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REE Training Courses

Residential Energy Efficiency (REE) Training Courses

Course cost: $100

Course description:  This one day course introduces students to ventilation using a house-as-a-system approach. Students will gain a basic understanding of building science in addition to ventilation. Students are instructed in both classroom and lab settings to ensure understanding of different ventilation strategies and how they relate to the house as a system. The class curriculum is suitable for weatherization auditors, crews and those seeking a better understanding of ventilation and basic building science.

Continuing education units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 3.25 BPI CEUs and 8 Kentucky HVAC CEUs.
Cost: $1,250

Course description:  This course aligns with the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst Professional standards for residential energy auditing. This one week course introduces students to various components of building science, including combustion safety, blower door testing, energy analysis, home performance assessment and effective communication with clients. Students learn how heat, moisture and air move through buildings and the impacts they can have on efficiency and durability as well as health and safety. Students take one written test at the conclusion of the class. Upon successful completion of the course work, students will receive a certificate of completion. This course is designed to prepare students to challenge the BPI Building Analyst certification exams and is suitable for those with some experience in the field as auditors or those with backgrounds in residential construction.

Course objectives:  Students will be able to conduct basic residential energy evaluations and incorporate building science into their role in the construction of residential buildings.

Skills taught:  Students will develop skills in blower door testing, combustion safety, and home performance assessment.

Prerequisites:  None.

Grading criteria and passing score:  Students must pass the final exam with a score of 80% or higher. If a student does not pass the exam, he or she will be allowed to retake the exam in accordance with REE’s Retesting Policy.

Note:  the BPI Building Analyst certification is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $250

Course description:  The BPI Building Analyst (BA) written exam is one of two components of the BPI BA certification; the certification consists of both a written and a field (hands-on) exam. Candidates are allowed 2 hours to complete the written exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Note:  the BPI BA field examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost $500

Course description:  The BPI Building Analyst (BA) field exam is the hands-on component of the BPI BA certification; the certification consists of both a field (hands-on) and written exam. Candidates are allowed 2 hours to complete the field exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Note:  the BPI BA written examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Course Cost: $200

Course description:  The two day CAZ/Zonals training teaches students to diagnose health and safety issues where combustion appliances are in use. CAZ testing is designed to ensure there is no leakage of flammable fuels or combustion gases into the living space and that appliances are functioning in a safe and efficient manner. Students also receive instruction on performing and understanding zonal diagnostics to determine house and duct leakage areas.

Continuing education units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 3.25 BPI CEUs and 16 Kentucky HVAC CEUs.
Course Cost: $1,750 IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) Accreditied Training Provider

Course description:  This course is based on a National Renewable Energy Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy Job Task Analysis (JTA) of the same name. The one week Crew Leader course is designed to ensure quality through supervision of the installation and performance of weatherization measures defined in each project’s work scope developed during the auditing/estimating process. Students are taught to ensure quality installation of weatherization measures through oversight of crew member performance. Students will take one written and two hands-on tests 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) Crew Leader certification exams and is suitable for those with field experience as a Crew Leader or Retrofit Installer Technician.

Course objectives:  Perform diagnostic testing, manage crew and contractors, ensure job site safety, communication with clients and crew, workload management, oversight of retrofit installation.

Skills taught:  Students will develop skills in basic building science, interpreting results from diagnostic equipment, job site management, identifying safety hazards, and communication with clients and crew.

Prerequisites:  To enroll in this course students must submit a valid Adult CPR/First Aid/AED certification to Residential Energy Efficiency (REE) and pass a Crew Leader pre-test with a score of 80% or higher. This pre-test assesses their literacy levels, understanding of basic math, and understanding of basic building science.

Grading Criteria and Passing Score The exam consists of three sections: one written and two 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’s Retesting Policy.

Grading Plan
1. Written Section:  75 points (60 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)

Continuing education units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 8.75 BPI CEUs.

Note:  the BPI Home Energy Professional Crew Leader certification is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $250

Course description:  The BPI HEP Crew Leader (CL) written exam is one of two components of the BPI HEP Crew Leader certification; the certification consists of both a written and a field (hands-on) exam. Candidates are allowed 2 hours to complete the written exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Prerequisites:  Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Crew Leader Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI's website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note:  the BPI HEP Crew Leader field examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $650

Course description:  The BPI HEP Crew Leader field exam is the hands-on component of the BPI HEP Crew Leader (CL) certification; the certification consists of both a field (hands-on) and written exam. Candidates are allowed 4.5 hours to complete the field exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Prerequisites:  Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Crew Leader Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI’s website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note:  the BPI HEP Crew Leader written examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Course Cost: $3,995

Course description:  This four week course prepares students to perform pre- and post-inspection services within Kentucky's DOE funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). With an emphasis on health and safety requirements, the course aligns with federal WAP standardized curricula for Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector courses while delving deeper into WAP-specific program policy and procedures. Students who pass the course are afforded provisional working status within the Kentucky WAP network.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 120 BPI CEUs.
Course Cost: $2,995

Course description:  This course is based on a National Renewable Energy Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy Job Task Analysis (JTA) of the same name. This two week course teaches students to evaluate the energy efficiency, health and safety of a home and to use diagnostic equipment to identify areas for energy savings. Students learn to use modeling software to produce an audit report and develop a prioritized scope of work for the customer. 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) Energy Auditor certification exams and is suitable for those with little or no experience in the field.

Course objectives:  Perform combustion testing and calculate combustion air needed; perform duct testing; proper use of blower doors; identification of various heat systems; assessment of building envelope

Skills taught:  Students will develop skills in communications, basic math, blower door testing, zonal diagnostics, combustion appliance diagnostics and worst case scenario testing.

