Overview

From identifying asthma triggers and risk of lead poisoning to testing for CO and other health hazards, tremendous opportunity exists to incorporate a healthy home analysis into home performance assessments.

The Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification builds on the BPI Building Analyst (BA), Multifamily Building AnalystEnergy Auditor (EA), or Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certifications. The HHE was developed in partnership with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI). A Healthy Home Evaluator assesses home-based environmental health and safety hazards and provides a prioritized list of recommendations to address those hazards. 

Listen to HHE Webinar (45 minutes) with panelists from BPI, GHHI, HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, and Healthy Housing Solutions. Partial funding for the HHE was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Certification Scheme Handbook

Please read the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) Certification Scheme Handbook  prior to applying for the certification.

Steps to Get Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) Certified
  1. Prerequisites required: Hold, and maintain, an active BPI Building Analyst (BA), Multifamily Building Analyst, Energy Auditor (EA), or Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification. If you are not currently certified, you can take the online and field exams at any BPI Test Center.
     
  2. Read the Certification Scheme Handbook  for the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE).
     
  3. Training (optional): BPI does not require training and is not affiliated with any training centers. However, individuals that complete training typically perform better on BPI exams. Most BPI Test Centers offer training.
     
  4. Schedule your exam with a BPI Test Center in your area.
     
  5. Test Scores: After taking the exam at the BPI Test Center, you will see your exam score on the screen. You can also log in to your candidate account to see your score.
     
  6. Certification: If successful, you will receive your certification in the mail.
Exam Preparation

Candidates must take only an online exam to get Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certified.

Online exam: 50 multiple-choice questions (online exam only)
Time limit: 1 ½ hours

Please see the HHE Certification Scheme Handbook  for information on subjects covered on the exam.

Exam Fees

The cost of the online exam depends on the BPI Test Center providing the exam. BPI's recommended list price for the online HHE exam is $200.

Recertification

BPI Healthy Home Evaluators (HHEs) must recertify every three (3) years.

HHEs must maintain one of the four (4) prerequisite certifications (see Step 1 above). Recertification is obtained by taking the online exam.