The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project helps establish a national residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. The project creates standard work specifications, advanced professional certifications for workers, and accredited training programs.
Industry-approved work specifications define acceptable outcomes for weatherization and home energy upgrades.
Workers who demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and technical proficiency by passing an accredited certification exam can become certified home energy professionals.
Standardized training programs ensure that individuals receive the proper training to do the quality work defined in the Standard Work Specifications for Home Energy Upgrades.