BPI Energy Auditor Training: Exam Prep

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Become a certified home energy auditor today with an Everblue BPI Certification course! We provide the energy audit training and BPI exams in our programs so you can begin gaining new business immediately!

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What is the Building Performance Institute?

The Building Performance Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 from Malta, NY. BPI certifications are recognized nationwide for providing a common standard for professionals in the building performance industry and is recognized by states, municipalities, utilities, and contractors.

The two areas that BPI certifications focus on are:

1. Building performance (i.e. energy auditing and energy efficiency). The most common use of BPI certifications are for individuals who perform work on existing homes to improve their energy efficiency and comfort by reducing air leaks, gaps in insulation, and duct leaks. Some people earn BPI certifications to become energy auditors while others use them so they can become home performance contractors performing energy retrofits on existing homes. Blower doors and duct blasters are two of the primary tools to assess how leaky a home is, and most BPI certifications require expertise on one or both tools.

bpi energy auditor

2. Combustion safety. Since BPI certified professionals usually perform work in existing homes, the BPI certifications focus on ensuring residential propane and natural gas appliances, such as water heaters, are not at risk of poisoning home occupants with carbon monoxide.

What certifications does BPI offer?

BPI currently offers 14 total certifications and 1 entry-level certificate. The vast majority of Everblue students who earn a BPI certification earn one or more of the following:

Which certification is right for me?

Everblue’s most popular BPI package is our combination class where you can earn BPI Building Analyst + BPI Building Envelope + BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage certifications at the same time. There is overlap between the exam content and certification criteria, and our award-winning instructors and curriculum receive praise from attendees for their ability to quickly and efficiently explain complicated building science concepts in terms that everyone can understand.

BPI Certification chart

What formats can I take this class in?

Our goal is to make our training available wherever you are. We offer classes in the following formats for your convenience. The content and teaching is the same - only the method of delivery changes.

Online Anytime – Our most popular offering is our online training that you can start any time (including right now). Our online class includes quality “how to” video footage showing how to conduct an energy audit, set up a blower door and duct blaster, and combustion safety testing. Even written and field exams can be remotely proctored, so you can complete the entire course from your own home.

bpi energy auditor training rating"Great Course. I like the fact I could go back and review the course online." - Nicholas Shaner

5 star review"Very good program and resources!" - Ariel Ruiz

 

Blended – We offer BPI classes in cities across the United States. This class includes a mix of online "classroom" training along with live, in-person field training and written and field exams.

5 star review"I had a great experience with the Everblue training program. The instructor was exceptional on his delivery of the material, and ability to make the test comfortable. After the first day with Tony, I had no doubt I would score 100 on my exam. The hands on experience with the equipment made me feel confident going forward that I will be successful." - Jonathan Moss

5 star review"Very impressed with the entire experience, great material presentations and Bruce is very knowledgeable and helpful." - Al Belanger

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What’s the difference between BPI and RESNET?

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) are both non-profit organizations that offer certifications for individuals who work to make residential buildings more energy efficient. The primary difference between the two organizations is that RESNET is mostly focused on new construction homes, and BPI is mostly focused on existing homes.

Oftentimes, programs run by governments and corporations require participating individuals to have a certification from BPI and/or RESNET. For example, many utility rebate programs require BPI certified contractors while the mortgage industry and Energy Star programs will require a home inspection by a RESNET certified HERS rater.

Many professionals end up earning certifications from both organizations over the course of their career. If you are interested in learning more about RESNET, check out Everblue’s RESNET HERS Rater Training.
 

Have Questions? Leave a Comment Below!

Cost of BPI Training

Submitted by Josué (Josh) Rosado (not verified)

I am a HERS Rater (trained through CalCERTS) and would like to become BPI Certified.

I'd like to take the Analyst and Envelope Training in Sacramento, CA.

Please advise if there is a slot available and the cost of the expenses.

--Josh Rosado

Cost of BPI Training

Submitted by Everblue

Josh,

We're happy to help you out with BPI training. We do offer BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope certification courses. Both courses include the written and field certification exams, so there are no additional fees added on top of our listed course prices.

Everblue

BPI Analyst Envelope Combo Class

Submitted by PJ Ryan (not verified)

I am interested in the BPI Combo class in Chicago. Can you send me information on the BPI Training Courses?

BPI Analyst Envelope Combo Class

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello PJ,

Information has been sent to you; should you have any questions please call us at 800 460 2575.

Thanks,
Bana

Energy Auditor Certification

Submitted by Jose Julian Hernandez Ariano (not verified)

Good evening,

I'm interested in become myself in an energy auditor. I want to know what is the full price of the capacitation, how long it takes and what is the begining date.

The certification have a international regnition?

I hope you can help me in my energy auditor career.

Cordialy,
Jose Hernandez

Energy Auditor Certification

Submitted by Everblue

Jose,
The BPI Building Analyst is internationally recognized for residential structures. Everblue also offers a Commercial Building Energy Auditor training course. I will also email you additional details.

Everblue

Lighting & Energy Audits

Submitted by Lighting Guy (not verified)

Everblue,

What role does lighting play in the BPI building analyst, HERS rating, and Energy Audits? Would it make sense to pay for one of my lighting employees to become certified? Most lighting audits are simple math, how would BPI or HERS certification benefit my bottom line?

Thanks,
Nick

Lighting & Energy Audits

Submitted by Everblue

Nick,

The answer to your question about whether BPI or RESNET is worth it for your company depends on what drives your sales. Do you sell energy savings as a reason to do lighting retrofits? Are you competing with other energy saving technologies when proposing lighting retrofits?

