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Energy Skilled Recognized Certifications:

The certification programs below have been reviewed by DOE and also appear on the list of Qualified Certification Programs for home energy auditors that taxpayers can use to claim the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit (Section 25C) for home energy audits, per criteria specified in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2023-59.



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American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)

Home Energy Audit

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Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

Home Energy Audit


Building Performance Institute (BPI)

Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor
Building Analyst Professional (BA-P)

Home Energy Audit


Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

Certified Home Energy Rater

Home Energy Audit

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Building Science Institute, Ltd. Co.

Energy Code Compliance Specialist
Zero Energy Home Verifier
Home Energy Audit
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California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services (CHEERS)

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater
Home Energy Audit
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CalCERTS, Inc.

Whole House Home Energy Audit Home Energy Audit

Energy Skilled was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to indicate receipt of recognition and is not an endorsement by DOE.  Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.

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Energy Skilled Recognition Guidance:

Featured below are the energy assessment occupations that are available for DOE-recognition in the Energy Skilled program, the related open-source content that any program is able to use, and the materials associated with recognition. Recognition materials contain key concept knowledge areas that outline the technical content required of recognized certification programs. The scoring criteria for the Home Energy Audit job scope are consistent with the most recent DOE led and industry-validated Job Task Analysis. The Single-Family Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis and Multifamily Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis were developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Job Scope Related BSE Content Prerequisite Knowledge Recognition Requirements
Home Energy Audit


Heat Transfer

Combustion Safety

Duct Leakage Testing

Indoor Air Quality

Lighting, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Loads

Moisture Transport

Whole-Building Performance

Building energy assessments

Single Family Energy Audit

Multifamily Energy Audit

If your organization provides a certification related to the job scope above, you can find instructions on how to submit training programs and certifications to become recognized at the Energy Skilled Recognition website.

if you have questions or inquiries in regard to Energy Skilled Recognition, contact Pacific Northwest National Laboratory by emailing