BPI Building Science Principles Certificate

This introductory course will help you gain a comprehensive view of why energy auditing and retrofit work are important components to improving efficiency, air quality, comfort, and occupant safety and health. You'll also learn why improving home energy efficiency is the first step toward solar or other renewable energy upgrades.

  16 HOURS
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Benefits of a BPI BSP Certificate

Gain the knowledge you need to be successful as a home performance professional or energy auditor.

Improve Your Credibility

BPI Building Science Principles is a nationally recognized certificate that provides third-party validation of your knowledge. So when you speak to a prospective customer or book a new client, they can feel comfortable knowing that they'll be working with a a competent professional.

Expand Your Knowledge

During this course, you'll learn that the systems in a home work together to affect energy use, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality. With this critical knowledge in mind, you'll be able to perform your job better and create a safer and more durable home for your clients.

Grow Your Business

Building science principles knowledge will give you the confidence to take more sales calls and upsell your clients. By knowing the fundamental concepts, you won't feel intimidated or apprehensive about answering technical questions. The more you know, the more the company can grow.

"I learned so much. This course was laid out well. I really appreciated how organized the content was. It's incredible how you can summarize and package a career's worth of knowledge into such a simple and straightforward course."

- Rebecca Collinsworth


How to Get the BPI BSP Certificate

Earn the BPI Building Science Principles certificate in just three steps!
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1. Take Our Course

Our self-paced online program consists of several short video presentations that you can access any time 24/7 for 6 months.
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2. Study Our Practice Questions

Included with the course
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3. Take the Exam

When you're ready, we provide instructions inside our online learning portal about how you can take your BPI BSP exam. The cost of the exam is included in the cost of our program.

Get 6 Months Access

To help you prepare for your exam, we provide 6 months access to our secure online learning portal.
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What You'll Learn

  • The "house-as-a-system" approach to home performance
  • How to identify potential building performance problems in a home
  • How to improve the safety, comfort, and health of building occupants
  • Why you should focus on energy efficiency before solar
  • How to educate clients about potential building performance problems

Start Your BPI BSP Training

Gain instant access so you can start training today!

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May 13-17, 2024 from 8 AM - 5 PM (EST)
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Includes BPI BSP Exam

"I now have a new appreciation for my field technicians and the services that we offer to our clients. I feel so much more confident explaining how our services help homeowners."

- Molly Jones


Quick Answers to Your BPI BSP Questions

Who is this class intended for?

This class is ideal for anyone interested in green building, sustainability, or energy efficiency. This class is also helpful for home inspectors, appraisers, realtors, mortgage officers, sales reps, marketing professionals, product manufacturers, and installers who work for insulation, HVAC, window, etc. type of companies.

Will the BSP certificate qualify me to physically offer home energy audits?

The BSP certificate will qualify you to provide general advice to homeowners seeking information about home energy audits and retrofits. It will not qualify you to perform diagnostic tests associated with energy audits or to carry out retrofit work. If you want the knowledge and technical skills to perform a home energy audit, you should pursue the BPI Building Analyst Certification.

How is the BPI Building Science Principles exam formatted?

The BPI Building Science Principles exam is a computer-based multiple-choice exam with 100 questions. You must earn a score of at least 70% to pass. The exam can be taken any time.

Does the BPI Building Science Principles certificate expire?

No, once you pass the exam, you can showcase your BPI Building Science Principles certificate forever. There is no expiration or renewal requirement.