On Campus Courses

New for 2019 - Quality Control Inspector 

Instructor-led course (212)

Course description

The Quality Control Inspector (QCI) course is based on a U.S. Department of Energy Job Task Analysis1 (JTA) of the same name. The course is broken down into two days of instruction focusing on the job description/duties outlined in the JTA. Students will be exposed to and practice the skills needed to become a successful QCI. These skills include: conducting a review of required documentation, verifying the work performed against the work plan, observing in-process retrofit work, understanding specifications and standards, performing building and safety diagnostics, recording/reporting findings and concerns, and specifying corrective actions. This course is designed to prepare qualified students to take the BPI Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspector certification exam.

State-of-the-art technology is used in both the classroom and the labs to provide students with a high quality learning environment. Students will get feedback about learning progress by taking online quizzes via our Learning Management System (LMS) throughout the course. Students will take one written test, also delivered through the LMS. Upon successful completion of the test, each student will receive a certificate of completion.

Course objectives

  • Understanding of work-in-process visual/sensory quality checks
  • Understanding of post-work visual/sensory quality checks
  • Knowledge of post-work diagnostic inspection processes
  • Understanding program or project compliance and job completion tasks

Skills you'll take home

  • Client, crew leader, auditor & technician interaction
  • Resolving material and/or workmanship problems
  • Corrective and preventative actions
  • And much, much more!


This is a lecture course with group exercises. Topics will be presented in a classroom setting incorporating in-class discussion and group/individual exercises. The class will be geared towards those that have had experience in the field as energy auditors. Student participation is required.
NOTE: The BPI Home Energy Professional QCI certification exam is a separate test with an additional fee.

Grading criteria and passing score

This class does not have a final test. Students receive a certificate of attendence. There is an optional take home practice test for the BPI Home Energy Professional QCI certification exam.

Grading plan

  • 0 points(0 points to pass)
    NA - The BPI Home Energy Professional QCI certification exam will be administered the following day.

Course topics

  • 0
    Quality Control Inspector Overview
  • 48
    In-Process Evaluation
  • 37
    Post-Work Evaluation
  • 15
    Project Compliance and Completion

BPI Continuing Education Units


Course cost


Additional information

*Note: The BPI Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspector certification is a separate test with an additional fee.

To enroll in this course, students must be 18 or older and possess an active BPI Home Energy Professional Energy Auditor certification. This Job Task Analysis may be viewed online at:https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy18osti/70977.pdf  

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