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.
Available BPI Certifications
BPI offers several certifications, spanning basic skills, multifamily properties, and advanced credentials..
Everblue offers training & exams for the most popular certifications (linked below).
BPI Certificate of Knowledge Explained
The Building Science Principles is a "certificate of knowledge."
This certificate is your first step into the world of home performance.
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 BSP is a required first step for anyone interested in pursuing the BPI Building Analyst credentials.
Primary BPI Certifications
BPI Building Analyst Technician
Learn how to collect home data through blower door and combustion safety testing. These test results will inform energy upgrade recommendations later in the home audit process.
You must first earn the BPI BSP certificate and then pass a field exam to earn this credential.
BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage
Similar to BA-T, BPI IDL certifies candidates to perform 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.
Core BPI Certifications
BPI Building Analyst Professional
Learn how to apply building science principles to single-family homes and make recommendations that improve occupant health, safety, and comfort.
Candidates are required to first earn the BPI Building Science Principles certificate AND the BPI Building Analyst Technician credential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced BPI Certifications
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.
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.
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!