NAPE Educational Foundation

Since 1990, NAPE Educational Foundation has been all about helping people in building engineering. We mix classroom teaching with hands-on training, so our students really know their stuff. We cover lots of different topics, help careers grow, offer certifications, and make buildings work better. Our BEST Program has classes that fit your schedule and teach practical skills. Plus, you get to meet and learn from experienced pros to boost your career. We proudly provide building engineer training in the Washington, DC area.

Popular Courses

NAPEEF provides top-notch classroom and hands-on training led by seasoned industry experts, empowering aspiring building engineers with knowledge and practical skills that make them highly desirable to local employers. Our experienced instructors excel in various fields, including electrical work, HVAC, boilers, refrigeration, controls, licensing exam prep, and general building maintenance. Through our specialized labs, you’ll gain hands-on experience in electrical, air conditioning, boiler, and controls, ensuring you’re well-prepared to excel in these roles.

NAPE Chapter DC #1

Founded in 1882, the National Association of Power Engineers (N.A.P.E.) stands as the United States’ oldest engineering association, remaining active to this day with an unwavering commitment to advancing members through educational avenues. Joining the DC #1 Chapter of N.A.P.E. unlocks access to a robust network of stationary engineers across the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As the nation’s most influential chapter, DC #1 offers complimentary educational seminars during monthly meetings, alongside social and recreational opportunities, fostering growth and learning within the profession. These meetings, held on the second Wednesday of each month, feature educational seminars, networking, and a tuition discount for the National Association of Power Engineers Educational Foundation’s training programs, catering to various membership levels and interests.

Membership Levels Include:


Individual Membership
All students currently enrolled in a NAPEEF course receives their first year of Student Membership for free! Learn about career opportunities by attending our free Networking Events where you can connect with other DC #1 Members. You also have the option to join our Chapter Meetings where you can keep up to date with new legislation or trends in the industry.


Individual Membership
This membership is open to engineers interested in becoming more involved in the community. As a member, you have the opportunity to network with other experienced engineers during any DC #1 event. Additionally, we hold monthly Chapter Meetings that includes seminars designed to keep you informed about the latest industry developments.


Individual Membership
Associate Membership can be extended to individuals indirectly connected to the Engineering field. It is open to those who want to gain a greater awareness of their services within the local engineering community. Benefits include networking opportunities at our monthly Chapter Meetings, or early access to special events involving more engagement.


Company Membership
Corporate Memberships includes an additional Active Membership for a fellow employee. Companies under this membership receives the same opportunities as Associate Members, along with access to post job openings at the NAPE DC #1 job bulletin board. Companies can also earn tuition discounts for themselves or any students registered under them.



Alexandria, VA (AL)

NAPE Educational Foundation
5520 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22312


Greenbelt, MD (GR)

Hanover Office Park
7213 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770