Why Verify?


Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification according to the 2009 or 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is rapidly becoming accepted practice for HVAC technicians and installers nationwide. South Carolina currently has adopted the 2009 IECC code and code officials across the state are enforcing this code adoption. One requirement of the new code is leak testing of duct systems if the duct is outside the conditioned area of the home.  HVAC companies in South Carolina are seeking to stay current and code compliant by having their personnel undergo this special SCDET Verifier training certification, provided through support from the SC Energy Office. This training will provide you everything you need to be a South Carolina Duct and Envelope Tightness Verifier. All participants who successfully complete the training will be listed in the SCAHACC SCDET database that is recognized by the SC State Energy Office and The Homebuilders Association of SC.

HERs raters, BPI Heating Professionals, BPI Energy Auditors (Building Analyst), and BPI Quality Control Inspectors who have demonstrated proficiency in blower door and duct blaster use may be listed as SC DET verifiers upon request.  Please email katie@beaconamc.net your name, company name, phone number and a copy of your credential(s).


The Training


The South Carolina Duct and Envelope Tightness (SCDET) Verifier Credential requires successful completion of two training Modules. Module I consists of a classroom or online course and Module II is a field exam that is given at various times and locations throughout the state. Both portions of the training must be taken through an approved instructor. The classroom course for Module I is offered through our partner The Sustainability Institute or through an approved instructor. The online course for Module I is offered in partnership with Home Energy Partners using their online curriculum and training website.  Visit the registration page and get started earning your SCDET Verifier Credential today. Read More