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Energy Skilled Recognized Programs:

Logo Recognized Programs Recognized For

SMART Local Union No. 265

SMART Local Union No. 265 Training Program

HPWH Installation

HP Installation and Comfort Advising

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Sheet Metal Workers' Local 104 & Bay Area Industry Training Fund - Building Trades Service Apprenticeships Program

HPWH Installation

HP Installation and Comfort Advising


ENERGY STAR Heat Pump Water Heater Manufacturers Action Council (ESMAC) Heat Pump Water Heater Education for Your Program
(email Paul Campbell: to incorporate ESMAC training into your workforce development program)

HPWH Installation

TECH & ESMAC Heat Pump Water Heater Education

HPWH Installation

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Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters Training Program

HPWH Installation
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Voltex® AL Smart Heat Pump Certification

HPWH Installation

Premier® AL Smart Heat Pump Certification

Proline XE® AL Smart Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Certification

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Heat Pump Water Heating Systems Installations for Plumbers

HPWH Installation

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Energy Skilled Recognition Guidance:

Featured below are the jobs that are available for Department of Energy (DOE) recognition, the related open-source content that any program is able to use, and the materials associated with submitting for recognition.

Job Scope Related BSE Content Prerequisite Knowledge Recognition Requirements
Heat Pump Water Heater Installation

Introduction to Heat Pump Water Heaters

Installation of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Decision Guidance on Heat Pump Water Heaters

HPWH - Load Shifting


Key Concept Knowledge Areas


If your organization provides training and/or credentials 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