Accreditation Requirements

Third-party accreditation will be required for certificate and certificate programs to be recognized by the Department of Energy and the U.S. General Services Administration. The accreditation process will verify that programs align with the technical content of the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines and meet industry standards for quality management and program administration.

DOE is consulting with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Standards Coordination Office to develop a list of recognized accreditation standards and accreditation bodies. Additional information will be updated here in the coming months.