BPI Building Analyst Certification
AHFC is committed to ensuring that energy efficiency retrofits reduce energy use while maintaining safe indoor air quality and the home's structural integrity. Energy raters equipped with the BPI Building Analyst certification have been educated to assess the whole home, so they can identify problems at the root cause and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on solid building science.
Effective October 1, 2010, Energy Raters must possess and maintain a BPI Building Analyst certification to renew their Energy Rater Agreements.
The BPI Building Analyst certification consists of two parts. You must successfully complete these two exams to become certified:
- Written Exam - The written exam is an online exam proctored in person by a BPI-authorized proctor. You are allowed two hours to complete the exam.
- Field Practical - The practical consists of a two-hour, one-on-one field exam in which you analyze a sample property based on building science knowledge.
For more information on the certification process, and sample test questions, visit BPI: Steps to Becoming Certified.
Once you receive your certification card, please send a copy of it to AHFC.
What proof must I provide to AHFC to show that I have my BPI Building Analyst certification?
There are three options to show you have obtained your BPI:
- Test scores: Submit a copy of both your written and field test scores to AHFC. When viewing your training status in the Rater Training Status spreadsheet:
- “W” in the BPI column indicates that we have received your written test score.
- “F” in the BPI column indicates that we have received your field test score.
- “C” in the BPI column indicates we have received both written and field test scores.
- BPI Building Analyst certificate - submit a copy of the paper certificate you receive from BPI and send it to AHFC. When viewing your training status in the Rater Training Status spreadsheet, a “C” in the BPI column indicates that we have received your certificate.
- BPI Building Analyst Certification card - submit a photocopy or picture of your plastic BPI Building Analyst card to AHFC. When viewing your training status in the Rater Training Status spreadsheet, a “C” in the BPI column indicates that we have received a copy of your BPI card.
How do I maintain my BPI Building Analyst certification?
AHFC now requires that energy raters maintain their BPI Building Analyst certification in order to perform AHFC-authorized energy ratings. Your BPI certification is valid for three years. In order to renew the BPI Building Analyst certification, BPI requires you to complete a field examination and continuing education. Continuing education consists of approved courses and/or written examinations.