Course Cost: $1,750
This course is based on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy Job Task Analysis (JTA) of the same name. In this five day course students will learn to verify the compliance of retrofit work performed based on work plans and standards. The course teaches students to use diagnostic equipment to conduct audits and inspections, and develop reports that specify corrective actions to achieve optimal whole-house home performance. Students will take one written and one hands-on test at the conclusion of the class. Upon successful completion of the course work and tests, each student will receive a certificate of completion. This course is designed to prepare students to challenge the BPI Home Energy Professional (HEP) Quality Control Inspector certification exams and is suitable for those with field experience as an auditor or crew leader.
Assess in-progress and post-work quality, perform post-work inspections, inspect building envelope, gauge compliance with project requirements, perform post-work diagnostics, ensure professionalism of crew.Skills taught:
Students will develop skills in blower door testing, pressure pan testing, combustion appliance diagnostics, work quality assessment, communication with clients and crews, and much more.Prerequisites:
Students must complete an online pre-test administered through ClassMarker; a score of 80% or higher is required for admission to the class.
Grading Criteria and Passing Score
The exam consists of four sections: one written and three hands-on. Students must pass each section with an 80% score or higher. If a student does not pass a section, he or she will be allowed to retake that particular section in accordance with REE Retesting Policy.Grading Plan
1. Written Section: 65 points (52 points to pass)
2. Blower Door Hands-On Section: 21 points (17 points to pass)
3. CAZ Hands-On Section: 35 points (28 points to pass)
4. Duct Testing Hands-On Section: 15 points (12 points to pass)
Continuing education units (CEUs):
This course is approved for 8.75 BPI CEUs.
the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector certification is a separate test with an additional fee.