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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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.

The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project is a collaboration between DOE and the home energy performance industry. Learn more about the project and find project updates.

Information on:

  • Standard Work Specifications

    Industry-approved work specifications define acceptable outcomes for weatherization and home energy upgrades.

  • Home Energy Professional Certifications

    Workers who demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and technical proficiency by passing an accredited certification exam can become certified home energy professionals.

  • Accredited Training Centers

    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.