Expand your knowledge. Build your skills.

As a nationally recognized credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit and weatherization professionals, we recognize that knowledge and skill are prerequisites for successful work. That’s why we’ve developed comprehensive standards for home performance contractors.

Curricula offered by training organizations covers every aspect of whole-home performance evaluation and execution, for every style and age of home, in every climate zone of the United States. The house-as-a-system approach teaches students about the relationships between different components within the home, how to identify problems at the root cause and provide solutions that improve energy efficiency while providing important safety functions such as mold prevention, indoor air quality, carbon monoxide testing, and combustion appliance safety checks.

Students can choose to study any or all of the tracks developed and designed to lead to the BPI certified professional designations.

We know that the ability to perform an assessment and make recommendations for improvements are not the only skills a home performance contractor needs on the job. That’s why every course includes a module on professional ethics, conduct and communications.

Educational programs are taught by a coast-to-coast network of independent training organizations.
Both classroom theory and hands-on field training are provided by a rapidly expanding network of independent training organizations, including private companies, community colleges and local not-for-profit agencies. Prospective students should evaluate the knowledge, skills and abilities provided by a training organization in order to be confident when challenged by exams or when performing the quality of work demanded by homeowners and energy efficiency incentive and weatherization assistance programs.

 
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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

BPI certified professionals get priority positioning in Energy Fool’s national network of referral partners.