Requirements to become certified as a MA DHCD DOE WAP Energy Auditor

Level 1 – Basic Weatherization Principles

Level 1 – Video Training

Level 2 – MA DHCD DOE WAP EA Training

Level 3 - MA DHCD DOE WAP EA Training

DHCD Field Test

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Overview: 5-Day training to give newly hired Agency Energy Auditors the fundamentals to complete a home assessment.  Students will learn everything from Home as a system to Blower Door Testing and Health & Safety Diagnostics.

Prerequisites to move on to Level 3:

 

GJA online video training – Must pass and submit certificates at time of Level 3.

 

1.       Blower Door Testing #14116                                            2.9 hours

2.       Blower Door Theory #14118                                             1.7 hours

3.       Pressure Pan Duct Testing #14123                                 1.2 hours

4.       ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation Standard # 14128                  1.4 hours

5.       Combustion Safety Testing #14130                                 1.5 hours


The Basic Weatherization Principles Level 1 includes:

Lesson: Moisture Management

This Moisture Management lesson focuses on how moisture affects human health and building durability. Moisture moves through buildings in complex ways that are difficult to understand and control.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • How moisture flows through buildings.
  • How water vapor condenses into liquid water.
  • Prevention strategies for stopping moisture at its source.
  • Control strategies that remove indoor moisture before it causes harm.

This lesson is approved for .65 BPI CEUs.

Effort hours: 1.3

Lesson: Combustion Safety (Health & Safety)

This Combustion Safety lesson covers the principles of combustion safety in buildings. Improperly installed or unmaintained combustion appliances are serious health and safety hazards.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Why combustion appliances are potential hazards.
  • How to inspect for combustion-safety problems.
  • What you can do about problems when you find them.

This lesson is approved for .50 BPI CEUs.

Effort hours: 1.0


This Blower Door Testing lesson explains how to set up the blower door test equipment the right way. Building-energy specialists can set up blower door equipment in a number of incorrect ways.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How to conduct the blower door test from start to finish.
  • How to avoid common equipment set-up errors.
  • How to interpret blower-door-test results and compare them to industry airtightness standards.

This lesson is approved for 1.45 BPI CEUs.

Effort hours: 2.9


This Construction Basics lesson covers the most important design and construction processes that affect building energy efficiency. You'll learn frame construction best-practices, insulation principles, air-barrier issues, and common building design mistakes. Building-energy specialists need to understand the overall construction process.

This lesson is approved for 1.00 BPI CEUs.

Effort hours: 2.0

This Temperature and Heat lesson covers how temperature and heat flow affect building energy-performance and comfort. Temperature and heat are some of the most important and misunderstood principles of building science

This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The relationship between temperature and heat.

  • The three primary modes of heat flow.

  • The difference between sensible and latent heat

Effort hours: 1.9

This lesson is approved for .95 BPI CEUs.


This Geometry lesson covers the basic geometric building shapes you'll measure and calculate. You'll learn how to calculate building areas, building volumes, and do other useful geometric calculations. Building-energy specialists and design consultants frequently use geometric calculations for energy auditing and building design

Effort hours: 1.6

This lesson is approved for .80 BPI CEUs.



This Math Operations lesson teaches student how to interpret math symbols and how to use math operations to solve common building-energy problems. Math skills are essential to understand building science.

This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Building energy / math operations
  • Taking measurements
  • Areas and volumes
  • Performing conversions
  • Solving equations

Effort hours: 1.4

This lesson is approved for .70 BPI CEUs.