Certified verifiers are needed statewide for the Louisiana IRC energy code.
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:
This training program and the class fee include:
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.
Certification: 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: This seminar is pre-approved for 12 OF Hours of continuing education hours for Louisiana residential contractors (request LSLBC form) and La. Home Inspectors (full credit through LSBHI). A LaHouse Resource Center certificate of completion will also be issued to attendees.
Certificate of attendance will be issued and may qualify for other professional units.
Instructor: Paul LaGrange, LSU AgCenter Building Science Educators
Date, Time and Location:
2022 classes: March 8-9 and September 6-7 (HVAC will not be offered in 2022)
(NOTE: To reduce the spread of COVID-19, class size is limited, masks are required to be worn at all times and coffee may not be provided. Session dates may change or be cancelled if pandemic conditions change guidelines.)
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).
The LSU AgCenter provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need an accommodation to participate in an event, please contact LaHouse at 225-578-7913 at least two weeks prior to the event.
Prerequisites and Class Supplies:
Online Pre-class Tutorials: 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. 50% discount for college faculty and full-time 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.
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