To support the development of a robust building systems workforce, the Department of Energy recognizes training and certification programs that are aligned with DOE goals. These DOE-recognized programs cover key occupations and knowledge areas relevant to DOE’s mission. Organizations that provide training and/or credentials related to these job types can Submit for Recognition.
Recognition from DOE allows certification programs to align with DOE's clean energy transition work and distinguish themselves as leaders who are preparing workers for meaningful and in-demand job opportunities. Recognition also allows certification programs to be approved as eligible within applications for Training for Residential Energy Contractors (TREC), through the Inflation Reduction Act.