BPI Certifications Explained

Each BPI Certification Explained

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) offers a variety of certifications, organized by skill level and desired building structure.

As a BPI Test Center, Everblue offers approved training and exams so you can earn one or more BPI Certification.

Learn more about each of the available BPI certifications below and then get started with a training course.

  

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LIST OF BPI CERTIFICATIONS

Available BPI Certifications

BPI currently offers 14 professional certifications and 1 certificate of knowledge.

Everblue offers training & exams for the 6 most popular certifications (linked below).

Entry Level

Infiltration & Duct Leakage

Air Leakage Control Installer

Core

Building Analyst

Envelope Professional

AC / Heat Pump

Heating Professional

Manufactured Housing

Multifamily

MF Building Analyst

MF Building Operator

Advanced

Energy Auditor

Quality Control Inspector

Crew Leader

Retrofit Installer Technician

Healthy Home Evaluator

What is BPI BSP?

BPI Certificate of Knowledge Explained

The Building Science Principles certificate is not a BPI Professional Certification.

The certificate is your first step into the world of home performance.

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BPI Building Science Principles

Learn how the major systems (HVAC, insulation, and appliances) affect health, comfort, and safety of a home. You must pass an online exam with a score of at least 70% to earn this certificate.

BPI Certifications Explained

Entry Level BPI Certifications

All BPI certifications are valid in 3-year increments.

Candidates must complete continuing education and/or retake the exams to recertify.

BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage

Learn how to conduct duct leakage and blower door tests in compliance with IECC codes. You must pass a 1.5-hour hands-on field exam with a score of 85% or higher.


 

Air Leakage Control Installer

Individuals with this certification have shown proficiency with tightening the building envelope, reducing energy loss from air leakage, and providing better indoor air quality by reducing pollutants and allergens.

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BPI Certifications Explained

Core BPI Certifications

All core certifications require passing a written exam and a field exam.

You must score at least 70% on each exam to earn the certification.

BPI Building Analyst

Learn how to apply building science principles to single-family homes and make recommendations that improve occupant health, safety, and comfort.


 

BPI Envelope

Learn how to identify leaks in a building’s envelope (aka shell), stop air leaks, and optimize durability, HVAC performance, and comfort.

BPI AC/Heat Pump Professional

Individuals with this certification have shown proficiency with knowing how airflow and ducting, controls, electrical systems, and refrigerant charges affect the performance and safety of cooling and heat pump systems.

BPI Heating Professional

Individuals with this certification have shown proficiency with heating systems, particularly load requirements, system sizing, ventilation system design and installation, and system diagnostics.

Manufactured Housing

Individuals with this certification have shown proficiency with the installation, operation, and maintenance of manufactured housing systems, including how to measure and verify the performance of these systems.

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Multifamily BPI Certifications

All multifamily certifications require passing an online exam and a field exam.

You must score at least 65% on each exam to earn the certification.

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BPI Multifamily Building Analyst

Learn how to apply building science principles to multifamily buildings and make recommendations that improve occupant health, safety, and comfort.


 

BPI Multifamily Building Operator

Individuals with this certification have shown proficiency with understanding multifamily building science operations and maintenance concepts.

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Advanced BPI Certifications

The Home Energy Professional (HEP) certifications are offered by BPI and are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

HEP Energy Auditor

Learn how to use diagnostic equipment, modeling software, and audit reporting tools to develop a prioritized scope of work for customers.


 

HEP Quality Control Inspector

Learn how to verify the quality of energy audits, retrofit work, and reports as well as specify corrective actions to achieve optimal building performance.

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HEP Crew Leader

Individuals with this certification have shown proficiency with ensuring the quality and supervision of the installation and performance of prescribed energy efficiency upgrades, as laid out in a scope of work.

HEP Retrofit Installer Technician

Individuals with this certification have shown proficiency with properly installing residential envelope air sealing, HVAC duct sealing, insulation, windows and doors, mechanical ventilation, and roofing upgrades.

BPI Healthy Home Evaluator

Individuals with this certification have demonstrated that they can assess a home’s environment health and safety hazards and provide a prioritized list of recommendations to address them.

NEXT STEPS

Sign Up for BPI Training

Now that you have a basic understanding of the available BPI Certifications, it's time to sign up for training!

 

Still have questions about BPI Certification? Check our our BPI FAQs page.