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Title: Single-Family Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis

Abstract

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is contracted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to develop and maintain the resources under the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals (GHEP) project. The purpose of the GHEP project is to increase the quality of work conducted for residential energy retrofits in the United States through the WAP network and other residential retrofit programs, as described in the Council of Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Recovery through Retrofit October 2009 report. To meet the CEQs goal of “Establishing National Workforce Certifications and Training Standards,” NREL was tasked with developing the GHEP resources that include the standard work specifications (SWS) and four advanced, competency-based home energy professionals (HEP) personnel certifications. From 2010 to 2011, NREL recruited more than 40 volunteer subject matter experts (SME) from the WAP network and the home performance industry to serve on committees to develop certification schemes and their requisite job task analysis (JTA) as the foundation of standardized certification and training programs. As part of the GHEP strategy to increase the quality of work conducted for single-family, residential energy-efficiency retrofits, the HEP JTAs are used as the foundation for quality training programs and trainers. Just as themore » HEP certifications ensure qualified workers in the field, accredited training programs ensure that individuals receive the proper training to become certified Home Energy Professionals and to do the quality work that is defined in the SWS. DOE contracted with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to develop an accreditation for energy-efficiency training programs based on the four HEP JTAs. This accreditation is a third-party validation that an organization is qualified to teach the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) outlined in the JTAs. This accredited training component of the GHEP project guarantees the existence and availability of high quality standardized training programs within the home energy upgrade industry. As of December 2017, 22 Weatherization Training Centers (WTC) held active IREC accreditations specific to the HEP certifications.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (EE-5W)
OSTI Identifier:
1439045
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-70977
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; guidelines for home energy professionals; job task analysis; single family; quality control inspector

Citation Formats

Head, Heather R., and Kurnik, Charles W.. Single-Family Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1439045.
Head, Heather R., & Kurnik, Charles W.. Single-Family Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/1439045.
Head, Heather R., and Kurnik, Charles W.. Fri . "Single-Family Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/1439045. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439045.
@article{osti_1439045,
title = {Single-Family Quality Control Inspector Job Task Analysis},
author = {Head, Heather R. and Kurnik, Charles W.},
abstractNote = {The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is contracted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to develop and maintain the resources under the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals (GHEP) project. The purpose of the GHEP project is to increase the quality of work conducted for residential energy retrofits in the United States through the WAP network and other residential retrofit programs, as described in the Council of Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Recovery through Retrofit October 2009 report. To meet the CEQs goal of “Establishing National Workforce Certifications and Training Standards,” NREL was tasked with developing the GHEP resources that include the standard work specifications (SWS) and four advanced, competency-based home energy professionals (HEP) personnel certifications. From 2010 to 2011, NREL recruited more than 40 volunteer subject matter experts (SME) from the WAP network and the home performance industry to serve on committees to develop certification schemes and their requisite job task analysis (JTA) as the foundation of standardized certification and training programs. As part of the GHEP strategy to increase the quality of work conducted for single-family, residential energy-efficiency retrofits, the HEP JTAs are used as the foundation for quality training programs and trainers. Just as the HEP certifications ensure qualified workers in the field, accredited training programs ensure that individuals receive the proper training to become certified Home Energy Professionals and to do the quality work that is defined in the SWS. DOE contracted with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to develop an accreditation for energy-efficiency training programs based on the four HEP JTAs. This accreditation is a third-party validation that an organization is qualified to teach the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) outlined in the JTAs. This accredited training component of the GHEP project guarantees the existence and availability of high quality standardized training programs within the home energy upgrade industry. As of December 2017, 22 Weatherization Training Centers (WTC) held active IREC accreditations specific to the HEP certifications.},
doi = {10.2172/1439045},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 18 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Fri May 18 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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