As many of you are aware, BPI introduced exams for four advanced certifications in a pilot phase this summer and will follow with a nationwide roll out later this year. Together with BPI's existing certifications held by tens of thousands of professionals throughout the country, the new credentials help to define a career path in home performance contracting. These certifications - Home Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer, Crew Leader, and Quality Control Inspector - satisfy the demands of both the national Weatherization Assistance Program and the home performance marketplace for a skilled workforce with proven experience.
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Nice letter, but it refers to "demands" from the "home performance marketplace" for credentials that are yet to be implemented while there is no demand from the "home performance marketplace" for those already in place. Consumers are not nearly as impressed with "certifications" as contractors are.
We should end the confusing and counterproductive incentive programs, stop the endless assembly line of credentials to go with them ... and let the market do its thing.
Hi Teresa, Good question. To find out what knowledge, skills and abilities you will need to challenge the Energy Auditor exams or any of the other certification exams, please go to www.bpi.org/pilot and click on the 'Pilot Certification Scheme Handbook' for each certification listed there. This will provide you with a solid overview of what you will need to know. I also recommend you check out our FAQs page on the new certifications.
So are we choice, select or just government Inspected?
Right now none. We're just sizzle, still looking for the beef.