BPI Energy Auditor Training: Exam Prep

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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!

Bpi course was great!

Submitted by Jason Denese (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2018-04-17 19:27.

I had Bruce for a teacher for the bpi analysts,envelope and idl combo and he was fantastic. I enjoyed learning from him and talking with him about energy efficiency.

Just some questions...

Submitted by Steve@Everblue

Robert, thank you for the questions. Our Energy Auditor training class is 5 days, including the two exams. Once you pass the exams, you are certified and this is a valid certification for any state. Thank you, Everblue

Building Analyst Re-certification

Submitted by Steve@Everblue

Dan, thank you for your questions. Depending on your location, we should be able to assist with your need in plenty of time. We can send you information that will be covered on the exam for studying. Thank you!

BPI and BEE

Submitted by Nisha (not verified)

Hi, I had given exam of Energy Manager in India (BEE Certified). Can I apply for the Energy Auditor course directly? I want to know the eligibility criteria are the same. Please help.

BPI and BEE

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Nisha and thank you for your question.

While BPI and BEE have similiarites, we highly recommend you take Everblue's BPI training to ensure you are properly prepared for the BPI exam. I have emailed you more detailed information on Everblue's BPI training for your review.

Thank you,
Bana

Experience in lieu of Training

Submitted by Kris LenZ (not verified)

Design and Building model codes like IBC IRC address methods of construction to eliminate ice damming, wind loads, shears, etc including Energy efficiency. Is there an experience mod in lieu of training to take BPI exams? We also employ a PE who is tested and qualified at the State in Engineering.

Experience in lieu of Training

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Kris and thank you for your question.

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) have developed their specific process for an energy audit. While this process may have some similarities with other energy efficiency concepts, to ensure that you are truly prepared for the field and written exam, we recommend Everblue training. Our training will cover every vital detail needed to perform a high quality BPI energy audit. This, in turn, ensures that you are offering your customers a true BPI-certified service.

Thank you,
Bana

Qualify for Training

Submitted by Karen K (not verified)

Hi, What if I am interested in Energy Auditor Training, but have no experience as a home inspector, contractor, engineer or in any similar field? Is it feasible? Will someone hire me? My only connection is I am beginning a job booking appointments over the phone for already established auditors to perform home energy assessments. I'm already knowlegable about energy efficiency and will be learning a lot more on the subject. Thanks, Karen

Qualify for Training

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Karen and thank you for your question!

It is ok that you do not have a strong background in the field - Everblue training is designed to walk anyone through the BPI Energy Auditor process and prepare them for their written and feild exams.

Thank you,
Bana

Residential vs. Commercial

Submitted by jculbertson87

hello... I am signed up for the bpi building analyst and envelope combo. Does this certification include being able to do energy audits on commerical accts? jamie

Residential vs. Commercial

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Jamie and thank you for your question.

BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Shell is targeted for residential construction. While many of our students have applied this to thier commerical projects, I would recommend BPI Multifamily in addition to your BPI training. If you have specific questions about this, please do not hesistate to contact us.

Thank you,
Bana

Training in the Midwest

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am in the midwest around kansas city or tulsa any courses there.

Training in the Midwest

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question,

As of this posting we do not have training in Kansas City or Tulsa. To see where we offer training, see our Everblue course page. If you are unable to travel for training, you can participate in our online, anytime format of the training. Also, if you have a group interested in Everblue training, we can arrange in-house training. Call us at 800 460 2575 to arrange this.

Thank you,
Bana

BPI Accreditation for a Municipality

Submitted by Chambers (not verified)

Can a municipality get Building Performance Institute Accreditation?

BPI Accreditation for a Municipality

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello and thank you for your question.

We contacted BPI and they would like to speak to a principal to discuss advantages and possible roadblocks. BPI welcomes any company\group interested in Accreditation and look forward to speaking with you!

I have emailed you the appropriate contact information.

Thank you,

Interesting

Submitted by Dana (not verified)

I have always wondered what it would take to be an energy auditor. Great news!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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