The heart of home performance is the house-as-a-system, and HVAC is the critical component that keeps that heart beating efficiently, safely and affordably.
Right now there’s a shortage of HVAC contractors skilled in the whole-house approach, that hold the necessary BPI personnel certifications and company accreditations needed to tackle whole-house projects.
Meanwhile, energy efficiency incentive programs around the country focus on whole-house solutions to home performance problems. BPI credentials are specified in over 150 such programs, including state Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® programs and many utility programs.
If you’re certified by NATE, you can get a fast-track into BPI's HVAC certifications. Your NATE credential will be credited toward a portion of BPI’s Heating or A/C and Heat Pump exams. Pass a 50-question “house-as-a-system” written exam and a field practical exam with the appropriate diagnostic equipment for health and safety testing.
Learn about the different designations available in our national credentialing program
The BSP certificate is the first step into home performance for contractors and your staff and salespeople - anyone who advises homeowners on home improvements. Earn the BSP certificate by passing a 100-question online exam. Hands-on field training and testing are not required, although our companion Reference Guide will help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.