Title Overview Fees* Prerequisites Written Exam? Field Exam? Duration of Certification or Program Potential to Bypass Field Exam for Recert? # of Qualifying** CEUs Required for Recert to Bypass Written Exam
Certificate
Building Science Principles (BSP) Learn how all of the systems (e.g. HVAC, insulation, appliances) affect the comfort, health, and safety of occupants and durability of the home.

Online Exam: $99
Digital Guide: $99
Print Guide: $119 + shipping

None Yes No Lifetime N/A N/A
Health Home Principles (HHP) Demonstrate knowledge of how the different components of a home interact to affect occupant health.

Digital Guide  $99
Printed Guide  $129 plus shipping
Online Exam  $99

None Yes No Lifetime N/A N/A
Site Supervisor Certificate (SSC) Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead the worksite, ensure quality & customer satisfaction, and eliminate callbacks.

 Exam: $200
 Exam + Training: $350

Yes Yes No  Lifetime N/A N/A
Primary Certifications
Infiltration and
Duct Leakage
(IDL)
Perform duct leakage and blower door tests, for compliance with IECC (International Energy Conservation) codes for new
home construction or existing home remodels.
** None No Yes 3 years Yes N/A
 Air
Leakage Control
Installer
(also known as RBE-WHALCI)
Gain skills needed to reduce
energy loss from air leakage and improve indoor air quality through the proper installation of insulation.
** None No Yes (includes oral component) 3 years Yes N/A
Core Certifications
AC/Heat Pump
Professional
(AC)
Understand the role of air
conditioning and heating systems within the whole home and diagnose and correct problems to achieve peak performance.
** CFR 608 (type II
or universal)
Yes Yes 3 years Yes 30 CEUs
Building Analyst
(BA)
Apply the fundamentals of
building science and the skills needed to conduct
comprehensive energy audits, including assessing whole building ventilation, measuring air flow, combustion safety, and
testing/data collection.
** None Yes Yes 3 years Yes 30 CEUs
Envelope
Professional
(Env, EP)
Optimize and verify the
installation, operation,
maintenance, and performance of
envelope systems and improve their interaction with other building systems.
** None Yes Yes 3 years Yes 30 CEUs
Heating
Professional
(Heat)
Assess the installation, operation,
and maintenance of heating
equipment in relation to other building systems, to reduce energy costs and ensure occupant comfort, health, and safety.
**            
      None Yes Yes 3 years Yes 30 CEUs
Multifamily Certifications
Multifamily
Building Analyst
(MFBA)
Apply building-as-a-system
fundamentals to diagnose
problems and improve the
performance of larger, more
complex residential structures.
** None Yes Yes (Picture-based practical exam) 3 years Yes 30 CEUs
Multifamily
Building Operator
(MFBO)
Use building science principles to apply operations and maintenance strategies in multifamily buildings. ** None Yes Yes 3 years Yes 30 CEUs
Advanced Certifications
Crew Leader
(CL)
Ensure the quality of, and
supervise, the installation and
performance of prescribed energy efficiency upgrades.
** Various
prerequisites
including
certifications,
work
experience and
training
Yes Yes (Includes
additional 35
question
online exam)
3 years No 24 CEUs
Energy Auditor
(EA)
Master the evaluation of the
home's performance, including
using more advanced diagnostic
equipment and modeling
software. (Advanced version of
BA.)
** Various
prerequisites
including
certifications,
work
experience and
training
Yes Yes 3 years No 24 CEUs
Quality Control
Inspector
(QCI)
Verify compliance of retrofit work performed based on work plans and standards. Conduct audits and inspections using diagnostic equipment to develop reports specifying corrective actions to achieve whole house performance. ** Active EA Certification no Yes 3 years No 6 CEUs
Retrofit Installer
Technician
(RIT)
Properly install residential
envelope air sealing, HVAC duct sealing, insulation, windows and doors, mechanical ventilation, and roofing upgrades in single family homes and small multi-family housing.
** Various
prerequisites
including
certifications,
work
experience and
training
Yes Yes 3 years No 30 CEUs
Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) Identify asthma triggers, detect
risks for lead poisoning, test for
carbon monoxide (CO), and more by incorporating healthy home measures into home performance assessments.
** BA, EA, MFBA, or QCI Yes No 3 years Yes 24 CEUs
Programs
BPI Rater Become part of the U.S. Department of Energy's nationwide Home Energy Score
program. Perform home energy
assessments that generate a score and a prioritized list of recommended energy improvements for the homeowner.
** BSP, BA,
Envelope, HEP
EA, HEP QCI OR
an alternate
credential
DOE
online
Sim
training
and
testing
No 1 year N/A N/A
BPI GoldStar
Contractor®
For a contracting business.
Program that improves quality
control and management
processes to enhance services,
reduce waste and boost customer satisfaction
Annual fee: $1200
Monthly installment
option: $100
Must have at
least one BA
OR EA certified
professional on
staff
No No 1 year N/A N/A
BPI Product List For product manufacturers.
Program that features products
and materials that meet certain
industry standards.
Annual fee for:
Up to and including
10 products:
$750
11-50 products:
$1,250
More than 50
products:
Contact BPI for
pricing
Products must
meet or exceed
certain industry
standards.
No No 1 year N/A N/A

*Individual BPI Test Centers set exam prices. Candidates seeking certification through a BPI Test Center should contact the BPI Test Center directly for their rates. Application fees are nonrefundable. 

**Please see the CEU page for qualifiing CEUs.