Course Offerings, Certifications, and Testing
Comprehensive Training (previously called “Tier 1 Training”): Comprehensive, occupation targeted training which follows a curriculum aligned with the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for that occupation. Comprehensive Training must be administered by, or in cooperation with, a training program accredited by a DOE-approved accreditation organization for the specific JTA being taught.
Examples of Comprehensive Training include:
Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector (QCI) courses delivered by Interstate Renewable Energy Center (IREC)-accredited training providers, accredited for the JTA matching the job category
Specific Training (previously called “Tier 2 Training”): Short-term training to address acute deficiencies in the field, single-issue training, conferences, and program management or leadership training is considered Specific Training since they do not encompass an entire JTA.
Examples of Specific Training include:
On-the-job dense-pack insulation training
State or agency training on new field guides or program guidance
Software training for administrative personnel
Management or leadership training seminar
Weatherization conference sessions
Specific training may be provided by accredited or non-accredited training providers.
Specific Training should be provided on an as-needed basis, as determined by monitoring reports, self-surveys, or other methods.