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 Awareness I - Supervising in a Recreation Environment

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.

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



CIT Requisite Courses