Duct and Envelope Testing (DET) Training and Certification

Claudette Reichel  |  1/30/2019 7:45:33 PM

ductleaktestjpgjpgCertified verifiers are needed statewide for the Louisiana IRC energy code.

Course Information:

Become a certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 residential energy codes and report results for code compliance. LaHouse Resource Center is an authorized provider of the Southface Energy Institute training, exam and certification.

After successful completion of this 2-day course, you will be able to measure the air leakage of a building envelope and duct system, and evaluate the results as measured against the code. Course content includes:

  • Basic building science concepts of air flow, air pressure and building performance.
  • The relationship between duct and building tightness
  • Requirements of the 2009 IRC energy chapter.
  • Protocols for blower door and duct leakage testing and reporting.
  • Calculations for ACH50 and percent duct leakage
  • Tips for successfully completing the written and in-field DET Verifier certification exams

This training program and the class fee include:

  • 2 days of live, interactive instruction and hands-on practice (plus half day DET exams)
  • DET training handbook
  • Online tutorials
  • Written DET Verifier exam
  • In-field DET Verifier exam
  • DET Verifier Certificate (with passing score on both exams)
  • Certificate of Attendance (for CEU hours)

Who Should Attend:

Professionals seeking certification by a nationally recognized testing organization to perform mandated testing by the 2009 residential energy code, building inspectors, HVAC contractors, energy efficiency contractors and service providers, quality assurance construction managers.

: Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier Certificate (NOTE: You must receive a passing score on both exams (included in tuition costs) for Southface designation as a DET Verifier.)
Education units: Eligible for 12 CEUs for La. residential contractors
Certificate of attendance will be issued and may qualify for other professional units.

Instructors: Paul LaGrange, Bill Robinson and/or Glenn Ray, LSU AgCenter Building Science Educators

Date, Time and Location:
2019 classes: February 5-6 and September 17-18.

Class is held from 8:00-4:30 in the Teaching Center of LaHouse Resource Center, located on 2858 Gourrier Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 70820 (directly across from LSU Alex Box Baseball Stadium).

Prerequisites and Class Supplies:
Online Pre-class Tutorials
: Math Basics for DET Verifiers and Basics of Building Science online 1-hour modules (access provided upon registration)
Supplies: Bring a calculator for the written and field exams.

$400 registration fee (includes written and field exams on day 2)*
*20% discount on class fee for LHBA and La. Realtor members, LaHouse Gold + Key Contributors, government and non-profit organization employees, faculty and students.

NOTE: LSU AgCenter - LaHouse courses qualify for Louisiana Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) tuition reimbursement for eligible employers. See www.laworks.net for IWTP information.

Class size is limited. Payment must be received to reserve your seat.

Click here to register and for more information

NOTE: Gain additional building science insights and HVAC design and troubleshooting know-how for our hot, humid climate by attending an extra day for the full HVAC for Home Performance class. Click here for more information.

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