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 one of these BPI Test Centers offering the HHE exam or inquire 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

Exam prices are set by BPI Test Centers. Please contact them for pricing.

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 one of three methods:

  1. Successfully challenge the HHE online exam prior to the certification expiration date
  2. Accumulate a minimum of twenty-four (24) qualifying continuing education units (CEUs) over the three (3) years of certification and submit documentation of qualifying CEUs
  3. For trainers or BPI Proctors, accumulate one hundred and fifty (150) hours of relevant Healthy Homes training over the three (3) years of certification and submit documentation of training 

To bypass the exam using methods 2 or 3, you must fill out the recertification application, submit it with all supporting documents, and pay the renewal fee prior to the certification expiration date.

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