Weatherization Installer (WAP) Shell Technician

50 Hours / Unlimited / Mentor Supported

Course Overview:

This course will be discontinued on February 25th, 2019.  No new enrollments will be allowed. 

This course is specifically designed to:Train a person to conduct weatherization assistance program shell technician work.  Teach how a house and its ducts are tested for leakiness.  Teach where to look for reducing air infiltration and increasing insulation to reduce energy bills.

This Residential Weatherization Shell Technician’s Training Package follows the guidelines for the curriculum established in the “Core Competencies for the Weatherization Assistance Program” developed by the Weatherization Trainers Consortium for the Department of Energy Weatherization programs for installers

Course Outline:

  • 12 DVD set Energy Installer Training: Covers all the BPI Envelope Professional  Standards, and the DOE-Weatherization Installer Core Competencies for Installers/Retrofitters/Contractors/Construction Workers.
  • 3 DVD set Energy Auditor, Building Analyst (B.A.), HERS Rater, and DOE-Weatherization Training: Whole House Assessment, Diagnosing and Air Sealing
    A 350-page Book "Energy Assessment and Improvement" by Harbuck
  • 1 CD which includes BPI documents, OSHA, Thermal Bypass, Sample State Weatherization Standards, and Worker Safety
  • 4 DVD set Equipment Training: Blower Door, Pressure Pan, Zone Pressure Diagnostics, Duct Blaster

No computer needed—just use the DVD player connected to your television

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**