How to Become a Home Energy Score Certified Assessor

Complete all U.S. Department of Energy Training Requirements with our approved “Fast Track Training” program in 3 easy steps!

Step 1: Hold/Acquire a relevant credential.

Connect with one of our experts to determine if you have one of the relevant required credentials. Don’t worry if you don’t yet hold a credential, we can connect you with our partners that can provide you with them. This will allow you to complete both trainings at once. Please visit this website Become an Assessor | Better Buildings Initiative ( to determine if you hold one of the relevant credentials before moving forward with the SIM.

Step 2: Register and Complete SIM Training. – Register Now

Cost: $375

Our training program includes registration and on boarding and gives you access to exclusive webinars designed to help you maneuver through the SIM.

Step 3: Mentorship

Cost: $875

To finish your training, you must complete 5 scores alongside one of our certified mentors. IDE will work with you to ensure you are proficient with the SIM process, education requirements, and software training.

Step 4: QA

ID Energy is one of the DOE’s approved Virtual QA providers. We utilize your photos and data to review your files and ensure that you maintain compliance and make sure your clients are properly served.

Get started with your Fast Track Training today and become a Home Energy Score Certified Assessor from anywhere across the country!

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Registration, SIM training, and Support


This training support program includes your registration and on-boarding. In addition to the SIM training and support, you will be provided with an introductory webinar to the SIM and how to successfully maneuver around the program and successfully complete it. IDE provides support for up to 30 days to complete the SIM portion of the Home Energy Score Assessor training.

* We rely on our students and candidates to provide the level of participation to complete the mentorship and Home Energy Score requirements within the allotted time. IDE and IDI are not responsible for nonparticipating registrants and delayed completion times. IDE will work with reasonable requests for extensions if necessary. All requests must be in writing. 

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