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Workforce Development

Helping you train and equip the industry’s workforce.

BPA empowers businesses and enables communities to upskill and expand their energy-efficiency workforce by providing valuable tools, growth opportunities, and training options.

Services & Resources We Offer

Registered Apprenticeships

For Contractors & WAP

Apprenticeships are a proven tool for employers to recruit and train a skilled workforce while providing individuals with an earn-while-you-learn approach to career development. BPA has developed an Energy Specialist Apprenticeship Program to help expand the clean energy workforce.

State-Level Workforce Needs Assessments

For State Energy Offices & Government

BPA conducts needs assessments that outline workforce gaps, barriers, and customized recommendations to solve those issues. Completed state assessments include Delaware, Maine, Virginia, and West Virginia, and one is currently ongoing in Kentucky.


Building Science Principles Training

For Trainers & Educators

Designed for educators, this training is a starting point for those aspiring to enter the field of residential energy efficiency. It guides career seekers into the world of home efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality.

AmeriCorps VISTA

For WAP, Nonprofits, and State Energy Offices

BPA partners with the AmeriCorps VISTA program to build up the energy efficiency workforce by placing individuals in service to BPA partners.


Professional Development

For Individuals

Explore curated professional development resources designed to enhance your skills and propel your career in the home performance industry.

Career Path Videos

For Contractors, Nonprofits, and WAP

The home performance industry is exploding with jobs and opportunities, and BPA has created videos to help spread the word. Use them for recruitment, training, and education.

Guide to Working with the Weatherization Assistance Program

For Contractors

A comprehensive guide that equips contractors with the knowledge and resources needed to succeed in the Weatherization Assistance Program. The guide covers essential topics, from business management and technical skills to customer service and compliance.

Education for All

Training Library

Our training library is the industry’s centralized hub for home and building performance training and education. Browse our extensive library for certification training, continuing education opportunities, exam preparation, on-the-job learning, and more.

Resource Library

Our resource library includes a compilation of home performance resources, including downloadable PDFs, webinar playbacks, industry reports, and videos.

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