BPI Building Analyst Course
The Building Analyst course provides a comprehensive overview of building science for low-rise single-family homes and low-rise multi-family buildings, while aligning with the Building Analyst professional standards set forth by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). The course trains candidates to understand the interconnectedness of energy conservation measures, the health and safety of the homeowner and technician, and the durability and comfort of the home.
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- BA Classroom Topics
- BA Field Topics
- Course Package Includes
- Certification Path
This course provides the key knowledge and skills required to earn the Building Analyst Certification, and also highlights best practices across a wide range of retrofitting topics. Students learn the systems-based approach to understanding and improving residential buildings, which can be a valuable tool for professionals in fields such as Energy Auditing, HERS rating, new construction, retrofitting and remodeling, HVAC, architecture and weatherization.
This course will provide an understanding of building science as the basis for establishing healthy, safe, durable and efficient homes. The course will cover all topics and skills required to earn BPI Building Analyst Certification.
- Building Science Principles – Heat, Air & Moisture
- Air Barrier & Thermal Boundary
- Alignment and Framing
- Pressure Diagnostics
- Ventilation Strategies
- Residential Mechanical Systems
- Combustion Safety Diagnostics
- Utility Bills Analysis
- Auditing Methods and Safety Protocols
- Understanding Modeling and its Outcomes
- Gas Leak Detection
- Carbon Monoxide monitoring
- Worst Case Depressurization
- Combustion Appliance Testing
- Inspection of Venting Systems
- Combustion Appliance Safety Testing
- Building Infiltration Test (Blower Door)
- Ventilation Measurements
- Online Building Science pre-study course & exam
- 2½ days of classroom training with practice quizzes
- 2 days of intensive field training in an actual, fully operational house
- One BPI written and one BPI field exam per candidate with our Pass Guarantee: Pass or re-take the course at no additional cost (exam retake fees are the responsibility of the candidate).
- Math Pre-study Workbook
- Course Notebook
- BPI Documents
- Resources & reference material to use in the field
BPCi’s Building Analyst course prepares participants to earn the nationally recognized BPI Building Analyst Credential.
The steps to becoming eligible for and successfully passing the BPI Building Analyst exams are:
- Step 1: On-line Building Science pre-study & Math pre-study
- Step 2: BA Course
- Step 3: Exams (Written & Field)
- Step 4: Certification
Live course with field training, including written & field exams: $1,895
Contact Info@theBPCInc.com or call 916-932-4208 for information.
What is the average salary for a Building Analyst?
Building Analysts can make anywhere between $45,000 & $65,000 annually. The key is to add this certification to any career to help market your advance knowledge of Building Science.
Where can this certification be used:
BPI Building Analyst certification is required by many utility and federally-funded programs. It is also valuable for Raters, contractors, duct testers, HVAC installation, new construction, remodeling, weatherization, architects and energy-efficiency professionals to expand their business model.
Why get certified as Building Analyst?
This certification allows individuals and companies to participate in rebate programs, such as Energy Upgrade California.
When and where are exams administered?
We administer the two-hour 100-question written exam in the classroom at our training center after 2½ days of classroom & 2 days of field instruction. We will schedule your two-hour BPI BA field exam during or after the course, to be taken at our on-site Field Test House.
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For more information, please send an email to Info@theBPCInc.com or call 916.932.4208.