Efficiency Vermont & Everblue Present Energy Auditor Training

Earning a BPI or RESNET Certification should be your first step toward a career in residential energy auditing.

Your job as a certified home energy auditor is to identify energy-related issues in the home, provide customers with an economic forecast of return on investment through energy efficiency improvements, and ensure that the interaction of specific building systems does not create any harmful conditions.

We'll help you learn all the building science principles that you'll need on the job - and to get BPI or RESNET HERS Certified!


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Earn Your Home Energy Auditor Certification

BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater Certification are the most respected industry designations for residential contractors.
Everblue is a BPI Test Center

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to standardizing procedures for home energy professionals.

The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) is a competing nonprofit organization also dedicated to standardizing procedures for home energy professionals.

Historically, BPI has focused on retrofitting existing homes, and RESNET has focused on energy efficiency in new construction homes.

Both organizations rely on network of affiliated organizations, such as Everblue, to provide training on their energy auditing standards and to administer the corresponding certification exams.

Why earn energy auditor certification?

  • Offers a new career path as a certified home energy auditor
  • Focuses on improving the energy efficiency of existing homes
  • Provides contractors with a nationally recognized certification

Become an Expert in Home Performance

Certified energy auditors solve heating, cooling, and air leakage problems that drive high energy costs.

Certified energy auditors evaluate the overall conditions of a home and identify energy-related issues at the source.

You'll use building science knowledge and diagnostic tests to assess the home's energy use and make recommendations for energy efficiency improvements.

Supplement your knowledge with technical processes, such as:

  • The "House-as-a-System" Approach
  • Blower Door & Duct Testing
  • Combustion Safety Testing
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Great for HVAC Technicians & Residential Contractors

Both BPI Energy Auditors and RESNET HERS Raters perform home energy assessments.
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With BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater Certification, you can use building science principles to create a more comfortable, safe, and durable home for your clients.

Those who benefit most from energy auditor certification include:

  • HVAC technicians
  • General contractors
  • Insulation installers

Most use home energy auditing as a foot-in-the-door to their primary business service – ie, establishing a strong relationship with a potential client during the audit and upselling them on remodeling and retrofit work.


Fast-Track Your Career as a Home Energy Auditor

Build on your services as a residential building contractor by adding an energy auditor certification.

BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater Certification enable you to enter a growing industry with real skills that you can use immediately in the field.

You will walk away from this experience with an increased understanding of how systems in the home work together.

In addition, certification makes you more marketable:

  • Third-party verification of your skills helps build a reliable brand
  • Enhanced credibility with homeowners makes it easier to get jobs
  • A reputation for quality work helps grow your business
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How to Become a Certified Energy Auditor

All of our courses start with self-paced online training and conclude with proctored certification exams.
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1. Take Our Course

Our online program consists of pre-recorded video presentations, practice questions, and reading materials. You can log in any time 24/7 to follow along with the self-paced training, and you will have access to materials for 6 months.
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2. Take Your Exams

Exams are included as part of Everblue's BPI Certification and RESNET HERS Rater Training programs. We'll include step-by-step instructions inside the online course for scheduling your exam sessions.

3. Get Certified

If you pass your BPI Certification exams - congratulations, you're certified! If you pass your RESNET HERS Rater exams, you've got a few more steps to go... You'll need to sign up with a RESNET Quality Assurance Provider and complete five provisional ratings under their guidance - and then you'll be certified! Don't worry, we'll walk you through the process!

Available Courses

BPI Building Science Principles

Gain the knowledge you need to be successful as a home performance professional or energy auditor. During this introductory course, you'll learn how the systems in a home work together to affect energy use, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality.

To earn this certificate, you simply have to pass a 100-question multiple choice exam with a score of at least 70%.

BPI Building Analyst Technician

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.

To earn this certification, you must take a 4-hour field exam with an approved BPI Test Center (which Everblue is). You must be proctored, either in person or through online video proctoring. There is no written exam for this credential. This credential has prerequisites.

BPI Building Analyst Professional

After you’ve passed the BPI Building Analyst Technician exam, upgrade your skills to become a Building Analyst Professional. A Building Analyst Professional (BA-P) uses energy modeling software to model the energy upgrade potential of a home and to develop a scope of work. BA-P professionals use the data collected from diagnostic tests to determine how a homeowner can improve the energy efficiency of their home, lower their energy bills, and create a healthier/safer space.

To earn this certification, you must pass a proctored written exam. There is no field exam for this credential. This credential has prerequisites.

BPI Building Analyst (Package)

Fast-track your way to the BPI Building Analyst Professional credential with this all-inclusive package! Go from beginner to professional with this program that contains BPI Building Science Principles, BPI Building Analyst Technician, and BPI Building Analyst Professional.

RESNET HERS Rater Training

Gain the knowledge you need to be successful as a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater. You'll learn basic building science principles, blower door and duct leakage testing, combustion safety testing, energy modeling, and more!

To earn this credential, you'll have to pass three exams (included with the package), sign up with a Quality Assurance Provider, and complete five provisional home energy ratings.

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