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:  50 points (40 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 Tester Hands-On Section:  15 points (12 points to pass)

Continuing education units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 18.75 BPI CEUs.

Note:  the BPI HEP Energy Auditor certification is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $250

Course description:  The BPI HEP Energy Auditor (EA) written exam is one of two components of the BPI HEP Energy Auditor certification; the certification consists of both a written and a field (hands-on) exam. Candidates are allowed 2.5 hours to complete the written exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Prerequisites:  Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Energy Auditor Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI's website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note: 
the BPI HEP Energy Auditor field examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $650

Course description:  The BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector field exam is the hands-on component of the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector (QCI) designation; the certification consists of both a field (hands-on) and written exam. Candidates are allowed 3.5 hours to complete the field exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Prerequisites: Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Quality Control Inspector Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI's website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note:  the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector written examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Course Cost: $350

Course description:  This course covers three broad topics with each topic presented in a 3-hour block of instruction. Topics covered in this course are Mobile Homes, Site-Built Homes and Heat Pump Diagnostics. The majority of the class is spent in our state-of-the-art training labs reviewing and practicing the skills needed to complete a successful energy audit. The class curriculum is suitable for energy professionals with a basic knowledge of heat pumps, building science and energy efficiency assessment.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 4.5 BPI CEUs.
Course Cost: $1,750

Course description:  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.

Course objectives:  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.

Note: the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector certification is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $250

Course description:  The BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector written exam is one of two components of the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification; the certification consists of both a written and a field (hands-on) exam. Candidates are allowed 2.5 hours to complete the written exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor. Prerequisites: Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Quality Control Inspector Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI's website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note:  the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector field examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $650

Course description:  The BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector field exam is the hands-on component of the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector (QCI) designation; the certification consists of both a field (hands-on) and written exam. Candidates are allowed 3.5 hours to complete the field exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Prerequisites: Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Quality Control Inspector Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI's website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note:  the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector written examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Course Cost: $750

Course description:  This two day refresher course allows QCI candidates to take practice exams in preparation for the BPI HEP QCI certification field practical and written exams.

Note:  the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector certification is a separate test with an additional fee.
Course Cost: $100

Course description:  This one day course teaches the fundamentals of air movement in residential structures and explores how ventilation relates to overall air leakage. Participants learn equipment setup of blower doors and duct testers including proper manometer and hose setup; equipment readings are compared to both the 2009 and 2012 codes. This course covers the major leakage areas found in homes and typical solutions.

Course Objectives: Understand basic building science, whole house infiltration testing, duct testing procedures, distribution system leakage and leakage to the outside.

Skills taught:  Proper setup of blower doors, proper use of duct testers and proper interpretation of equipment readings.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 3.75 BPI CEUs and 8 Kentucky HVAC CEUs.

Note:  the BPI Home Infiltration and Duct Leakage certification is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $300

Course description:  The BPI Building Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) field exam consists of the set up and preparation of the blower door as well as a duct pressurization test, performing total system leakage, leakage to outside and general analysis. Candidates are allowed 1.5 hours to complete the field exam; the passing mark for the exam is 85%. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.
Course Cost: $950

Course description:  In this four day course students learn to use Windows-based National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) software. These advanced energy audit computer programs identify the cost-effective energy efficiency retrofit measures needed in a home. The software for use in site-built single-family homes (NEAT) and mobile homes (MHEA) was designed to consider local climate, retrofit costs, fuel costs and specific construction details to calculate the cost-effectiveness of retrofit measures.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 14.25 BPI CEUs.
Course Cost: $1,750 IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) Accreditied Training Provider

Course description:  This course is based on a National Renewable Energy Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy Job Task Analysis (JTA) of the same name. This one week course teaches proper installation of products and services related to energy efficiency in existing homes. The course covers residential envelope air sealing, HVAC duct sealing, insulation, windows and doors, mechanical ventilation and roofing upgrades in single-family homes and small multi-family housing. 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) Retrofit Installer Technician certification exams and is suitable for weatherization crews, retrofit workers, and those seeking a better understanding of basic building science and energy efficiency.

Course objectives:  Understanding of basic building science, proper use of materials and tools, proper use of safety equipment, proper installation of retrofit measures.

Skills taught:  Students will develop their skills in basic building science, installation of work measures, air sealing and insulation techniques, safety procedures and 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 two sections: written and hands-on. The student 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:  70 points (56 points to pass)
2. Hands-On Section:  10 points (8 points to pass)

Continuing education units (CEUs):  This course is approved for 8.75 BPI CEUs.

Note:  the BPI HEP Retrofit Installer Technician certification is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $250

Course description:  The BPI HEP Retrofit Installer Technician (RIT) written exam is one of two components of the BPI HEP RIT certification; the certification consists of both a written and a field (hands-on) exam. Candidates are allowed 2 hours to complete the written exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Prerequisites: Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Retrofit Installer Technician Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI's website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note:  the BPI HEP RIT field examination is a separate test with an additional fee.
Cost: $650

Course description:  The BPI HEP Retrofit Installer Technician (RIT) field exam is the hands-on component of the BPI HEP RIT certification; the certification consists of both a field (hands-on) and written exam. Candidates are allowed 4 hours to complete the field exam. All exams are video recorded by the test proctor.

Prerequisites:  Candidates must meet the prerequisites outlined in the BPI Retrofit Installer Technician Certification Scheme Handbook available on BPI’s website and apply to BPI for approval to challenge the exam. Individuals who have received written approval from BPI may apply for the examination.

Note:  the BPI HEP RIT written examination is a separate test with an additional fee.