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Preparatory Course for BPI Building Analyst Exam

Instructor-led course (224)

Course description

BPI certified professionals are specialists in their chosen field(s). By attaining your certification, you demonstrate your knowledge and skills are among the best in the country – capable of diagnosing critical performance factors in a home that impact comfort, health, safety, durability and energy efficiency. All BPI certified professional designations are based on house-as-a-system fundamental building science. The designations are not meant to take the place of your other qualifications, but to enhance them and build upon them to make you one of the most valuable contributors to the home performance industry.

Our Preparatory Course for BPI Building Analyst Exam will teach you to go beyond a traditional energy audit to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessment, identify problems at the root cause and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science.

Course objectives

  • Recognize the different factors that affect a home’s performance
  • Assess the condition and efficiency of combustion systems
  • Demonstrate combustion testing
  • Complete an assessment of the buildings envelope
  • Record and assess the homes air infiltration data
  • Explain the results found during the homes assessment
  • Explain the results found during the homes assessment

Skills you'll take home

  • Blower door testing
  • Zonal diagnostics
  • Exhaust fan flow verification
  • Combustion appliance diagnostics
  • Worst case scenario draft testing
  • Work-scope write up


This is a lecture lab course. Topics will be presented in a classroom setting and the followed up with student involvement in the lab. The class will be geared toward little or no previous training in the field. Student participation is very important.

BPI Continuing Education Units


Course cost


Additional information

The BPI written and field exams are separate costs. Contact the Training Center for group pricing information.

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