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Update on Voluntary Work Specifications for Energy Upgrades/Register for Pilot Certifications

Tuesday, May 22, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Herman
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Update on Voluntary Standard Work Specifications for Energy Upgrades

Industry and public collaboration is essential to the success and effectiveness of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project. The standard work specifications for the three housing types are available as follows:

Final public review of the Standard Work Specifications for Manufactured Housing Energy Upgrades opened on May 8, 2012. This review will remain open until June 8, 2012.

Public review of the Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Energy Upgrades closed on May 4, 2012.  All comments will be reviewed and integrated if appropriate. Final review of this document is scheduled to open fall 2012.

Final public review of the Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Energy Upgrades closed on May 15, 2012.  All comments will be reviewed and integrated if appropriate.

To review these documents, please create an account using the commenting tool.


Pilot Certification Open: Register Now

Registration for the four new Home Energy Professional certifications is still open.  These certifications are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and offered through the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI).  They focus on the most common job classifications in the home energy upgrade industry: energy auditor, retrofit installer, crew leader, and quality control inspector. 

BPI will pilot written and field practical exams for the new certifications beginning in June. The results of the pilot test cycle will be used to set passing scores for the national exams, scheduled to roll out this fall.  Candidates who take the pilot exam and meet the passing requirements will be amongst the first group of professionals to earn these certifications.

Registration information, exam prerequisites and FAQs for the pilot certification exams are available at: Scheduling for pilot exams begins this month, so interested individuals should submit their applications now!

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