Coalfield & Everblue Present: Energy Auditor Apprenticeship

Boost your skills & prepare to join the growing energy efficiency field as a certified energy auditor!

Designed for flexibility and convenience, this program offers a mix of classroom, online, and field training to provide the ultimate, well-rounded experience.

You'll also participate in home and industrial plant tours, professional development seminars, and mock interviews.

Brought to you by Coalfield Development, Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center, and Everblue.


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Why You Should Join This Apprenticeship Program

Upgrade your skills and train for one of the fastest-growing careers as an energy auditor.

Explore a New Career

Build a strong foundation in building science AND choose a focus area: residential or industrial.

On-The-Job Training

Get practical, hands-on energy auditing experience, guided by professionals.

Get Certified

Showcase your skills with multiple nationally-recognized professional credentials.
Choose Your Path

Multi-Track Energy Auditor Apprenticeship

In addition to building science principles, you will have the opportunity to choose a focus area: residential or industrial.

Energy Auditors assess homes and buildings to identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements, helping clients to save on energy costs and reduce environmental impact.

This Energy Auditor Apprenticeship program provides a foundational knowledge of basic building science principles to all participants, with the opportunity to choose your own path during the process.

  • An Industrial Energy Auditor evaluates energy usage within commercial and industrial facilities, in order to reduce operational costs.
  • A Residential Energy Auditor assesses energy usage in homes to help homeowners reduce utility bills and improve thermal comfort.

Become an Expert in Home Performance

Energy auditors solve heating, cooling, and air leakage problems that drive high energy costs.

Energy auditors evaluate the overall conditions of a home or building and identify energy-related issues at the source.

You'll use building science knowledge and diagnostic tests to assess the building's energy use and make recommendations for energy efficiency improvements.

Learn best practices in building science, such as:

  • The "House-as-a-System" Approach
  • Blower Door & Duct Testing
  • Combustion Safety Testing
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Great for HVAC Technicians & Residential Contractors

If you're interested in energy conservation, a career in energy auditing is perfect for you!
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As an energy auditor, you can use building science principles to create a more comfortable, safe, and durable space for your clients.

Those who benefit most from this Energy Auditor Apprenticeship program include:

  • HVAC technicians
  • General contractors
  • Insulation installers

Most use energy auditing as a foot-in-the-door to their primary business service – ie, establishing a strong relationship with a potential client during the audit and upselling them on remodeling and retrofit work.


Fast-Track Your Career as a Home Energy Auditor

Build on your services as a residential building contractor by adding an energy auditor certification.

Certification enables you to enter a growing industry with real skills that you can use immediately in the field.

You will walk away from this experience with an increased understanding of how systems in the home work together.

In addition, certification makes you more marketable:

  • Third-party verification of your skills helps build a reliable brand
  • Enhanced credibility with homeowners makes it easier to get jobs
  • A reputation for quality work helps grow your business
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How to Get Certified

We will walk you through every step of the process.
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1. Register for Training

You'll find the registration form later down on this page. We will then enroll you into our secure online learning portal so you can get early access to the pre-course reading materials. Some training will be online and some will be delivered in person.
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2. Show Up!

The hardest part is showing up, and we GUARANTEE your success after that. Our team is available to you for any and all questions. We will guide you through the content and provide many opportunities for hands-on demonstrations.

3. Get Certified

Throughout the program, we will pause and administer a certification exam. These milestones allow you to prepare in bite-sized chunks and focus your efforts on one certification exam at a time. You should graduate with multiple nationally recognized credentials under your belt!

List of Training & Certification Programs

BPI Building Science Principles

Gain the knowledge you need to be successful as a home performance professional or energy auditor. During this introductory course, you'll learn how the systems in a home work together to affect energy use, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality.

To earn this certificate, you simply have to pass a 100-question multiple choice exam with a score of at least 70%.

BPI Building Analyst Technician

After you’ve passed the BPI Building Science Principles exam, learn to apply the concepts as a Building Analyst Technician. A Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) conducts residential building science-based diagnostic tests and home performance data collection. This includes combustion safety and carbon monoxide testing, blower door testing, and interior/exterior home inspection.

To earn this certification, you must take a 4-hour field exam with an approved BPI Test Center (which Everblue is). You must be proctored, either in person or through online video proctoring. There is no written exam for this credential. This credential has prerequisites.

BPI Building Analyst Professional

After you’ve passed the BPI Building Analyst Technician exam, upgrade your skills to become a Building Analyst Professional. A Building Analyst Professional (BA-P) uses energy modeling software to model the energy upgrade potential of a home and to develop a scope of work. BA-P professionals use the data collected from diagnostic tests to determine how a homeowner can improve the energy efficiency of their home, lower their energy bills, and create a healthier/safer space.

To earn this certification, you must pass a proctored written exam. There is no field exam for this credential. This credential has prerequisites.

HEP Energy Auditor

Offered by the Building Performance Institute and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor Certification is one of the industry's highest credentials for home energy auditing.

To earn this certification, you must pass a multiple-choice written exam and a hands-on practical exam. This credential has prerequisites.

HEP Quality Control Inspector

A quality control inspector (QCI) is a residential energy efficiency professional who ensures the completion, appropriateness, and quality of energy upgrade work by conducting a methodological audit/inspection of the building, which includes performing safety and diagnostic tests and observing the work.

To earn this certification, you must pass a 50-question, multiple-choice exam. This credential has prerequisites.

Healthy Home Evaluator

This advanced BPI Healthy Home Evaluator course teaches you how to identify home-based environmental health and safety hazards. As a BPI Healthy Home Evaluator professional, you will communicate the identified risks and hazards to the home occupant with the goal of improving health and quality of life.

To earn this certification, you will need to pass a 50-question, multiple-choice written exam. This credential has prerequisites.

Multi Family QCI

This advanced BPI Multi Family QCI training course is intended for individuals who want to learn energy auditing requirements for multifamily housing.

To earn this certification, you will need to pass a written exam and a "practical" exam.


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