The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program's (WAP) comprehensive Quality Work Plan establishes a benchmark for quality home energy upgrades. 

In this section, you will learn more about the Section 4: Exemptions requirement as it is outlined in Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) 22-4: Quality Work Plan Requirement Updates. Resources are listed at the bottom of this page to help you meet this obligation in the field.

Section 4: Exemptions

Programs which do not install envelope measures are exempt from the QCI certification requirement. Those Grantees are:

  • Hawaii
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands.

These Grantees must still comply with Section 1 and Section 3. Individuals performing inspections in these locations must be adequately trained and skilled to inspect in accordance with the Standard Work Specifications and DOE-approved Field Guide, Energy Audit Tool, or Priority List. Grantees should work with their DOE Project Officers to ensure that all aspects of the training plan meet the overall intent of this WPN.