BPI Building Analyst Training (Phase 1)

Learn all of the classroom knowledge necessary to become a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst. The course covers all of the core knowledge necessary to understand building science, building materials, health, safety, and diagnostic testing equipment and processes for the home performance industry.

Instructor: Scott Doyle

Online  | Self Paced | 40 – 80 hours


Program Overview

A BPI Building Analyst is trained to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, to help identify problems at the root cause and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science.
The online self-paced course is the first phase in the BPI Building Analyst Training. This course is ideal for people who do not need to be certified but need the knowledge of a BPI Building Analyst.

The course covers:
Module 1: Welcome
Module 2: Thermodynamics
Module 3: Air Flow
Module 4: Moisture
Module 5: Systems Thinking
Module 6: Analyzing Consumption
Module 7: Lighting & Appliances
Module 8: Framing
Module 9: Insulation
Module 10: Windows, Doors, & Skylights
Module 11: Air & Vapor Barriers
Module 12: Heating
Module 13: Cooling
Module 14: Water Heating
Module 15: Blower Door
Module 16: Duct Blaster
Module 17: Thermography
Module 18: Pressure Diagnostics
Module 19: Combustion Safety, Standards
Module 20: Simulated BPI BA Exam

Credits & Attendance

You will meet the objectives listed above by completing the following activities in this course:

  • Complete each module, and all items within each module, on the day the module opens
  • Participate in the social interactions in the course
  • Assume a leadership role when necessary; help other students when you have knowledge they don’t
  • Manage your time in the course
  • Approach the course with a desire to learn

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Who Should

Who Should Attend:

The online self-paced course is ideal for professional that don’t need to become fully certified but want the knowledge of the BPI Building Analyst. This training program is ideal for:

  • Home Performance Contractors
  • Home Performance Program Officers
  • Utility Residential Program Managers
  • State Energy Office Residential Program Manager
  • Insulation Crews
  • Weatherization Program Managers


Learning Objectives

After taking this course students will be able to:

  • To build an understanding of BPI Building Analyst Standards, industry structure, and work scope development
  • To build a tool kit 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



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.



BPI Building Analyst Online Training Syllabus

BPI Small Homes Certification- Policies and Procedures Manual

BPI Knowledge Areas for Certification Designations