Program

The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Quality Control Inspector (QCI) course is a comprehensive, 5-day training designed to prepare students to challenge the Written and Field Exams for the HEP QCI Certification. This Certification is based on the QCI Job Task Analysis, an industry-led collaboration directed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which defines the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job of a Quality Control Inspector working in the Weatherization or Home Performance industries.

To achieve the QCI Certification, a student must receive a passing score on both the Written and Field Examinations. Students seeking this Certification must meet additional prerequisites in order to qualify to challenge the exams (see Prerequisites section below) and must provide proof of approval from BPI in order to take the exams.

Please note that for this course, the cost of the Written and Field Exams is NOT included in the price and must be paid for and scheduled separately.

Learn

After successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to conduct in-process and post-work quality assurance inspections, conduct diagnostic and health and safety tests, assess worker professionalism, verify compliance with common Home Performance and Weatherization program requirements, and evaluate client satisfaction.

Earn

This training has been approved for 8 BPI Continuing Education Units. Upon successful completion of this training, students will receive a Southface Certificate of Completion and a BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector Certification.

Program Offerings

Thirty-two hours of training by certified BPI Professionals
Access to Math Basics and Basics of Building Science online learning mondules
Interactive activities
Blower door & pressure differential diagnostic testing
Duct pressurization & pressure pan testing
Ventilation flan flow rate measurement
Combustion safety testing (spillage, draft, CO, gas leaks)

Pricing

Price: Course: $1700
Member Price: Course: $1600
Course + Written Exam Price: $1925
Course + Written Exam + Field Exam Price: $2525

Course Requirements

Since this course covers a wealth of material in a limited time, it is strongly recommended that students possess a BPI Building Analyst Professional certification and/or have extensive related industry experience. Students should be competent in basic mathematics, construction terminology, and possess basic computer operation skills prior to attending this training.

Online Learning Modules: Basics of Building Science, Math Basics (access provided upon registration)

Students seeking the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector Certification must meet specific work experience prerequisites. A detailed list of prerequisites can be found here: BPI Prerequisites

Students seeking the BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector Certification must apply directly with BPI and receive approval to challenge the exams. The BPI Approval Letter must be provided to Southface prior to challenging any exams. The application and instructions for applying may be found here: BPI Quality Control Inspector Application

FAQ

How much is this course?
This course is $1700 and $1600 for Southface members.
Are the Written and Field exams included in the price for this course?
No. If students pay for, and are approved to challenge the exams, there will be an opportunity to challenge the HEP QCI Certification Written Exam.
How much are the written and field exams?
The course plus the written Exam costs $1925. And the course plus the written exam and field exam costs $2525.
Will I achieve the QCI Certification after I complete this course?
To achieve the QCI Certification, a student must receive a passing score on both the Written and Field Examinations. Students seeking this Certification must meet additional prerequisites in order to qualify to challenge the exams (see Prerequisites section above) and must provide proof of approval from BPI in order to take the exams.
I'm interested in taking this course. When will the next BPI Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspector be scheduled?
This course is scheduled based on demand. Fill out this form and let us know you’re interested in future courses.