Everblue, a nationally recognized education company, will work with the Florida Association for Community Action (FACA) to train and certify weatherization contractors across the state in home performance and energy efficiency concepts.
As the state’s official training partner, Everblue will develop curriculum, train, and provide technical assistance to participants on the following topics:
- Whole-House Energy Auditing
- Quality Control Inspections
- Combustion Safety
- Health and Safety in accordance with ASHRAE 62.2 2016
These courses will enable Florida weatherization contractors to earn the esteemed HEP Energy Auditor and HEP Quality Control Inspector certifications, which represent the home performance industry’s highest levels of technical understanding and achievement.
This knowledge contributes to FACA’s mission of increasing the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, improving occupant health and safety, and providing career advancement opportunities for weatherization contractors.
Everblue has been offering building science training since 2008 and maintains a close relationship with the Building Performance Institute (BPI), the non-profit organization that created the professional certification standards for home energy auditors and weatherization contractors.
As an approved BPI Test Center, Everblue’s instructors provide BPI training classes and administer corresponding BPI certification exams, allowing for a one-stop-shop certification solution for candidates.
In addition to meeting BPI’s quality standards, Everblue’s training curriculum is aligned with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s job task analyses and accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. The organization also has more than ten years of experience preparing participants for in-demand energy efficiency careers.
“Since inception, we have regularly trained students from weatherization agencies across the country as part of the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program,” said Chris Boggiano, co-founder of Everblue. “The vast majority of our BPI training students pass their written and field certification exams on their first attempt. Our instructors have both deep real-world experience and a passion for educating others that make our classes second to none.”
FACA will host Everblue’s BPI training courses at its state-of-the-art weatherization training center in Tampa, FL, in Spring 2021. Everblue will also conduct training at the FACA Annual Training Conference in May 2021 to all 18 weatherization agencies in Florida.
For more information about Everblue’s BPI Certification programs, or to view its 2021 training schedule, please visit https://everbluetraining.com/ or call (800) 460-2575.
Everblue helps professionals and organizations achieve success by offering a comprehensive suite of professional training programs and certification management solutions. Its curriculum includes short-term courses focused on emerging technology fields, such as energy efficiency and cybersecurity. In addition to training courses, Everblue also helps its organizational clients with digital test administration, online exam hosting, proctoring, badging, and association membership management.