HEP Quality Control Inspector Course Details

All Weatherization Agencies Using DOE Funds Must Hire a Certified QCI

Starting January 1, 2015, all organizations using Department of Energy funding to run a Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) must have a certified Home Energy Professionals (HEP) Quality Control Inspector on staff to manage the process.

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3 Days of Live, In-Person Training
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HEP QCI Practice Exam
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Proctored Exam: HEP QCI Written Exam  ($300 value)
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HEP Quality Control Inspector Training Details

Course Description: Learn how to perform the tasks of a Quality Control Inspector! A quality control inspector is a residential energy efficiency professional who ensures the completion, appropriateness, and quality of energy upgrade work by conducting a methodological audit/inspection of the building, which includes performing safety and diagnostic tests and observing the work. A quality control inspector is also responsible for making sure a home is in compliance with government regulations, best practices, and applicable codes. They ensure customer satisfaction through interviews and feedback on the retrofit work done to their home.

Prerequisites: HEP Energy Auditor Certification. In addition, candidates seeking the HEP QCI certification must have the following qualifications:

  • This individual must also achieve a minimum of 40 points from any combination of the following activities: industry experience specific to being an inspector (maximum 20 points), industry experience as a crew leader (5 points) or energy auditor (10 points), building experience (maximum 10 points), training from an industry-specific training center (maximum 10 points), or RESNET/BPI industry certifications (maximum 10 points).
  • Candidates will be deemed qualified after completing an application and receiving an invitation letter from BPI.

Audience: The course is ideal for Weatherization Assistance Program staff, weatherization and insulation contractors, energy efficiency business owners, and anyone wanting to learn more about quality assurance in the home performance industry.

Learning Objectives:

This course is aligned with the technical standards that comprise the HEP Quality Control Inspector program. This course covers the following topics:

  • Understanding how to conduct in-process quality assurance inspections
  • Understanding how to conduct post-work visual and sensory inspections
  • Ability to perform post-work diagnostic inspections for health and safety
  • Assess and ensure worker professionalism
  • Verifying compliance with program or project requirements
  • Evaluating customer satisfaction


How to Become an HEP Quality Control Inspector

To earn this designation, a candidate must:

  • Earn the HEP Energy Auditor Certification first
  • Pass the HEP Quality Control Inspector written exam