Quality Control Inspector

Dates: October 19-21, 2021

Meets: Tues, Wed. and Thurs. (See Sessions Tab for Times)

Location: Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

Registration Fee: $250.00
MT WAP Registration: $0.00
QCI online exam: $325.00
QCI online exam for MWAP: $0.00

There are 5 openings remaining at this time.


Quality Control Inspector lays the groundwork for individuals interested in understanding and expanding their knowledge of monitoring and inspecting weatherized units. Students will thoroughly cover sessions on regulations and standards, desk monitoring, tools of the trade, building assessment, interpretation of infrared imagery, in-progress monitoring, and what to include in a report. The course follows the Department for Energy's standardized curriculum for Quality Control Inspector and has been modified to align with the NREL Job Task Analysis for Quality Control Inspector. The structure of the course includes lecture, dialogue and practical experience through hands-on skill sets.

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

This course has 10 contact hours as 2.5 continuing education units (CEU) toward Home Energy
Professional Recertification.

Montana Weatherization Network members may take this course at no cost. Use the MT WAP Registration option to register with a $0 fee.

For questions, contact the Training Center at classes@weatherization.org, or 406-586-0070.

To return to Montana Weatherization Training Center website please go to weatherization.org

Fee:   $250.00

Fee Breakdown

Registration Fee$ 250.00
MT WAP Registration$ 0.00
QCI online exam$ 325.00
QCI online exam for MWAP$ 0.00

Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

751 Osterman Drive
Suite 101
Bozeman, MT 59715

Nick Thomas

Growing up in the Gallatin Valley has offered Nick years of demolition, renovation and building experience as well as a keen knowledge of different building structures and ways of protecting homes from harsh Montana climates. He brings several years of weatherization field experience to the Training Center after working for the HRDC energy assistance program. His standardized work specifications (SWS) and code compliance knowledge shapes his teaching focus toward workplace safety and crew efficiency.

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
10/19/2021Tuesday1 PM to 5 PM Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman
10/20/2021Wednesday8:30 AM to 5 PM Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman
10/21/2021Thursday8:30 AM to 5 PM Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

  • Energy Auditors
  • Crew Leaders
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Program Managers

In order to take the BPI Quality Control Inspector written exam, the candidate must currently possess an active BPI Energy Auditor Certification.

  • This course has 10 contact hours as 2.5 continuing education units (CEU) toward Home Energy.
  • Professional Recertification.
  • Candidates must be BPI Energy Auditor certified and successfully challenge the QCI online exam to become Quality Control Inspector certified. The exam costs $325. (this fee is covered for Montana Weatherization Assistance Personnel contact Montana Weatherization Training Center for more information)
  • Online exam: 50 multiple choice questions; Time Limit: 2.5 hours; Passing Score: 70%


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