Weatherization Training Center Courses
Montana Weatherization Training Center is a partner in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) initiative to standardize and teach home energy upgrade skills.
Types of Courses
The Montana Weatherization Training Center (MWTC) offers three types of courses:
1. Core Courses
Our nine core courses prepare students to test for National Home Energy Professional (HEP) Certification in the four WAP program job designations. They are based on the WAP standardized curricula and expose students to the industry knowledge and procedures covered in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed Job Task Analyses.
2. Continuing Education Unit Courses
For individuals who already hold HEP certificates, we offer Continuing Education Units courses (CEU) approved by Building Performance Institute (BPI). Completion of the course can count toward Home Energy Professional Recertification. Visit the Continuing Education Units page to learn more. We also offer proctoring for Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector BPI exams.
3. In-Depth Training Courses
Finally we offer in-depth trainings, including thermography, respiratory protection, HVAC topics and certification courses for lead and asbestos inspectors.
Weatherization and Home Assessment
RIT Building Shell (HEP)
RIT Mechanical Systems (HEP)
Mobile Home Weatherization (HEP, CEU)
Weatherization Crew Leader (HEP)
Energy Auditor (HEP, CEU)
Quality Control Inspector (HEP)
Advanced Pressure Diagnostics
Advanced Combustion Testing
Healthy Housing Principles
Lead and Asbestos
EPA: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Initial Certification (HEP, CEU)
EPA: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Refresher Certification (CEU)
EPA: Lead Inspector Lead Risk Assessor Initial Certification
EPA: Lead Risk Assessor Refresher Certification
Health and Safety
About NREL Job Task Analyses
The four NREL Job Task Analyses (JTAs) are listed below. Follow the links to Energy.gov to learn more about each JTA.
- Retrofit Installer Technician (Web Link)
- Crew Leader (Web Link)
- Energy Auditor (Web Link)
- Quality Control Inspector (Web Link)
Students aspiring to become certified weatherization professionals under the proposed National Home Energy Professional Certification program (HEP) can prepare by taking the MWTC courses listed above. For more information, you can read an overview of the different programs in our Student Handbook.
NOTE: As an entity of Montana State University, the Weatherization Training Center is governed by the same policies as the main campuses. You can read the most relevant policies in the MWTC Student Handbook.