Program

Learn

In this Certified DET Verifier course, you will learn the basic building science concepts and math skills related to air leakage, duct leakage and ventilation in homes. This will allow you to conduct leakage tests in new homes as part of the IECC testing requirements for air-tightness of the envelope and duct work. In existing homes, you can offer retrofit sealing of ducts, walls, floors and ceilings to improve comfort and reduce utility costs for homeowners. Specific topics include:

  • Protocols for blower door and duct leakage testing
  • Calculations for ACH50 and percent duct leakage

Benefits of getting DET Verifier certification

  • It enables you to help builders meet state building energy codes that now require all new homes in Georgia and Alabama to be tested by a Certified DET Verifier.
  • It has recognition in multiple states, under testing requirements for Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • It prepares you for the BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) certification field exam.

Earn

CEUs: AIA 16 LU, BPI 8 units, ICC 1.4 CEUs

Certifications: Duct and Envelope Tightness Verifier. To achieve designation as a DET Verifier, a student must receive a passing score on both exams (included in tuition costs).

Program Offerings

Live Instruction
Field Exam and Written Exam Prep and Tips
Feedback from Instructors
Equipment skills training
In-Person or Live Virtual Proctored Exams
DET training workbook
Written DET Verifier Exam
In-field DET Verifier exam
RECA Guide
Certificate of Course Completion

Instructors

Mike Barcik | Technical Principal

Mike Barcik is a Technical Principal at Southface and has been with the organization since 1995. With B.S and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Mike is the author of numerous technical resources and has developed and led thousands of trainings for RESNET, BPI, LEED, DOE, EPA and other programs. He’s active in energy code development and often leads workshops on the latest code changes. Since 1999, Mike has trained over 1,500 individuals in RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program, and in 2010 he helped create the Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier program to certify over a thousand individuals for blower door and duct leakage testing, as required by the 2009 and later energy codes. Mike served as LEED Faculty for BD+C, EB O&M and Homes, as well as helped develop and teach the EarthCraft family of sustainable programs. Mike co-authored Decatur Georgia’s High Performance Building Ordinance which requires third-party certification for new and substantially renovated single-family, multi-family and commercial projects.

Pricing

Price: $550
Member Price: $525

Course Requirements

LMS Courses: Math Basics for DET Verifiers module (access provided upon registration)

FAQ

How much is the course?
This course is $550 and $525 for Southface members.
I can’t make to the upcoming training. When will the next one be?
This course is scheduled based on demand. Contact us at courses@southface.org and let us know you’re interested in future courses.
What are the COVID-19 safety protocols?
All training participants will be required to schedule a live virtual or in-person evaluation with your instructor. COVID-19 protocols will be enforced to ensure the safety and security of everyone involved.