BPI Building Envelope Professional Training

BPI Building Envelope


Live course with field training, including written & field exams:
$1995  $1395


Evening Times
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
OR by Request


Training@theBPCInc.com or call 408.893.1163.


Gain a deeper understanding of the building envelope and its interaction with other building systems. This course offers hands-on measurement and verification of building envelope performance, as well as installation techniques, standards and project specifications, with the goal of optimizing the building envelope for energy efficiency.

Why Take This Course?

  • Differentiate yourself in the contracting field
  • Add to HERS Rating, HVAC or other energy/green certification services
  • Qualify for a job as a BPI certified Envelope Professional
  • Gain the certification needed to participate in utility and federally-funded programs
  • Complete your written and field exams on-site at our training center’s technically innovative Field Training & Test House

Ideal Candidates

This course is ideally geared toward professionals working in or interested in residential energy-efficiency programs, as well as in the remodeling and HVAC industries.

  • General Contractors
  • HERS Raters
  • HVAC Technician or Installers
  • Insulation Professionals
  • Home Inspectors
  • Home Energy Professionals
  • Weatherization Professionals
  • Sales/Field Personnel promoting energy-efficiency products
  • Anyone interested in a career in Energy Auditing or Home Performance

Topics Covered

This course will address building envelope health and safety issues, air sealing specifications, insulation techniques relating to air barrier and thermal boundary alignment, duct sealing applications and techniques, and thermal/pressure boundary diagnostics.

  • Health & Safety Issues
  • Testing for Ambient Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • Identify Moisture Related Issues
  • Identify Indoor Air Contaminants
  • Identify Existing Fire Hazards
  • Insulation/Air Sealing Structural Problems
  • Successfully Perform a Combustion Safety Test
  • Correctly Test for CO in the Oven
  • Testing for Ambient Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • Practice the Blower Door Test
  • Identify Heating & Cooling Systems Types
  • Measuring the Exhaust Fan
  • BE Insulation
  • Test Out

Course Package Includes

  • Online Building Science pre-study course & exam
  • Two evenings of classroom training with practice quizzes
  • Two evenings of intensive field training in an actual, fully operational house
  • One BPI EP written and one BPI EP 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

Certification Path

BPCi’s Building Envelope Professional course prepares participants to earn the nationally-recognized BPI Building Envelope Credential.


The steps to becoming eligible for and successfully passing the BPI Building Envelope Professional exams are:

  • Step 1:  Online Building Science Training & Math pre-study
  • Step 2:  Live classroom & field training
  • Step 3:  Exams (Written & Field)
  • Step 4:  Certification


What is the average salary for a Building Envelope Professional?
Building Envelope professionals 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 an Envelope Professional?
This certification allows individuals and companies to participate in rebate programs, such as Energy Upgrade California.

When and where are exams administered?
BPCi administers the 2-hour, 100-question written exam on-site at our training center on the last day of the course & 1 day field exam that you schedule.

We will schedule your 2-hour BPI EP field exam during or after the course, to be taken at our on-site Field Test House.