BPI Certification Training: Building Analyst FAQ

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Q: I am interested in energy efficiency and energy auditing, but I don’t have any experience. Where do I begin?

A: If you’re interested in commercial energy efficiency, you should review our Commercial Building Energy Auditor course.

If you’re interested in residential energy efficiency, you should continue learning about BPI Certification and perhaps visit our New to BPI? Start Here series.

Q: The Building Performance Institute (BPI) offers several certifications. Which one(s) do I need?

A: This answer depends on what skills you are hoping to acquire. The BPI certifications for single-family homes are very similar but align closely with specific career skills. For example, if you only want to perform blower door and duct leakage tests to meet your local building code, you will want to take the BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage course. If you want to become a certified home energy auditor, you will want to take the BPI Building Analyst course. If you want to become a certified home energy auditor with blower door and duct leakage testing skills, you can take our BPI Building Analyst & IDL Combo program. If you have any specific questions about which pathway is right for you, you can always call us at 800-460-2575 to chat about the options.

Q: Is the BPI Certification training completely online?

A: We offer two formats. One is completely online, with 16 hours of course presentations, field training videos, and the ability to complete written and field testing remotely. Our other format is blended, with the same 16 hours of course presentation but the expectation that a candidate will appear in person for hands-on field training and live proctored written & field exams.

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Q: Is there any financial assistance available for Everblue’s BPI training courses?

A: Yes, we offer course financing through our partner, Affirm. To learn more, please visit our Financing page.

Q: How can I begin the online training if I’m in the Blended format?

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

Q: How long will I have access to the online training materials?

A: Everblue participants receive 6 months of access (from the time of registration) to all training materials. Participants will be able to log in any time 24/7 for 6 months.

Q: What do I need to bring to class?

A: Everblue will provide a printed course manual for you to take notes in. We will also provide all energy auditing equipment for the field training and testing days. Course participants only need to bring a writing utensil, non-graphing calculator, and an Internet-ready wireless computer.

Q: Do I need to purchase any additional training materials beyond Everblue’s course?

A: No. Although we recommend some additional learning materials, they are not required. All program participants will gain access to suggested readings and PDF documents in their online learning profile.

Q: Do you provide assistance with buying energy auditing equipment?

A: Yes, our BPI course participants receive an exclusive 12.5% discount to The Energy Conservatory (manufacturer of the Minneapolis Blower Door) and a 14% discount to Retrotec.

Q: Do you provide job placement following the course?

A: No, we do not provide job placement. However, many companies reach out to us to hire our course graduates. You can find a listing of our job partners on our Job Board page. From there, you can subscribe to receive email alerts for when a new position becomes available.

Q: What type of certificate will I receive after the class?

A: You will be issued a certificate of completion from Everblue. Upon passing the written and field certification exams, you will receive the corresponding certificate from BPI indicating that you are certified.

About BPI Certification

Q: What does it take to get certified?

A: To become a certified BPI Building Analyst, you must pass a 100-question written exam with a score of 70% or higher. You must also pass a 2-hour field exam with a score of 70% or higher. On the field exam, candidates must score at least 85% or higher on the combustion safety portion. To earn the BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage Certification, a candidate must only take and pass a field exam with a score of 85% or higher. If a candidate bundles more than one certification during training, he/she must pass all written and/or field exams associated with each BPI certification. For example, a student taking BPI Building Analyst & IDL Combo would take the BPI BA written exam, BPI BA field exam, and BPI IDL field exam.

Q: Are exams included with the training?

Q: Yes, the written and/or field exams will be offered at the end of the week-long blended training course. Participants taking the all-online format can arrange for remote proctoring of their written and field exams. The Everblue fee for the BPI course includes the cost of the written and field certification exams.

Q: What if I do not pass the exam(s)?

A: If, after taking our course, you do not pass either the written or field exam, we will work with you to retest the appropriate portion. You will be responsible, however, for the BPI exam fee: $300 for the written exam and $600 for the field exam.

Q: How long does BPI Certification last? Are there continuing education requirements?

A: BPI Certification is valid for three years. A credential holder can maintain his or her designation by retaking the written and field certification exams. A credential holder can bypass the written exam by acquiring 30 CEU hours. A credential holder can bypass the field exam by showing proof of at least 3,000 hours of relevant work experience within the past three years.

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