IN-PERSON Weatherization Technician (D450)

30may(may 30)8:30 am31(may 31)5:00 pmIN-PERSON Weatherization Technician (D450)


$700 (General Public); $350 (WA State Wx Agency-Associated Contractor); $0 (WA State Wx Agency Staff)

Event Details

Course Description:

Course Description:

This Weatherization Technician course is a 2.5-day training designed to provide WX Field Staff the basic weatherization skills and knowledge to install Weatherization materials for a typical retrofit. Students will participate and practice work with hands on modules and limited classroom time. All work will be done in accordance with the Washington State Commerce Policy Manual and the NREL Standard Work Specifications.


Course Content & Objectives:

  • Identify and explore standards and specifications for weatherization tasks
  • Demonstrate and apply the variety of tasks in the training laboratory, including but not limited to:

  • Install insulation baffles.
  • Install insulation damming.
  • Installation of ducting for exhaust fans or HVAC.
  • Install insulation batts in a floor.
  • Install pipe insulation.
  • Install water heater insulation.
  • Install insulation on ductwork.
  • Install Dense Pack insulation

Course Requirements:

  • Students should dress in clothes appropriate for weatherization work. We will be working with insulation, mastic and foam. We will provide students with personal protection equipment and tools.
  • Technology
    • Ability to use BPC provided iPads for reference material and testing

    • BPC provided online Learning Management System – personal Moodle link to be sent by BPC

Prerequisites and Work Experience:

  • None necessary

Assessments and Grading:

  • All assessments will be multiple choice question style
    • In-progress assessment activities throughout

    • One final assessment 

Candidate must achieve a 70% or higher to pass the final assessment

Agenda below…


Day One


  • Introductions, course outline, sign in paperwork

8:30AM-11:30AM Classroom, with break

  • Worker Safety
  • No Go Situations/ WX Worker Responsibilities
  • WX Materials Overview
  • The WX Field Guide and What’s a Standard Work Specification?
  • Discuss how to work with WX props and their related SWS’s

11:30PM-12:30PM Lunch On your own

12:30PM-5:00PM Lab, with break

  • Shop Orientation
  • Tool Bags Tool Carts
  • Material Carts and Areas
  • Hands on Prop work

5:00PM End of Day One 

  • Home-work assignment

Day Two 

8:30AM-9:15AM Classroom

  • Review and Discussion of Day One
  • Verbal Quiz of Day One topics

9:15AM-11:30PM Lab, with break

  • Hands on Prop work

11:30PM-12:30PM Lunch On your own

12:30PM-5:00PM Lab, with break

  • Hands on Prop work
  • Diagnostics

End of Training 

Day Three 

8:30AM-9:15AM Classroom

  • Review and Discussion of Day Two
  • Verbal Quiz of Day Two subjects

9:15AM-12:30PM breaks included

  • Diagnostics and Combustion Safety
  • Final Exam
  • Training Evaluations

End of Training 



30 (Tuesday) 8:30 am - 31 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm



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