The Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is well known for its efforts to improve the lives of low-income American families through energy efficient home upgrades, but it also focuses on establishing a skilled and certified workforce. As part of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project, WAP collaborated with trainers and technicians from across the home performance industry to develop high-quality, nationally-recognized professional certifications. These new certifications cover the four most common home energy and weatherization job classifications: quality control inspectors, energy auditors, crew leaders, and retrofit installer technicians. The certification program requires professionals to demonstrate competency and know-how through a mix of prerequisites, training, and on-the-job experience. For the complete story, read the EERE Blog.