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DOE: WAP Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals including Standard Work Specifications for Home Energy Upgrades, and Home Energy Professional certifications along with accreditation of energy-efficiency training programs.

Weatherization is always critical to introducing and deploying technology and facilitating greater industry adoption. An entire industry—the home performance industry—is based on the skills perfected by weatherization. Over the past five years, the weatherization network and the private sector have established the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals (GHEP) including Standard Work Specifications for Home Energy Upgrades (SWS), and Home Energy Professional certifications along with accreditation of energy-efficiency training programs.

Weatherization agencies also create a market for American manufacturing, using products and equipment from local sources, benefitting the business community in the regions they serve. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has created an industry producing new jobs and technologies, all while helping the most vulnerable families in America.

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Standard Work Specifications

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

Home Energy Professionals Credentials

Workers who demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and technical proficiency by passing an accredited certification exam.

Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Accredited Training

Standardized training programs ensure that individuals receive the proper training to do the quality work defined.

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DOE: State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants

The State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants makes $200 million available to state energy offices so they can train, test, and certify residential energy efficiency and electrification contractors.

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Weatherization Installer Job Aids and Single-Family Interactive 3D House

Weatherization job aids are step-by-step visual guides created to assist home energy professionals with effective, durable, and safe energy efficiency upgrades.

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DOE: WAP Standard Work Specifications

Visit the WAP Standard Work Specifications (SWS) webpage for a free online tool and industry guide that defines the minimum acceptable outcomes for home energy upgrades.