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.

All Courses

View all upcoming courses on the MSU Academic Technology & Outreach page or view our Course Calendar

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
Certified Residential Thermographer

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   NO LONGER OFFERED
EPA: Lead Risk Assessor Refresher Certification    NO LONGER OFFERED


Basic Furnace (HEP, CEU)
Advanced Furnaces, Boilers, and Solid Fuel Appliances

Health and Safety

OSHA 10 - For Construction
Respiratory Protection/Fit Testing (meets annual requirements for OSHA)

NEW! Asynchronous Virtual Courses

Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector


About NREL Job Task Analyses

The four NREL Job Task Analyses (JTAs) are listed below. Follow the links to to learn more about each JTA.

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.