (or Advanced Refrigeration Facility Operator or TSSA’s Refrigeration Operator Class “B” Certification)
      • Ice Making and Painting Technologies
      • Ice Maintenance and Equipment Operations
      • Legal 1

All CIT holders are required to recertify every five years. CIT designation holders may recertify by way of the following options:

    • Collect and log a minimum of 50 professional development credits OR
    • Participate in the CIT Recertification Course and write the exam OR
    • Write the online CIT challenge exam OR
    • Participate in the Professional Ice Maker course and write the exam.

ORFA Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation is recognized by:



CIT Requisite Courses