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The Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded program that helps low-income households make their homes more energy efficient. Home energy professionals and contractors install energy conservation and health and safety upgrades in homes across the nation to help families save money and make their homes healthier and safer.

The Weatherization Assistance Program is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American tribal lands, and U.S. territories. It is implemented by more than 700 local organizations that deliver weatherization services to families nationwide. These agencies hire and train home energy professionals and/or contractors to provide home upgrades and energy conservation retrofits to more than 35,000 homes each year.

The Weatherization Assistance Program is growing, and there is a place for you! As a home energy professional in the Weatherization Assistance Program, you will earn competitive wages while gaining skills and experience in building performance and energy efficiency technologies. The cost of your training is covered, and nationwide certifications allow you to move anywhere in the country or maybe even start your own business. You’ll make an impact on your local community and improve the environment while helping people save money and live in healthier, safer homes. Use the career quiz below to assess the fit of this career path for you.

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700+

employers nationwide

35,000

homes weatherized/year

8,500+

jobs supported/year

What are some common weatherization roles?

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Data is from the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), based on a 40-hour work week. These wages are national averages and may vary by state and/or employer. Wage ranges represent the 25th to 75th percentile of workers.

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Learn about opportunities for contractors in the Weatherization Assistance Program.

Resources for employers

Explore our resources for employers and training providers in the Weatherization Assistance Program.

What types of tasks would I be working on?

This 3D house lets you explore the type of energy conservation measures typically installed by home energy professionals during a home energy retrofit project. You can explore the attic, main level, and subspace within the home to locate descriptions of common energy efficiency upgrades.

This resource is from the U.S. Department of Energy website where job aids 3D houses are available. Agreement and license

Photo credits: Werner Slocum, NREL; Shutterstock