Home Energy Professional Certifications

This series covers the development and growth of the Home Energy Professional Certifications developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and administered by the Building Performance Institute.

How to Choose a QCI Training Center

Thu, 2015-06-11 11:14

Quality Control Inspector is a new home performance designation developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Building Performance Institute (BPI). A Quality Control Inspector specializes in interpreting audit results, analyzing retrofit solutions, and verifying compliance with standards.

HEP QCI Training Now IREC Accredited

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:08

We are excited to announce that our HEP Quality Control Inspector training has been approved and accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)! After a 7-month application and review process, IREC awarded accreditation on May 14, 2015. This marks Everblue’s 4th honor from IREC, with our other accredited courses being HEP Energy Auditor, Solar PV Installer, and Solar Sales Professional.

How BPI Quality Control Inspector Is Different

Thu, 2014-08-28 09:35

In a previous post, I reviewed the eligibility requirements for someone wondering how to become a Quality Control Inspector. One of these activities is to complete a training course specifically designed to prepare someone for the BPI Quality Control Inspector exams. You’ve probably noticed that I added BPI before the name of the exam. This is because the Building Performance Institute (BPI) has, so far, been the only organization named to provide this designation.

How to Earn a Quality Control Inspector Certification

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:30

One of the newest home energy certifications to surface is the Quality Control Inspector. This designation was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy with the intention of developing a highly skilled workforce in the residential energy upgrade industry. What’s exciting about this credential is that it presents an opportunity for renovation and growth in a way that’s never been seen before.

Is QCI Replacing Any of the BPI Certifications?

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:05

You may have heard that the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been working with BPI to create new certifications. These certifications are called Energy Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, Retrofit Installer Technician, and Crew Leader. These certifications will not replace the existing BPI certifications that we’ve all come to know and love.

Home Energy Professionals program accredited training

Tue, 2014-06-24 12:08

An Overview of the Home Energy Professionals Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has collaborated with technicians and trainers from across the home performance industry to fund the development of a national residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. This Home Energy Professionals Project creates standard work specifications, advanced professional certifications for workers, and accredited training programs.