BPI Building Analyst Technician Training & Exam

After you’ve passed the BPI Building Science Principles exam, learn to apply the concepts as a Building Analyst Technician.

A Building Analyst Technician (BA-T) conducts residential building science-based diagnostic tests and home performance data collection. This includes combustion safety and carbon monoxide testing, blower door testing, and interior/exterior home inspection.

The BPI BA-T Certification is nationally recognized and will set you up with the skills to take your business to the next level.

  ONLINE or BLENDED
  INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
  40 HOURS
levels of BPI certification
BENEFITS

Why Earn Building Analyst Technician

Upskill Quickly

Build upon your trade skills with a nationally-recognized certification!

Gain New Clients

If you already work for a HVAC or trade company, you can add home energy auditing as a new service and reach more customers!

Grow Your Business

Qualify for utility rebate programs that require technicians with BPI Certification.
 
 

"I learned more than I could expect. You could tell the instructors are both very passionate about what they teach. That helped me get into the class and become just as passionate. I'm looking forward to taking more classes with these instructors. Thank you."

- Jeff Elsasser

HOW IT WORKS

How to Get BPI BA-T Certified

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1. Pass the BPI BSP Exam

The BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) certificate of knowledge is a required first step for anyone pursuing the BPI Building Analyst Technician certification.
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2. Take BA-T Online Training

This program starts with self-paced online training and concludes with proctored certification exams.
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3. Take BA-T Field Exam

As a trusted BPI Test Center, Everblue is authorized to proctor the field certification exam either online or in person. Choose whichever format you prefer.
TOPICS

BPI Building Analyst Technician Topics

BPI Building Analyst training

What You'll Learn

  • Principles of Energy
  • Basics of Heat, Moisture & Airflow
  • Building Structural Elements
  • Types of Insulation
  • Building Mechanical Elements
  • Blower Door & Pressure Diagnostics
  • Combustion Safety
  • Common Problems & Solutions
  • The Energy Audit Process
  • Health & Safety
SCHEDULE

Choose Your Location & Time

BPI Building Analyst Technician training schedule
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Location Info
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BPI Field House
Laurel, MD 20707
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8 AM - 5 PM
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BPI Field House
Augusta, ME 04330
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BPI Field House
Jersey City, NJ 07306
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BPI Field House
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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BPI Field House
North Hills, PA 15237
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8 AM - 5 PM
8425 Old Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
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BPI Field House
Tampa, FL 33601
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BPI Field House
Austin, TX 73301
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BPI Field House
Gloucester, MA 01930
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BPI Field House
Portland, OR 97232
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BPI Field House
Seattle, WA 98106
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BPI Field House
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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8 AM - 5 PM
PRICING

Register for BPI Building Analyst Technician

Online

$1,899

Instant access to online video training
Follow along 24/7 for 6 months
Schedule a virtually proctored exam
Get BA-T certified!

Blended

$1,999 $1,899

Instant access to online video training
Join us for hands-on equipment training
Take your 4-hour field exam in person
Get BA-T certified!

BPI Building Analyst Package

Best Value!

$2,647  $2,599

Package includes BSP + BA-T + BA-P
Satisfy all BPI prerequisites
Save time & money
No code needed; instant savings
Earn multiple certifications
Includes all written & field exams
Fast-track to Building Analyst Professional
 
 

"The class was well organized, well run, and led by what should be considered leaders in their field. I would freely recommend Everblue for individuals seeking a program with solid support and results."

- Michael Trudeau

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this class intended for?

This BPI Building Analyst Technician course is ideal for HVAC technicians, general contractors, home inspectors, home builders, and electricians.

Specifically, BA-T candidates must already have earned their BPI Building Science Principles certificate. This course builds on that knowledge and teaches you how to perform diagnostic tests and collect data.

Are there any prerequisites?

Yes, you must pass the BPI Building Science Principles exam before you can become a BPI Building Analyst Technician.

Is the BPI BA-T exam included with this course?

Yes! We administer and proctor the BA-T field exam in both our online and blended packages.

Should I register for the online course or blended?

This decision is entirely up to you. Some items to consider:

  • Both formats start with self-paced online training.
  • With the online format, you'll be able to schedule the exact day/time that you want to do your remotely proctored exam.
  • With the online format, you will need to have access to energy auditing equipment.
  • With the blended format, you will use our equipment when you show up in person at our scheduled event.
  • With the blended format, you'll get a whole day to practice using the equipment prior to taking your field exam.

What energy auditing equipment will I need?

If you register for our blended format, we will provide all equipment for the training and testing. If you register for the online (self-paced) format, you will need to buy, borrow, or rent the following equipment:

  • Combustible Gas Detector (Gas Sniffer) that provides a digital display of percentage of Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) and/or provide an alarm when detecting combustible gas concentrations exceeding 10% Lower Explosive Limit (LEL)
  • Combustion Analyzer equipped internally or externally with a nitric oxide filter (NOx filter)
  • Ambient CO monitor
  • Mirror, smoke pencils or other smoke visualization equipment for depressurization and spillage assessment
  • Complete Blower Door Testing Kit including hoses, blower door frame, blower door canvas, etc.
  • One or more manometers
  • Pressure Pan and associated kit
  • Exhaust Fan Flow Meter and associated kit
  • Duct Blaster and associated kit
  • Infrared camera (optional)

When you register for this course, you will automatically receive energy auditing equipment discounts from leading equipment manufacturers, such as Retrotec and TruTech Tools.

What are the requirements for the field testing site?

If you register for our blended format, we will provide the site for the field training and testing. If you register for the online (self-paced) format, you must find a home that meets these requirements:

  • Must have at least one atmospherically vented combustion appliance
  • A ducted distribution system (must contain ductwork)
  • Exhaust fan
  • Gas Oven or an Electric oven for simulation purposes
  • Accessible attic

How do I begin the online training?

After you enroll, you will receive an automated email from the Everblue system with your unique username and password to Everblue’s secure online learning portal.

How soon after taking my exam am I certified?

We are required to submit your field exam score to BPI within 24 hours. BPI will ultimately determine whether or not you passed the field exam and will share your certification status in their online candidate portal. BPI will mail out a paper certificate and ID card, within 4-6 weeks after certification is awarded. However, you may begin work functions immediately after you confirm your certification status online.