Minnesota Energy Resources, Conservation Improvement Program, Authorized Insulation Contractor

How It Works

Minnesota Energy Resources is working with Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) to provide high-quality insulation and air sealing services to their residential customers through an Authorized Insulation Contractor (AIC) program.  If you are a contractor in this program you will be able to offer Minnesota Energy Resources’ substantial rebates to customers in their gas territory. Note that only work done by AIC contractors are eligible for these rebates. To become an Authorized Insulation Contractor you must complete the steps below: 


1. Sign the participation agreement

This agreement covers the requirements for this program and your responsibilities as an authorized contractor.  A summary of requirements and responsibility can be found here.  Contact CEE to get this process started. 

2. Attend training and achieve BPI Installer Certification

You are required to attend one of the trainings on AIC program processes and testing procedures.  This will include procedures for the proper combustion safety and blower door tests that are required for the program.

In addition to this training you and any crew leader doing work for the program will have to achieve BPI Installer Certification (official name: Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer Certification). CEE will offer a training session and certification testing, but this certification can be achieved through any organization. 

Register for the upcoming training

3. Join Minnesota Energy Resources Authorized Insulation Contractor List

Once you have been added to the AIC list, you can complete insulation work and offer Minnesota Energy Resources rebates to qualified customers.  The AIC list is published on the Minnesota Energy Resources page, click here to view

At this point you will also begin the quality assurance entry process.  You will need to contact us before scheduling your first two jobs, where you will demonstrate your ability to meet program standards via our phone-in quality assurance visit.