18 and older
The BPI Envelope Certification is an advanced home energy auditor certification that focuses on ways to tighten a home's exterior boundary, or its envelope.
Candidates taking the BPI Envelope training should have experience with home energy auditing or be a certified BPI Building Analyst.
By completing blower door and duct blaster testing, a BPI Envelope Professional can help prevent uncontrolled air leakage into, and outside of, a home. This knowledge can stop ice dams, mildew, and mold from forming inside the home. A BPI Envelope Professional can also identify insulation issues, from R-values to type of insulation, and provide recommendations for creating a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.Audience:
This course is ideal for HERS Raters, BPI Building Analyst Professionals, home inspectors, HVAC technicians, insulation professionals, general contractors, home builders, engineers, architects, and anyone interested in learning more about energy-saving opportunities in regard to a home's exterior.Course Topics:
- Forms of Heat Transfer
- Moisture Movement
- Thermal & Pressure Boundaries
- Types of Insulation
- Pressure Testing
- Combustion Safety
- Building Envelope Chemistry
What's Included in This Training
Our BPI training packages include everything that you need to get certified - training, written exam, and field exam. We include these helpful resources with every training package:
- BPI Practice Exam Questions
- Field Exam Video Training
- BPI Study Guide & Field Exam Checklist
- Curriculum from BPI's #1 Training Provider
- Support from Our Award-Winning Instructors
How to Get Certified as a BPI Envelope Professional
Blended Training Details:
- Pass a Written Exam - Students are given 2 hours to complete a computer-based exam with 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must earn a score of 85% or higher to pass.
- Pass a Field Exam - Students are given 2 hours to demonstrate proficiency with the energy auditing equipment & process. Candidates must earn a score of 70% or higher overall (must score 80% or higher on the combustion safety portion)
- All courses begin at 8:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.
- Field exams are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Please include one extra day in your travel plans to accommodate for overflow one-on-one field testing with the proctor.
- Please bring a non-graphing calculator to class.
- You will need to provide your own Internet-ready wireless computer for testing.
- A classroom address and a home address will be shared with enrolled participants in our reminder email one week from the start of class.
- Please wait to book hotel and travel until you receive our course reminder email.