City Hosts Home Energy Score Assessor Boot Camp


The City of Bend is sponsoring a Home Energy Score Assessor Boot Camp, led by Earth Advantage, to provide training to individuals to become qualified Home Energy Score Assessors.

Boot Camp participants will complete the U.S. Department of Energy’s online Home Energy Score Simulation training and testing program, and then score their first home with an Earth Advantage mentor to become a qualified Home Energy Score Assessor.

The Boot Camp has a limited number of seats and priority will be given to those who meet specific criteria and order of registration. People who are already home inspectors or appraisers, or someone who wants to start a new career can apply for the program. Participants will need to obtain one of the approved relevant credentials and receive approval from the Oregon Department of Energy to attend the Boot Camp.

Boot Camp Details: Register Now

Part 1: 9am to 11:30am April 26, online via Zoom

  • Self-guided online simulation training and testing
  • Online trainings completed from home between April 26 and May 24 (8-12 hours)
  • Introduction webinar and Home Energy Score Simulation overview

Part 2: 9am to 5pm May 24, in person

  • Classroom and in-person mentor assessment

“We’re excited to support the Home Energy Score program with resources to help people to become assessors who will do the work in our community. The program supports our Community Climate Action Plan’s goals by providing transparency to home buyers about the energy efficiency of the home and encouraging buyers and sellers both to invest in energy upgrades,” said Bend Mayor Melanie Kebler.

Home Energy Scores will be required for all homes listed for sale in Bend effective July 1, 2023. Home Energy Scores must be provided by a licensed Home Energy Score Assessor. See the City of Bend’s Home Energy Score webpage for more information about the new requirement.

Questions regarding the content of the training can be e-mailed to

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities:
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