Stand Out Among Your Peers

These nationally recognized certifications help building operators, property managers and other building professionals demonstrate an understanding of mult-family building science and the relationship between the building’s various systems and their effect on occupant health, safety and comfort, and the building’s energy efficiency and durability.

Multifamily Building Analysts

Apply building-as-a-system fundamentals to diagnose problems and improve the performance of larger, more complex residential structures.

Multifamily Building Operators

Use building science principles to apply operations and maintenance strategies that can increase efficiency, improve building comfort, ensure occupant safety and save money.


Steps to Becoming Certified
  1. Review the Multi-Family Building Professionals Policies and Procedures document.
  2. Review the BPI National Standard for each certification being considered.
  3. Determine if training is required prior to attempting certification.
    While BPI does not require training prior to attempting certification, candidates can find training from Independent Training Organizations using our Training Organizations Locator Tool. BPI does not directly perform any training services and it is not a requirement to use training organizations; however individuals completing training typically perform better on BPI exams.
  4. Schedule your exam(s) directly with BPI or a BPI Test Center in your area.
  5. Fill out the Application for BPI Certification and take it with you to your exam.
  6. Take the applicable exams that cover the fundamentals of building science as well as knowledge specific to the certification being attempted.
    The process time for exam results are two to four weeks.
  7. Complete the applicable exams successfully, with an overall score of 65% or higher.
  8. Receive your certification.
  9. Obtain thirty (30) Continuing Education Units (optional) and recertify every three years. See Certification Renewal Policy for more information.
 
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Learning the health and safety issues that go hand and hand with home performance was eye opening for me. Pairing the energy efficiency aspect of home upgrades with health and safety makes the BPI training very valuable for people.

- Amanda Hatherly, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

I love how BPI as an organization is both transparent and accessible. If you have any questions or just want to discuss home performance with experts, it isn’t hard to get a hold of somebody willing to have these discussions with you.

- Amanda Hatherly, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

As I learned more from the BPI trainings and on the job experience, my reason for staying in the field is that I feel like I help people every day. And in doing so I help ensure their families’ health and safety through all of the safety checks I’m required to perform. I love my work and feel so very fortunate to work in the energy efficiency field.

- Mark Hensley, Building Doctors, Los Angeles, CA

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