BPI Building Analyst Supplemental Training for RESNET® HERS Raters 

BPI BA Supplement for HERS Raters is designed for RESNET® HERS® Raters who would like to add the BPI BA certification to their professional resume.  The hybrid course contains both online and field portions.


Instructor: Scott Doyle

Hybrid | Online + Field | 8 – 16 hours + 3 days field

Program
Overview

Program Overview
Online Portion

The online portion of BPI Building Analyst training covers the core knowledge for the Building Analyst certification. This shortened supplemental course is geared toward those that already hold the RESNET HERS Rater certification. If you are not a certified HERS Rater but feel that you have enough background knowledge to be eligible for this supplemental course, please contact us to discuss your experience.

This course is built with the assumption that the participant has all of the building science knowledge obtained during their HERS Rater Training. It covers:

  • Auditing 101
  • BPI Combustion Safety Testing
  • BPI Building Analyst Standards

After completing the 2 modules the course has a simulated BPI Building Analyst exam designed to prepare students for the BPI National Building Analyst Exam.

Field Portion
Day 1: Field Practice Audit

  • Group Combustion Safety Testing
  • Blower Door Practice
  • Pressure Diagnostics Practice
  • Full Audit and Work Scope Development
  • One-on-One Blower Door Instruction

Day 2: Field Practice Audit

  • Full Audit & Work Scope Development
  • Combustion Safety Testing Practice
  • One-on-One Combustion Safety Instruction
  • National Written Examination

Day 3: Examinations

  • Individual Field Certification Exams

Credits & Attendance

BPI Building Analyst certifications are issued after the the student has:

  • Successfully completed the online classroom training
  • Successfully completed the field training
  • Passed written exam and field exam

Badge Awarded
EnergyLogic Academy Badges

Who Should
Attend

Who Should Attend:

Certified RESNET HERS Raters.

Learning
Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To build an understanding of BPI Building Analyst Standards, industry structure, and work scope development
  • To build a toolkit to understanding building science and energy in the home
  • To build knowledge of the thermal enclosure system of the home
  • To build a foundational knowledge of the mechanical systems in the home
  • To introduce diagnostic testing processes and equipment
  • To emphasize health, safety, and durability of residential energy improvements
  • To develop a full understanding of measuring and inspecting a home for home energy audits
  • To apply the BPI BA standards during field inspection
  • To develop competency using the manometer
  • To develop competency using the blower door system
  • To develop competency testing gas lines using a gas sniffer
  • To develop competency using the monoxer
  • To develop competency completing combustion safety tests according to BPI standards
  • To develop a work scope based on the practice audits

Course
Materials

Required Textbook

Recommended textbook 

Please download the following documents & read them carefully:

 
Recommended Field Materials

  • Computer (required – if you will not be bringing a laptop, please contact us to rent one)
  • Clipboard
  • Calculator
  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure AND Architect Scale or Ruler
  • Hard Hat, Respirator, Safety Vest, Goggles
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Shoe Cover(s)

More
Information

More Info

View the computer requirements for online courses.

By enrolling in our self-paced, open enrollment course, you will have 90 days to complete the training. You can complete the training at your own pace, and you do not need to take the whole enrollment period if it is not needed.

Testing

To earn the Building Analyst certification, each candidate is required to take and successfully pass 2 exams (the written and field exams). The first (Phase 1 written exam) is a 2 hour, 50 question exam administered in the presence of a proctor. The second exam (Phase 2 field exam) is a 2 hour field practical exam completed in the presence of a proctor. Both of these exams are completed during our field training, and testing fees are included in your course.

The EnergyLogic Academy is approved as a BPI Test Center.

Additional Resources:

BPI Small Homes Certification- Policies and Procedures Manual

BPI Knowledge Areas for Certification Designations