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.
BPI certified professionals are required to participate in ongoing Continuing Education Requirements (CEUs) to keep on top of emerging issues, technologies and best practices. Many CEU courses are offered via industry events.