Monday, October 17, 2016

Continuing Education to Renew Your BPI Certification

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is a nationally recognized certification and accreditation body for home performance contractors. With a focus on energy efficiency and innovative technology, BPI is the nation's most widely recognized energy auditor. For contractors, inspectors, builders, architects and engineers, BPI certification can set them apart from other candidates and propel their career in the construction industry.

Want to become BPI certified but not sure where to start? 
The BPI Building Analyst Certification is one of the most widely-recognized residential energy auditor certifications, and is a prerequisite for most of the advanced BPI certifications. This program is offered both online and in-person, nationwide, and is perfect for those looking to gain a foothold in the energy efficient building market. A BPI building analyst provides comprehensive energy audits for residential properties using applied science to prioritize and implement energy solutions. Analysts focus on sustainable and energy efficient plans that save property owners money. The skills learned in this course can be applied to a wide range of jobs; contractors, builders and inspectors will easily have a new skill to market. Even non-professional property owners can benefit from certification - they can better understand energy use in their home.

For those who are already BPI Certified, Zack Academy offers many Continuing Education courses and packages listed below. BPI analysts are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years, or else take an additional re-certification exam!

These continuing education courses are fully approved by BPI and are conveniently provided online and help the following BPI professionals:
  • Building analyst professionals 
  • Envelope professionals 
  • Heating professionals 
  • Air conditioning professionals 
  • Manufactured housing professionals 
  • Multifamily building analysts/operators 

Course TitleContinuing Education Units
ASHRAE 62.2 COMBO - Assessment, Design and Installation Online Anytime8 BPI CEUs
ASHRAE 62.2 Mechanical Ventilation Design and Installation Online Anytime4 BPI CEUs
ASHRAE 62.2 Overview3.25 BPI CEUs
ASHRAE 62.2 Residential Ventilation Assessment Online Anytime4 BPI CEUs & 6 RESNET Rater PD Credits
BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Shell Combo10 BPI CEUs
BPI Building Science Principles Online Anytime12 BPI CEUs
BPI Building Shell and Envelope Professional16.0 AIA LUs & 5.0 GBCI Live Presentation Hours
BPI CEU - 30 CEU Package Online Anytime30 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 10 CEU Package A10 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 10 CEU Package B10 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 12 CEU Package A12 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 16 CEU Package A16 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 16 CEU Package B16 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 18 CEU Package A18 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 18 CEU Package B18 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 6 CEU Package6 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 8 CEU Package Option A8 BPI CEUs
BPI Continuing Education - 8 CEU Package Option B8 BPI CEUs
BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage Professional (IDL) Training3 BPI CEUs
BPI Multi Family Building Analyst10 BPI CEUs
RESNET HERS Rater30 CE Hours & 5 GBCI Live Presentation Hours
Building Shell Retrofit Strategies Online Anytime2 BPI CEUs
Commercial Lighting Assessor Online Anytime6 BPI CEUs
Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verification Training4 BPI CEUs & 8.5 AIA Units
Home Energy Score Assessor Online Anytime4 BPI CEUs
Infrared Inspection for Electro/Mechanical Systems12 BPI CEUs
Jobsite Safety for Weatherization Professionals Online Anytime4 BPI CEUs
Principles of Building Science Online Anytime3.5 BPI CEUs
RESNET EnergySmart Contractor Online Anytime4 BPI CEUs
RESNET HESP Online Anytime12 BPI CEUs
RESNET Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) Training and Certification12 BPI CEUs
Utility Bill Analysis and Baseload Measures Online Anytime2 BPI CEUs

BPI certified workers are in high demand. They are frequently sought out by state and national programs - in fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have partnered with BPI to create some of their own certified courses. Maintaining or earning this certification can give anyone in the construction industry new skills to enhance their careers and get into green design. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 646-564-3546.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for providing this list. Will save me time in searching for training for our staff. and of course certification renewal.