Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor

Expand Your Skills as a Residential Energy Auditor

Offered by the Building Performance Institute and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the new Home Energy Professional Energy Auditor Certification is one of the industry's highest credentials. This advanced BPI certification proves that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to get the job done right.

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Includes Field Training Videos
Includes Math Review Videos
5 Days of Live, In-Person Training
Equipment Discounts from Retrotec & The Energy Conservatory
HEP Energy Auditor Practice Questions
Access to Course Materials for 6 Months
Proctored Exam: HEP Energy Auditor Written Exam  ($300 value)
Proctored Exam: HEP Energy Auditor Field Exam  ($600 value)
Course Fee $2,499
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HEP Energy Auditor Training Details

Course Description: Learn how to perform the tasks of a DOE-approved energy auditor. Using the building science principles and technical skills acquired in BPI's entry-level energy auditor certification programs, candidates for the HEP Energy Auditor Certification will take their knowledge of home performance to the next level.

Prerequisites: If you are seeking the HEP Energy Auditor certification, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Education: GED/high school diploma or equivalent education from another country
  • Experience: minimum of 1,000 hours of relevant experience, during which the candidate has accomplished one or more of the following roles: Be a crew lead in a weatherization trade or related field OR be in a building science trade performing audits under the supervision of an auditor OR be an energy auditor
  • Candidate must have completed (with proof) 15 comprehensive whole house audits, such as home performance, WAP RESNET, BPI, etc.
  • You must obtain a minimum of 20 points from any combination of these activities: Building experience (framing, roofing, drywall, siding, etc.); Training from industry-specific training center (training whose content can be matched against and lines up with the content of the job task analysis for the certification); Industry certifications (RESNET, BPI, NATE, EPA).

Audience: The course is ideal for home energy auditors, home inspectors, home performance business owners, and anyone wanting to learn more about home energy auditing at an advanced level.

Learning Objectives:

This course is aligned with the technical standards that comprise the HEP Energy Auditor program. This course covers the following topics:

  • Demonstrating professional energy audit conduct
  • Collecting information about the building for an energy audit
  • Testing the building for an energy audit
  • Evaluating the collected energy audit data


How to Become an HEP Energy Auditor

To earn this designation, a candidate must:

  • Pass the HEP Energy Auditor written exam
  • Pass the HEP Energy Auditor field exam