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HEP Quality Control Inspector
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Training Location: NYSWDA Training Center – 5869 Fisher Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Who Should Attend:

Weatherization agency post inspectors and auditors, Home Performance contractors, Program compliance field inspectors


Course Description:

NYSWDA'S Quality Control Inspector (QCI) course is based on a National Renewable Energy Laboratory / U.S. Department of energy Job Task Analysis (JTA) of the same name.


The course spans four (4) days of instruction with a focus on the job description/duties outlined in the JTA. Students will be introduced to and practice the skills needed to become an effective Quality Control Inspector. These skills include performing an audit of the building, verifying alignment of the work performed against the work plan, observing the retrofit work in progress, understanding specifications and standards, performing various diagnostic tests, including building airtightness and combustion safety, reporting findings and concerns, identifying corrective actions, effectively communicating with the client, and determining the final pass/fail of the work performed.


This is a lecture-lab course. Topics will be presented in a classroom setting and then followed up with student involvement in the lab. The class will be geared towards those individuals who have had field experience and/or training as an energy auditor or post inspector. Student participation is very important.


The classroom/lab facility has 10 classroom training modules with an 8-hour lab practical review where students can work to enhance some of the basic building science, diagnostic testing, and communication skills needed to be an effective QCI. These modules and various props will allow the students hands on use of the diagnostic tools and equipment that they will be using in the field. Students will take one written 100-question, multiple-choice test at the end of the course.  After passing the written test, attendees have up to one year to schedule a hands-on field test (3 1/2 hours).  Upon successful completion of these tests, each student receives their certification from BPI.


This course is designed to prepare qualified students to take the BPI Quality Control Inspector certification exam.


To see if you qualify to take these exams, please go to:


Course Assessments and Evaluations:
Formative assessments will be conducted by observation throughout classroom and lab review sessions. Redirection will be provided as observed. Opportunities for questions and answers are provided routinely throughout all lessons. Successful completion of the course includes:

  • 100% attendance and participation (except in cases of extenuating circumstances, as determined by the Executive Director on a case-by-case basis, in which case, make-up sessions or performance evaluations must be approved in advance with the lead trainer)
  • A 70% average or above on written exam

Students successfully completing the course will receive a certificate of completion from NYSWDA's Weatherization Training Center. (Students who are not successful in completing this course are not excluded from testing in the BPI QCI Inspector certification. However, a failing grade on this course may not guarantee success on the BPI QCI Inspector certification test.)



Quality Control Inspector Course Schedule

Day 1 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Introductions and Orientation

  • Introduction to Weatherization
  • House as a System
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Purpose of Monitoring and Inspecting

Day 2 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Desk Monitoring
  • Inspector's Toolbox
  • Building Assessment
  • Hands-on Lab Assessing NYSWDA's Training House


Day 3 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Interpreting Infrared
  • In-Process Monitoring
  • Report Writing
  • Hands-on Lab Review of Health & Safety and Diagnostic Testing

Day 4 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • Hands-on Lab Review of Diagnostic Testing
  • QCI Course Final Review
  • Written Test course Wrap-up and Evaluations
  • Written Test


Day 5 - BPI QCI Test/Review - 9:00am - 3:00pm

For those who are BPI pre-approved to test, there will be a short review of field test requirements followed by the online 100 question test


Daily Break Schedule:

Morning coffee break - 10:15 to 10:30

Lunch - 12:00 to 12:30 (lunch is not provided)

Afternoon break - 2:30 - 2:45



Dates; Course covers the dates of April 10-14, 2017





Experienced energy auditors or post inspectors only



Class size; 8



BPI CEU's;  7.75



Instructors; Matt Redmond - Director of Training, NYSWDA


Course Fees;

$507/person - NY Weatherization subgrantees

$725/person - affiliate members

$1,450/person - non-members


For information on becoming an affiliate member, please contact Drew Ehrlich in our Guilderland office (518) 690-0494 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ÂNYSWDA will not be responsible for hotel costs, travel to and from the training, breakfast and dinner meals, or incidentals. Lunches are ARE NOT included.


(Financial assistance may be available from local NYS Department of Labor One-Stop Centers)

BPI Fees;
$250/person - 100-question written QCI test
$700/person - Field test

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Location NYSWDA Training Center - East Syracuse