Performance Contracting National Resource Center (PCNRC) Training Certificate Series  

Education Type: 
16 Hours
2.4 CEU
Sponsored by: 

Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

The Performance Contracting National Resource Center (PCNRC) Training Certificate Series is an accredited, on-demand interactive eight-part series designed to support performance contracting and workforce development in the federal and MUSH markets (i.e., municipalities and state governments, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, and hospitals), provided at no cost to trainees. This training series supports the professional development of emerging and experienced professionals alike and provides the opportunity for individuals to earn continuing education credits and demonstrate their proficiency in performance contracting.

The PCNRC is a Department of Energy (DOE) hub for best practices and solutions for ESPCs implemented in the federal and MUSH markets. It was established in 2020 at the direction of Congress in H.R. 1865, Public Law 116-94 and is a collaborative effort between the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and the Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP).

Training Guidance and Series Assessment

The training certificate series is comprised of eight modules that can be taken as a series or individually. Selecting 'Enroll in Training Series' and completing a pre-survey, users can take one or more of the modules in any order.

PCNRC01Module 1. Overview Of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs)  
PCNRC02Module 2: Getting Started with an ESPC Project  
COMING SOONModule 3: Developing Scope for Project and Request for Proposal
COMING SOONModule 4: Measurement & Verification (M&V) for Energy Savings Performance Contracts
COMING SOONModule 5: Facilitating the Investment Grade Audit (IGA)
COMING SOONModule 6: Reviewing the Investment Grade Audit (IGA) and Project Proposal
COMING SOONModule 7: Construction, Performance Verification, and Project Acceptance
COMING SOONModule 8: Performance Period
PNCRC Series Comprehensive Exam

Each one begins with a knowledge check to provide useful resources before taking the training. To receive continuing education units (CEUs), complete the training module and pass the post-module assessment with a score of at least 80%. To receive the PCNRC training certificate, users must complete all eight modules and pass a comprehensive assessment with a score of at least 80%. Completed modules will be displayed on this page in order to measure progress toward the certificate.

The first two trainings are now available, and the remaining six will be added during the next several months. Once enrolled, users will receive updates when additional trainings are posted. To take a particular module, go to applicable training page and select 'Enroll in Course'.

Credits for PCNRC Series

The PCNRC training certificate series was developed through a collaborative effort between FEMP, SCEP, National Labs, and DOE contractors.  Read More