We have many lighting sales professionals that come through our training courses because they want to be able to sell energy efficiency to their customers. One of our instructors has a lighting background, and he says that the biggest benefit is the ability to talk confidently to your customers about all of their energy options and to explain how a lighting retrofit fits in the energy audit/energy retrofit process.

Thank you,
Everblue

BPI Training in Nashville

Submitted by Nathan Taylor (not verified)

I know BPI Training is being offered in June in Nashville, TN. Do you know when it will be here again?

BPI Training in Nashville

Submitted by Everblue

Nathan,

We hope you can make the course in June! If not, you can always check our Locations page for the most up-to-date course listings. Please note that we also offer the BPI training courses in an online, anytime format. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Everblue

My Dad and Energy Auditing

Submitted by Ronell (not verified)

Hey my dad did this before he passed away and i was just trying to see what they did of that sort. Ill be trying to get into this when I get a little bit older.

Energy Auditor in St Louis

Submitted by james byrd (not verified)

I am looking for any details that would require myself to be a energy auditor. I am located in St Louis, MO. What classes are required and cost? What else you think I should know?

Thanks,
James

Energy Auditor in St Louis

Submitted by Everblue

James,

Thank you for your interest in our Energy Auditor Training. To answer your question about what is required depends on your current background. Are you already a home inspector, contractor, engineer, etc or are you completely new to the field?

In terms of certifications, BPI is primarily for existing homes and RESNET is primarily for new construction homes. I would recommend BPI as it is growing faster and the existing home retrofit market represents a bigger opportunity for the foreseeable future.

Let us know if you have any questions or feel free to give us a call and we can you through your questions.

Everblue

Energy Manager Information

Submitted by Angel (not verified)

I want to know information about the Commercial Energy Manager Certification.

Angel

Energy Manager Information

Submitted by Everblue

Angel,

Thank you for your interest in our Commercial Building Energy Auditor Program. I just emailed you more information about this program.

This 40-hour training program provides you with the essential tools to become a commercial energy manager. This class includes the commercial energy audit process, non-residential rebates and incentives, green building codes, and the major building energy systems (HVAC and refrigeration system upgrades, building envelope improvements, lighting retrofit opportunities).

You will learn the fundamentals of building energy consumption and gain the confidence necessary to conduct commercial and multifamily energy audits on various types of buildings.

Thank you,
Everblue

classes and cost

Submitted by Rojak Starr (not verified)

I live in Atlanta Georgia, do you have classes here? If you do can you send me the information on when where and how much?

classes and cost

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hi Rojak,

We have emailed you course information. To see the Atlanta training schedule, click here.

Thank you,
Bana

Thank you!

Submitted by Nicole K (not verified)

I recently had the opportunity to take BPI course through my work in Cleveland, Ohio, and I cant say enough about how great my teacher Andrew was. Not only did he make sure that I didn't miss any classes by working with me with my work schedule but he also made sure that everything was explained completely in detail. He is a wonderful teacher and I am very grateful that I had the chance to learn from him. Thank you Nicole

Thank you!

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Nicole,

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the class! Please keep us in mind should you need more training.

Thank you,
Bana

BPI Certfication/ HERS-RESNET Cert

Submitted by Mike Zafarano (not verified)

I am inquiring on the cost for the BPI, HERS/RESNET certification training. I am in Las Vegas, NV. and was wondering where the training facility is located. Regards, Mike

BPI Certfication/ HERS-RESNET Cert

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hi Mike and thank you for your question,

If you check the Las Vegas Course page, you will see courses in your area as well as dates and pricing.

Thank you,
Bana

What it would take

Submitted by Energy audit fan in Las Angeles (not verified)

I've always wondered what it would take to be an energy auditor. Some of the previous comments have already answered some of my questions so thanks! Seems like a good career to get into.

Mississippi Area

Submitted by Mr. Van (not verified)

I would like more information for the Jackson & Vicksburg area of Mississippi.

Mississippi Area

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Thank you for your interest, Mr. Van.

I have sent this information to you via email.

Thank you,
Bana

Energy audit in India

Submitted by R.DURAI (not verified)

I'm interested in becoming an energy auditor. I want to know cost of course & certificate and course period, let me also know in which time the course will start. I am located at Pondicherry/India and having 'A' Grade supervising certificate issued from Government of India.

Energy audit in India

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

R. Durai,

Thank you for your interest. Currently we do not offer BPI training in India, but we do offer in many US cities and in the UAE. Please see our Locations Page to see where you can take this course. If you and a group if students are interested in training, we may be able to do in-house training. Please contact us if this is the case and we can discuss it. I have also sent you more information on the course.

Thank you,
Bana

BPI Certification after RESNET HERS

Submitted by John Wilder (not verified)

I am already a RESNET certified auditor but would like to add the BPI certification. What courses do you have in Jacksonville Florida and how long is the coursea as well as costs? John Wilder

BPI Certification after RESNET HERS

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your Everblue question.

If you would like to take a BPI course, please call us for a special rate as you are a HERS Rater. To learn more about the BPI course, visit our BPI Building Analyst Training page.

Thank you,
Bana

Relevance to Australia?

Submitted by Erik (not verified)

I note your course is not available to India. How about Australia? Would it be true to say that in principle all fundamental parts of an energy training course would apply anywhere, but it is just the difference between units of measurement that stand in the way? Thanks!

Relevance to Australia?

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Erik and thank you for your question.

As of this posting we do not offer our BPI training in India or Australia, however we have expanded to other international locations that may work. Should you have a group of professionals interested in this course, we can discuss group training which can be done at your convienience of time and location. You would be correct to infer that the difference between the training would be units of measurement, as all other principles would be relevant anywhere in the world, but since this standard has been developed in the United States, mesurements would be different, and you would need to be familiar with them to take your BPI exam.

Thanks,
Bana

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