Course Description

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Weatherization Crew Leader prepares the trainee to be a Weatherization Crew Leader under the guidelines of DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program. Trainees are thoroughly trained in project, worker, and safety-management issues they will encounter on the job. The course follows the Department of Energy’s standardized curriculum for Crew Leader and aligns with the NREL Job Task Analysis for Crew Leader. The structure of the course includes lecture, dialogue and practical demonstrations in lab situations.

This course has 16 contact hours

Course Objectives

  • Understand the responsibilities of a Weatherization Crew Leader
  • Identify successful leadership styles
  • Identify materials and staffing needs for a job
  • Demonstrate project management and staff training
  • Manage installation work on a job site
  • Interpret energy audits
  • Identify work site hazards

Organization of Course

This is a lecture-lab course. Lecture topics are presented in the classroom setting followed by hands-on practice in the lab. The class is appropriate for highly-experienced students who are managing other installers as a Crew Leader. Student participation in discussions in the classroom and in the lab exercises is very important. This course has a written final exam and student participation is graded as pass/fail.

Grading Criteria and Passing Score

The final exam is a written test and each student must pass with an 70% score or higher. Students that do not pass will be allowed to retake the exam in accordance with the Montana Weatherization Training Center retesting policy.


  • Crew Leaders
  • Energy Auditors
  • Program Managers
  • Experienced Installers

Course Fees

  • $325 for the public
  • Free for associates of the Montana Weatherization Workforce

For additional information contact the Center at or you can call (406) 586-0004.

To register, follow this link to the MSU Academic Technology and Outreach page.