Quality Control Inspector
Instructor-led course (211)
Quality Control Inspector (QCI) is based on a National Renewable Energy Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy Job Task Analysis (JTA) of the same name. The course is broken down into a week 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 precise audit of the building, verifying the work performed against the work plan, observing the retrofit work, understanding specifications and standards, performing building and safety diagnostics, recording/reporting findings and concerns, specifying corrective actions, communicating effectively with the client, and determining the final pass/fail of the work performed. 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, and one hands-on test of their QCI skills. Upon successful completion of these tests, each student receives a certificate of completion.
Conduct work-in-process visual/sensory quality checks
Conduct post-work visual/sensory quality checks
Perform post-work diagnostic inspections
Evaluate and ensure worker professionalism
Inspect and assess the building envelope
Ensure program or project compliance
Skills you'll take home
Exhaust fan flow verification
Client, crew leader, & technician interaction
Combustion appliance diagnostics
Worst case scenario draft testing
This is a lecture-lab course. Topics will be presented in a classroom setting and then followed up with student involvement in the lab. The class will be geared toward those that have had experience in the field as auditors or crew leaders. Student participation is very important. Testing for this course will involve both a written and field practical.
Grading criteria and passing score
The exam consists of two sections: one written and one hands-on. The CAZ hands-on section is a timed exam with a time limit of one hour. Students must pass each section with an 80% score or higher. If a student does not pass a section, he or she will be allowed to retake that particular section in accordance with CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training's retesting policy.
75 points(60 points to pass)
Written Section (delivered via our LMS)
35 points(28 points to pass)
CAZ Hands-on Section
Worker compliance with safety rules
Addressing work problems
Determining client satisfaction
Exterior and interior visual/sensory inspection
Determining pass/fail of the work
Comparing installed measures against guides and work scope
Conducting health and safety tests
Conducting diagnostic tests
Identifying post-work problems
Close out of project (files/records)
BPI Continuing Education Units
February 20, 2017 at 8:30 am to February 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Location: CHP Energy Solutions Research & Training, 550 Industrial Dr, Christiansburg, VA, 24073
Credit hours: 32.00
BPI units: 10.00
Space is available
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 pass a Quality Control Inspector prerequisite pre-test which assesses their literacy levels, understanding of basic math, and understanding of basic building science.
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Quality Control Inspector JTA Document (340 kb)
Quality Control Inspector JTA Document