Building Analyst & Envelope Professional Combined Training

BPI Building Envelope and Analyst


Live course with field training, including (one each) written & field exams:

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Combining the Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certification courses into one program saves time and money for those interested in both certifications. This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to perform comprehensive, whole-home assessments, identify problems at the root cause and prescribe and prioritize solutions based on building science. It also offers a comprehensive understanding of how to assess performance and prescribe improvements to the building envelope, eliminate uncontrolled air leakage and optimize comfort, durability and HVAC performance.

Why Take This Course?

  • Convenient, cost-effective BA and EP training solution
  • 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 Building Analyst & Envelope Professional
  • Gain the certification needed to participate in Energy Upgrade California (EUC), 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 geared toward professionals working 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

Understanding and mastering a diversity of issues, along with their underlying sources, allows you to provide safe, healthy, energy-efficient solutions.

Topics Covered

This course will provide a complete 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 and BPI Envelope Professional Certification.

BA Classroom Topics

  • Building Science Principles – Heat, Air & Moisture
  • Health & Safety Issues
  • Air & Thermal Barrier Alignment 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
  • Insulation Opportunities

BA Field Topics

  • 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)
  • Practicing Blower Door Testing
  • Ventilation Measurements

 Envelope Professional Field Topics

 (Note only: BA & EP will need to be combined)

  • 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

EP Field Topics   (EP only)

  • Health & Safety Issues
  • Identify Moisture Related Issues
  • IAQ – Identify Air Contaminants
  • Identify Existing Fire Hazards
  • Identify Insulation/Air Sealing Structural Problems
  • Identify duct leakage locations
  • Pressure Pan Testing
  • Insulation Opportunities
  • Air & Thermal Barrier Alignment
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Test Out

Course Package Includes

  • Online Building Science pre-study course & exam
  • 2½ days of classroom training with practice quizzes
  • 3 days of intensive field training in an actual, fully operational house
  • BPI written and field exams 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 Analyst & Envelope Professional course prepares participants to earn the nationally-recognized BPI Building Analyst and BPI Envelope Professional Credentials.


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

  • Step 1:  Online Building Science training & Math pre-study
  • Step 2:  Live classroom & field training
  • Step 3:  Written & Field exams (one each)

o   We will schedule your 2-hour (each) BPI BA and BPI EP field exams during or after the course, to be taken at our on-site Field Test House.

  • Step 4:  Certification


What is the average salary for a Building Analyst or Envelope Professional?
Building Analysts can earn between $45,000 & $65,000 annually. The key is to add this certification to any career to help market your advanced 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 a BPI Building Analyst & Envelope Professional?
These certifications allow individuals and companies to participate in utility, county, state and federally funded rebate programs.

When and where are exams administered?
BPCi administers the 2-hour, 100-question written exam on-site at our training center after 2½ days of classroom & 3 days of field instruction.

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