What Employers Look for in Home Energy Auditor Job Candidates

Last Updated:
Mon, 2017-11-06 13:29

As a green jobs training provider, Everblue frequently hears from employers looking to hire certified home energy auditors. Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of job postings, and many identify similar traits among desirable energy auditor candidates.

Here’s our breakdown of the most sought-after characteristics of home energy auditor job candidates:

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree preferred


  • 1-3 years working in residential construction



  • Computer proficiency
  • Intermediate level proficiency using Microsoft Office products
  • Cell phone with photo and texting capabilities


  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Own a reliable vehicle

Pre-Employment Testing

  • Pre-employment criminal screen, including driving and drug tests

Work Environment

  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Must have full range or mobility in upper and lower body
  • Ability to work in various positions and environments
  • Ability to lift, pull, and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical and program concepts to contractors, consumers, and other interested people or organizations
  • Problem solving and data interpretation skills
  • Strong customer service and client relationship management skills

Miscellaneous Behavioral Skills

  • Enthusiasm for energy conservation
  • Punctual
  • Responsible
  • Analytical abilities
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization skills
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Time management skills
  • Professional appearance

If you haven’t yet earned one of the home energy auditor certifications listed above, call us at 800-460-2575 or visit our Energy Auditor Training page to learn more about opportunities with BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater Certification.