U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program
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.
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.