Weatherization Crew Leader: Advanced Skills

Dates: May 24-26, 2021

Meets: Mon., Tues., and Wed. from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Online: Synchronous

Registration Fee: $325.00
WAP Registration: $0.00

Weatherization Crew Leader prepares the trainee to be a Weatherization Crew Leader under the guidelines of DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program. Trainees are thoroughly trained in project, worker, and safety-management issues they will encounter on the job.

The course follows the Department of Energy's standardized curriculum for Crew Leader and aligns with the NREL Job Task Analysis for Crew Leader.

Crew Leader training incorporates topics such as Role of the Crew Leader, Ongoing Training, Understanding Work Orders, Safe Work Practices/OSHA, Building and Safety Codes, Equipment Tracking and Maintenance, Warehousing, and Maintaining Quality Control.

The structure of the course includes lecture, dialogue, and practical demonstrations in lab situations. Montana Weatherization Network members may take this course at no cost. For questions, contact the Training Center at, or 406-586-0070.

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Fee:   $325.00

Fee Breakdown

Registration Fee$ 325.00
WAP Registration$ 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

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
05/24/2021Monday8:15 AM to 3 PM Online: Synchronous
05/25/2021Tuesday8:15 AM to 3 PM Online: Synchronous
05/26/2021Wednesday8:15 AM to 3 PM Online: Synchronous

  • Crew Leaders
  • Energy Auditors
  • Program Managers
  • Experience Installers

  • This course includes 7 contact hours

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


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