Colorado Energy Masters are individuals who have successfully completed all coursework and who complete an energy-related project of their choice. One does not need to become a certified Colorado Energy Master to take the courses.
There are many reasons one might pursue certification as a Colorado Energy Master – to gain knowledge and skills in the energy field; to add value to your work; and/or to promote energy education or services in your community.
To become a certified Colorado Energy Master, one must:
- Complete all Colorado Energy Master classes including achieving a 70% average or higher of all three course quizzes.
- Miss no more than one class in total.
- Propose an energy-related project to your host county program manager.
- Complete your approved energy-related project.
- Submit a 1-2 page summary of your project along with optional photos and video.
Project ideas for Colorado Energy Master certification have included conducting a home energy assessment, conducting a solar assessment, hosting an energy block party, hosting an energy film screening, creating a website, translating energy information into Spanish, teaching energy lesson plans in schools or to 4-H youth, publishing energy tips in a local newspaper, and much more. Projects should come from your own personal inspiration, skills, and abilities. Some guidance on choosing a project is provided.