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Preparatory Course for BPI Heating Exam

Instructor-led course (226)

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 Heating Exam will teach you to optimize the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health and safety. The heating professional certification looks at how the safety and efficiency of the heating equipment can be improved. However, before improvements can take place, recognition of the different heating systems needs to be reviewed.

Course objectives

  • Recall how the HVAC system works in the house-as-a-system approach
  • Recognize HVAC systems
  • Identify HVAC component/operation
  • Differentiate gas and oil systems
  • Recognize venting types
  • Demonstrate combustion safety testing
  • Demonstrate worst case draft testing
  • Compute combustion air requirements

Skills you'll take home

  • Heating system identification
  • Worst case draft testing
  • Efficiency analysis
  • HVAC diagnostic testing
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Vent sizing
  • Vent sizing
  • Combustion air calculations


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. Testing will involve both a written test and a field practical.

BPI Continuing Education Units


Course cost


Additional information

The BPI written and field exams are included in the cost. Contact the Training Center for group pricing information.

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