Spreading knowledge to advance the home performance industry

ICRT was one of the first training centers accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to deliver quality building science training. The program trains and certifies assessors, inspectors, and other associates from the local IHWAP community action agencies to perform weatherization work such as energy audits, quality control inspections, insulation, air sealing, HVAC inspection and improvements on qualifying residences.


IHWAP Certifications

Energy Auditor

  • Weatherization Basics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Building Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Building Diagnostics
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Mid-Course Field Session
  • Introduction to Heating Systems
  • Advanced Heating Systems
  • Air-conditioning/Heat Pumps
  • Health & Safety, Indoor Pollutants, Lead-safe Weatherization
  • Proficiency Test
  • Weatherization Building Assessment


Quality Control Inspector

  • Successful completion of the Energy Auditor certification
  • Quality Control Inspections


Continuing Education

  • Weatherization Program Updates
  • ASHRAE 62.2
  • Workshops:
    • Housing types and air sealing
    • Basic Introduction to Electricity for Weatherization
    • Mechanical Systems Troubleshooting and Installing 90% Furnaces
    • Lead-Safe Weatherization
    • Mobile Home


Contractor Training

  • Architectural Certification Training
  • HVAC Certification Training
  • Insulation Best Practices and Certification
  • Insulation Certification Testing