Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

MassGREEN Weatherization Installer Course

This 78 hour training prepares students to work as professional air sealing technicians and insulation installers. Successful graduates of the course will be prepared to take the BPI Installer exams for Air Sealing and Densepacking. The majority of this program will consist of hands on training experience.

Performance objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Determine where the thermal boundary should be in any typical single family residence and identify potential air leakage points in that barrier
  • Determine the best materials and methods for sealing all of the typical leakage points found in a single family residence
  • Seal all typical leakage points with the most efficient and effective use of time and materials and test their seals for air-tightness
  • Apply air-sealing techniques in compliance with all relevant building and fire code requirements
  • Identify appropriate insulation materials for any given application in a single family residence
  • Install all standard insulation materials in a manner that assures maximum practical insulating value, minimal damage to the property, occupant health and safety, and compliance with all relevant building and fire codes
  • Install house ventilation components as directed
  • Work in a manner that ensures their own safety and the safety of job-site residents and property

Prerequisites for enrollment in the course include:

  • High School Equivalency minimum
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to read a measuring tape and calculate simple measurements
  • English language proficiency
  • Basic carpentry skills

Classes will be in the Green Center at 1082 Davol St. in Fall River

For more information about the program, contact the Green Center, 508.678.2811, ext. 2565

Funding for course development, tools, equipment, supplies, and instructor pay for Bristol Community College’s first offering of this new, pilot version of the Weatherization Installer Course has been provided by MassGREEN Initiative in affiliation with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. Thanks to their support, this course is being offered at a specially discounted rate. For more information on the MassGREEN Initiative, please visit