Energy Auditor

Dates: June 14-17, 2021

Meets: Mo. Thru Thurs. from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Online: Synchronous

Registration Fee: $525.00
WAP Registration: $0.00
EA online exam: $325.00
WAP: Energy Auditor Field: $0.00
Energy Auditor Field Exam: $650.00
WAP: Energy Auditor Field: $0.00

The Energy Auditor course provides in-depth information on energy audit terminology, principles and skills for calculating cost effective building shell retrofit strategies and generating work orders. The course follows the Department for Energy's standardized curriculum for Energy Auditor - Single Family and has been modified to align with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Job Task Analysis for an Energy Auditor. The structure of the course includes lecture, discussion and practical experience through hands-on skill sets.

This course can also serve as a review to prepare participants for the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) written and field exams for certification as an Energy Auditor. Learn more about Home Energy Professional certification. As a BPI Test Center, the Montana Weatherization Training Center proctors both exams for additional fees. These exams can be arranged by request.

Montana Weatherization Network members can take this course at no cost. Contact the Montana Weatherization Training center at or 406-586-0070 for a coupon code.

For questions, contact the Montana Weatherization Training Center at or 406-586-0070.

Please visit the Montana Weatherization Training Center's website at

Fee:   $525.00

Fee Breakdown

Registration Fee$ 525.00
WAP Registration$ 0.00
EA online exam$ 325.00
WAP: Energy Auditor Field$ 0.00
Energy Auditor Field Exam$ 650.00
WAP: Energy Auditor Field$ 0.00

Online: Synchronous

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed. You will receive an automated email from MSU Outreach one business day before the start date with login instructions for the Brightspace (D2L) learning management system. Students may not have access to the course materials until the actual start date. If you do not receive your login information, please email

Wyatt Catron

With an academic background in energy science, mathematics and economics from Western Washington University's Institute for Energy Studies, Wyatt is focused on the delivery of accurate principles of building science in the classroom and on developing relevant hands-on activities in the lab. He's currently engaged in developing new topic areas for the Training Center with emphasis on the three C's of building efficiency: comfort, costs and carbon footprints. Before joining the team at the Training Center, Wyatt led energy efficiency and sustainability projects at Western Washington University that included commercial LED lighting retrofits, water leakage monitoring systems and building energy dashboards. Wyatt currently serves on the Climate Team for the Bozeman Sustainability Office.

Chris Dorsi

Chris manages curriculum development and technical writing projects for the Montana Weatherization Training Center, along with delivering classroom and field training for both professionals and technicians. He's spent the last 40 years developing best practices for the housing industry, including publishing respected textbooks and technical curricula, developing training programs, and operating private construction organizations. Chris holds certifications from the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Heating Professional, Envelope Professional, and Healthy Home Evaluator. He's certified to proctor exams for all these specialties. Chris is the co-author of "Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings," the "Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency," and other respected titles on sustainable design and energy-efficient construction. He's the founder of Habitat X, a nationwide professional development platform.

Aaron Mugaas

Aaron brings deep and relevant experience to the team, with decades of service to the weatherization industry as both a crew member and auditor. He’s also spent time in private industry as a house builder and home inspector. Aaron’s training includes degrees in Biology, and study in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. His focus at the Training Center is on health and safety, building science, hands-on training of practical skills.
Date Day Time Location
06/14/2021Monday8:15 AM to 4 PM Online: Synchronous
06/15/2021Tuesday8:15 AM to 4 PM Online: Synchronous
06/16/2021Wednesday8:15 AM to 4 PM Online: Synchronous
06/17/2021Thursday8:15 AM to 4 PM Online: Synchronous

  • Energy Auditors
  • Home Inspectors
  • Program Managers
  • Installers
  • Crew Leaders

  • 27 contact hours and BPI CEUs

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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