Dear Colleagues,

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.

Please click here to continue reading.

Tags: BPI, Contractors, Standards

Views: 251

Replies to This Discussion

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.

http://jimbushart.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/government-participation...

I have a lot of questions about this. I hold BA and Envelope Professional certifications. It looks pretty clear that I will be expected to re-certify as, at least, Home Energy Auditor, when the time comes. How can I find out what additional knowledge or skills I'll be expected to have?

It's all well and good to claim we won't have to throw out our existing certifications, but if this causes a shift in the expectations of the institutions (city, state) that offer incentive programs, then, yes, we will have to "throw out" our existing certifications and get new ones, in order to stay affiliated with those programs.

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.

Watch out, when you post to this BPI will ask you to participate as they plan their path forward. Ask me how I know. Volunteers?
when you google BPI from a non energy geek computer, you get Beef Products Inc. that is not acceptable. To get 'juice' on search engines you need links from and to your site. It would help us all if BPI had links directly from their site to any member's site and the requirement for that was a reciprocal link from the member back to BPI.

Actually, Home Energy, ACI, RESNET, and all the rest could benefit from this idea too.

So are we choice, select or just government Inspected?

LOL.

Right now none.  We're just sizzle, still looking for the beef. 

Thank you.

RSS

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

Latest Activity

Dan Martens added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Fluke Thermal Imager and Minneapolis Blower Door for sale

I have a Fluke TiR Thermal Imager purchased 5 years ago and a complete Minneapolis Blower Door…See More
1 hour ago
Dan Martens joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
1 hour ago
Todd Collins replied to Carly@AirCycler's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"I get it ... the article is focused on cost.  Cost is not why people put an ERV or HRV in a…"
3 hours ago
Green Training USA posted events
9 hours ago
Crosbey Archery posted a photo

Timber-Double-doors

This door is made and hand finished at Bradford workshops by skilled craftsmen.…
14 hours ago
Green Training USA updated an event
Thumbnail

BPI CEU's - Online Anytime at Online

December 4, 2014 to December 3, 2015
Get All 30 BPI CEUAvoid BPI's Written Exams for Certification Renewal…See More
14 hours ago
David I. Shepherd-Gaw added a discussion to the group Job Board
Thumbnail

JOB: Energy Efficiency Specialist @ Cowlitz PUD

Primarily a position with a residential focus in a great community. Opportunities to expand your…See More
19 hours ago
David I. Shepherd-Gaw joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
19 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service