Prove your worth

Expand your skill set. Trace problems to their root causes, prescribe real solutions and get the job done right—the first time. These credentials are for professionals with proven knowledge, skills and abilities in whole house home performance assessments, building envelope evaluations, HVAC testing and more.

Building Analyst

Go beyond a traditional energy audit to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, identify problems at the root cause and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science.
Updated information on BA re-certification.
Steps to become certified

Envelope Professional

Quantify performance and prescribe improvements to help tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage and optimize comfort, durability and HV/AC performance.
Steps to become certified

Heating

Optimize the installation, operation and maintenance of heating equipment in relation to other building systems, to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health and safety.
Steps to become certified

Air Conditioning and Heat Pump

Understand the role of these systems within the whole home and how to diagnose and correct problems properly to achieve peak performance.
Steps to become certified

Manufactured Housing

Apply house-as-a-system fundamentals to the specific needs particular to the various types of housing technologies.
Steps to become certified

Steps to becoming BPI certified.
  1. Review the BPI Skilled Building Performance Certification Policies and Procedures.
  2. Review the Testable Knowledge List and Field Guide for each certification being considered.
  3. Determine if training is required prior to attempting certification.
  4. 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.

  5. Schedule your exam(s) directly with BPI or a BPI Test Center in your area.
  6. Fill out the Application for BPI Certification and take it with you to your exam.
  7. Take a 100-question exam and field exam that covers the fundamentals of building science as well as knowledge specific to the certification being attempted.
    • If you are seeking more than one certification, after the first certification’s written exam (100 question exam), you would take a 50-question exam in each certification designation (i.e., Envelope, Heating), plus complete the field exams.
  8. Complete the applicable exams successfully, with an overall score of 70% or higher.
  9. Complete the Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) sections of the field exams with a grade of 85% or higher.

    The process time for exam results are four to six weeks.

  10. Receive your certification.
  11. 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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